Drake Granted Exception for High Fences at Bridle Path Mansion Due to Security Risks
And $1 million worth of trees
Published Sep 17, 2019Drake has successfully petitioned the city of Toronto to install higher-than-regulation fences around his new Bridle Path mansion.
A Toronto bylaw limits residential fences to two metres in height, but Drake will be allowed to continue installing protective walls twice that height.
As CTV reports, Ferris Rafauli Architectural Design Build Group vice-president Brad Rafauli asked the North York Community Council to grant an exception because the number of people who try to access the property is "very, very significant."
He cited the rapper's security as a huge concern and said that despite 24-hour security on the premises, fans still frequently attempt to get on to the property to catch a glimpse of Drizzy.
The mansion is still under construction, but features a number of walls, columns and gates that range between three and four-and-a-half metres. Integrated into the design are more than $1 million worth of cedar trees.
Drake's neighbour to the back of the property reportedly argued against the exception, describing the high walls as an eyesore, but no other local residents complained.
"There was very little opposition," Coun. Jaye Robinson told CTV. "There's nothing lovelier than a whole row of beautiful trees, so we're very impressed with the actual investment in trees on this particular property."
As previously reported, the home is located at 21 Park Lane Circle. It features a basketball court, gym, pool and hot tub, museum built for basketball jerseys, room for "important artifacts," piano room and more.
It even got the VR experience treatment a couple of years ago.