Drake’s plans to construct a massive 21,000-square-foot home in his native Toronto have reportedly been approved by the city after concerns were raised over the size of the impending property, which reportedly was in violation of a number of zoning restrictions due to its height and driveway width.
Earlier this month, reports surfaced suggesting that Drake had purchased over two acres of land in Toronto’s Bridle Path neighborhood through the use of a numbered corporation in an effort to conceal his ownership of the $6.7 million property, Toronto Life reports.
— Toronto Life (@torontolife) May 19, 2016
While Drake has yet to confirm his ownership of the property, the report further suggests that the “One Dance” rapper’s involvement in the project is highly likely given the fact that the president of the numbered corporation is listed as Drake’s close friend and DJ, Future the Prince.
According to blueprints filed with the city of Toronto, Drake reportedly plans to tear down the existing property in the ritzy neighborhood to make way for the 21,000-square-foot mansion complete with a library, an awards room, a rooftop hot tub, a champagne room, an NBA-sized basketball court, and much more, All Hip Hop reports.
The blueprints for Drake’s impending home were made public earlier this week after concerns were raised over the size of the proposed mansion, which reportedly violates several zoning restrictions concerning the height and driveway width for the project, The Globe and Mail reports.
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) May 22, 2016
Earlier this week, a municipal panel met with a planning consultant on Drake’s behalf concerning adjustments that need to be made to the home’s current design in order to continue construction on the upcoming mansion. Proposed revisions made by the planning consultant for Drake’s property include reducing the size of the home’s terrace and building height to comply with zoning restrictions, albeit noting that the mansion’s extra-wide driveway remained mostly within the city’s zoning regulations. The proposal was later met with unanimous approval by committee staff.
According to reports, two residents from the Bridle Path neighborhood were also present at the meeting to express their disapproval of the mansion’s construction; however, later offered their support after hearing the proposed revisions to the property.
Despite having to make minor adjustments to the overall size of the home, the mansion will still feature two floors complete with a full-sized basketball court, “jersey museum,” home theater, spa retreat, indoor pool, and rooftop hot tub that is expected to rival that of Drake’s current swimming facilities at his $7.7 million estate in Los Angeles, which Drake famously boasted about in his “Summer Sixteen” track that dropped earlier this year.
“Ye’s pool is nice mines just big is what I’m saying.” Okay Drake I see you???? pic.twitter.com/zHovk086tw
— Sam I am (@SamiSenn_) February 13, 2016
While Drake has yet to comment on his reported involvement in the project, the rapper previously confirmed to Rolling Stone in 2014 that he was in the “early stages” of constructing a home on the city’s outskirts that would include an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool.
“I’m obsessed with, like, residential pools,” Drake previously revealed to the magazine, “One of my goals in life is to have the biggest residential pool on the planet.”
Drake’s Bridle Path mansion is reportedly being designed by architect Ferris Rafauli, who oversaw the creation of Drake’s 4,000-square-foot members-only Sher Club lounge at the Air Canada Centre last year.
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