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Seven Toronto Places With Amazing Outdoor Spaces

Day 2 of Curbed's Outdoors Week 2014! Today we're bringing you a roundup of amazing outdoor spaces; infinity pools, lap pools, waterfalls, lush gardens; everything that makes life outdoors more luxurious. Grab your sunglasses and SPF 30 and have a look.

↑ First up, we have this $12,988,000 fantastically low-slung Bridle Path home with 187,000 sq. ft. of amazingly lush landscaping by Janet Rosenberg & Studio. The house has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, and nearly every room overlooks the grounds (check out the view from the master bathtub). There are cabanas dotted around the grounds for the inevitable parade of guests you'd be entertaining, and a gorgeous outdoor kitchen (with two television screens suspended from the ceiling).

↑ This extraordinary contemporary North Toronto house was built by California-based Belzberg Architeds to replace its owners previous home, which burned to the ground. The home's gardens are simple, modern and geometric, and there's a 48-foot infinity pool.

↑ This four-bedroom house in Richmond Hill designed by Bruce Kuwabara doesn't have a swimming pool, but its tranquil Zen garden and restful water feature will chill you right out regardless.

↑ If you're looking for something further west, how about Mississauga? This cosy little seven-bedroom shack is on the market for $13,998,000 and has some of the most incredible grounds outside of Versailles. There's a tennis court, a massive palace-worthy fountain, and a really nice pool. A really nice pool.

↑ This home's Corten-steel-and-glass exterior is striking enough (it's been featured in numerous architecture mags, which inspired David Bowie to pay a visit), but the real draw is its gorgeous pool and lounge area.

↑ This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom Rosedale house is an imposing structure in the middle of a forest, surrounded by lush greenery and terraced-stone gardens that guarantee privacy. The home's interior is actually pretty blah, aside from the great indoor pool (and waterfall). There's a sweet koi pond outside if you need to feel close to water.

↑ Finally, here's a home in Hogg's Hollow that's not only beautiful, it fits into its environment with ease. The original 40-year-old house was expanded and a rock-ribbed salt-water pool added, and there are terraced gardens, banks of wildflowers, terraces and sand pits for kids to play in.