With the similar streets of Riverdale to the West, The Beaches to the East, Danforth Village to the North and Lake Ontario South, this quiet neighbourhood is small enough to offer that close-knit community feeling while providing residents with all of the convenient amenities of the city.
THE REAL ESTATE
Young families and former West-Enders who are looking to settle down gravitate towards Leslieville real estate for its trendy atmosphere and good value. Semi and fully detached Victorians sit on tree-lined streets, many holding true to their original single-family design, others subdivided into apartments. New condominiums along Queen Street East are transforming the Leslieville real estate landscape with modern design and unique community developments.
WHERE TO RELAX
There are plenty of parks in the Leslieville neighbourhood, one local favourite being Greenwood Park, which has a covered hockey rink, sports fields, a pool, dog park, and playground. Leslieville is also just steps away from the waterfront, including dog-friendly parks like Cherry Beach.
WHERE TO EAT
Leslieville is full of top-notch brunch spots like Lady Marmalade and Bonjour Brioche. If you’re looking for savoury dishes with a perfectly paired drink, head to one of the many wine or tapas bars in the area, like Skin and Bones or The Comrade.
WHERE TO SHOP
Independent stores rule the Leslieville area, with gems such as the Token / Tiny Record Shop selling a collection of new and used vinyl as well as lifestyle goods and decor. Good Neighbour is a thoughtfully curated boutique that’s partnered with its Queen West bookend, the Drake General Store. You’ll find everything from Toronto-inspired toques to classic sneaker brands and children’s books.