Just minutes from downtown Toronto and next to South Riverdale, Leslieville is another one of Toronto’s older neighbourhoods. There are probably more semi-detached houses in the area than detached and many of these lovely character houses have been beautifully restored. In addition several modern condominium developments and freehold townhouses have also been built within the past 5 years or so. An eclectic mix of shopping and dining options all within close proximity, make Leslieville one of the most sought-after Toronto neighbourhoods. In additions Leslieville is close to great bike trails along Eastern Avenue which take you to the The Beaches in minutes., Toronto’s film community, shopping and restaurants along Queen Street East are all within walking distance.
Where is Leslieville?
The cerntre of Leslieville is can be found at the corner of Queen Street East and Leslie Street. The northern border was thought to be Gerrard Street East. Mind you, as the popularity of the area grows so do the geographic boundaries! For some reason even houses north of Gerrard are now classified as being in Leslieville.
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Considering its close proximity to downtown Toronto the Leslieville neighbourhood, with its sense of community and tree-lined streets is surprisingly peaceful. This neighbourhood is very accessible via public transit or car. Just minutes from the Don Valley Parkway, Lakeshore Ave. Dundas Street East the Gardiner Expressway and any one of the man TTC subway stations, the neighbourhood is also well served by streetcar routes along both Queen and Gerrard St East.
Great for first-time homebuyers and young families the neighbourhood is very eclectic and there is literally something for everyone! There is always loads going on! There are some wonderful restaurants, such as the Nose, and the newly opended East Ender are two local favourites. If you are interested in one of a kind boutique shopping, there is no better place than Queen Street East. The mid century modern furniture stores and shops like Thrill of the FInd make the area truly unique.
For school aged children Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public Schools service most of the area. Riverdale Collegiate Institute is the high school of choice in the area.
I live and work in the Leslieville area, and know this residential neighbourhood well. If you are interested in finding out more about this or any other area of Downtown Toronto please contact me.