Known for almost a decade as Toronto’s hottest up-and-coming neighbourhood Leslieville continues to surprise and delight people looking to settle in this former industrial located at the south east end of the city. Bordered by Eastern Avenue and Queen Street to the South, Broadview Ave to the west and Gerrard Street to the north the people living in Leslieville can easily access other parts of the city.
This is a tight-knit community with many of the local business owners living just blocks from stores, cafes, restaurants and bars that they own. Places like the Leslieville Cheese Market, “The Roy” (local pub), popular brunch spot Lady Marmalade, and ice-cream “hot spot” Ed’s Real Scoop are all firmly entrenched in this neighbourhood.
Moving a bit further afield residents just take a short walk up to Gerrard Street where shops, cafes and restaurants abound. Toronto’s “Little India” sits along this eastern stretch of Gerrard Street providing Torontonians the very best in Indian cuisine, clothing, art and culture.
There is a good mix of older single and semi-detached family homes sitting on older, well-know streets like Alton, Hasting, Leslie and Bertmount. As a compliment to the well-loved neighbourhood feeling in the area new condo developments - The Leslieville Lofts, Edge Lofts, Work Lofts, Printing Factory, Garment Factory and the Flat Iron Lofts - that are being incorporated into many of the area’s older, renovated industrial buildings.
With the ongoing development of the West Don Lands the Leslieville neighbourhood will just continue to gain popularity for home buyers. The ten acre West Don Lands will include 10 hectares of parks and approximately 6,000 housing units. To service this new neighbourhood enhanced transportation, shopping and entertainment services will being to spring up in the area…just to the south of the Leslieville neighbourhood
If you’re thinking of buying in the city’s east end you’ve got to take a look at Leslieville. As your experienced Toronto Realtor I would be pleased to show you the possibilities.