WELCOME TO LESLIEVILLE
Where a Bohemian ambiance meets the lifestyles of young professionals and families; Leslieville attracts artists and free spirits.
Where a Bohemian ambiance intertwines with the lifestyles of young professionals and families; Leslieville attracts many artists and free spirits. This neighborhood has been hailed by the New York Times as the next Williamsburg, Brooklyn and has been featured as a background for numerous films and TV productions.
Leslieville is located east of the Don and is bounded by the Canadian National Railway line and Gerrard Street to the north, Empire Avenue to the west, Eastern Avenue to the south, and Coxwell Avenue to the east.
LESLIEVILLE - ARTISTIC IN NATURE
Leslieville is known for its Victorian homes, revitalized heritage lofts, trendy restaurants, cafes, boutique stores, and yoga and fitness studios. The laid-back lifestyle of Leslieville draws many young professionals and families, especially given its close proximity to downtown Toronto. The is also in close proximity to many of Toronto’s entertainment areas such as the Beaches, Greektown, and the Distillery District.
Additionally, being close to Lake Ontario, there are many bike paths, playgrounds, splash pads, and off-leash dog areas around Leslieville – no wonder families opt for this !
LESLIEVILLE REAL ESTATE INSIGHT
The average listing price of a Leslieville home is just shy of $1 million, which means the falls below the average listing price for a residential property in Toronto. Leslieville largely features semi-detached homes, followed by condos and then detached homes. The is still in the latter stages of a revitalization process, thus, housing situations can vary greatly. Renovated homes and new condo developments are continuing to pop-up throughout the , with some offering stunning views of the Toronto skyline.
Generally, since Leslieville features homes that are relatively inexpensive, considering its close proximity to the city , the has attracted real estate investors over the last few years and home prices have been climbing as a result. With the development of Quayside and East Harbour to the south, real estate prices are forecasted to continue to increase.
However, if you’re looking more for a value investment, there are still plenty of affordable Leslieville homes that sporadically come on to the market, homes that are only a few renovations away from realizing their true value!
PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE
Currently, there are around 26,000 individuals residing in Leslieville, with a median income around $76,000; the 30 to age group makes up the largest demographic living in the area.
PARKS AND NATURE
Greenwood Park is a bustling park and boasts two baseball diamonds, a soccer pitch, a covered artificial outdoor ice rink, a playground, and an outdoor swimming pool. The park also features a leash-free area for pets.
Another relaxing spot nearby is Riverdale Park East, located north of Leslieville near Danforth and Broadview Avenue. Riverdale Park East features two diamonds, three multipurpose fields, a running track, tennis courts, an artificial outdoor ice rink, ball hockey pad, a picnic area, and a children’s playground. The north end of the park has many recreational trails that are ideal for (long!) nature walks. Additionally, located at the north entrance of the park, on Broadview Avenue is the Riverdale Park East Outdoor Pool.
There is also Hideaway Park, situated on Logan Avenue just South of Danforth Avenue. This park features two baseball diamonds, a multipurpose field, tennis courts, a volleyball court, an dog area, a wading pool, and a children’s playground. In the middle of the park is the Withrow Park Outdoor Artificial Ice Rink.
Lastly, Cherry Beach Park is located on the north shore of the Outer Harbour at the foot of Cherry Beach. The park features an off-leash dog area and the west side of the beach is popular with .
Toronto’s hottest dining spots, Maha’s, is located in the heart of Leslieville. Maha’s is a tiny east-end kitchen known for its over-the-top delicious Egyptian food. But be prepared to get there early, as there are usually line-ups out the door to get into this restaurant.
Another delicious spot is Queen Margherita Pizza, which serves Neapolitan style pizza with a smart three-course prix fixe that suits families and birthday parties.
For a scrumptious healthy option, stop over at for an indulgent brunch consisting of a variety of meal options featuring fresh Ontario ingredients.
Lastly, I’d be remiss if I did not mention the Rooftop at the Broadview Hotel. The Rooftop features a terrace, indoor space, an eclectic menu, and panoramic skyline views of Toronto that are unsurpassed by anywhere else.
In addition to one of the most stunning views of the Toronto skyline and the Don River, the Broadview Hotel Rooftop is an unforgettable location for drinks and is one of the hottest bars in the area.
If you are more of a wine connoisseur, head over to Chez Nous which serves locally grown Ontario wines and bottles of locally brewed beer.
The Broadview Hotel is landmark with a wonderfully past. Originally built in 1891, the Broadview Hotel has now been meticulously restored and transformed into a 58-room boutique hotel. Each room is refreshingly unique, with a vinyl record player and a mini-bar offering locally sourced goods.
Leslieville is famous among Torontonians for its boutique shops, and specifically for being a haven for talented local artisans and indie shops. Residents can spend all day exploring the unique artistic talents that Toronto offers.
LIST OF SCHOOLS
- St. Joseph Catholic School
- Bruce Public School
- Leslieville Junior Public School
- Morse Street Junior Public School
- First Nations School Of Toronto
- Dundas Junior Public School
- Queen Alexandra Middle School