What Makes Leslieville So Great?

Leslieville has become one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Toronto and is a beautiful spot to raise a young family. There are many excellent restaurants, cafes, and shops. Also, the access to parks and the waterfront make this a great outdoor and pedestrian accessible spot in our city.

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There’s been a boom of condo development along Queen Street East over the past few years, adding to the great selection of real estate already in the neighbourhood. If you’re looking for a stunning loft, take a look on Carlaw Avenue — it’s home to the Wrigley Lofts, Printing Factory Lofts, Garment Factory, and more. On the quiet side streets, you’ll find a mix of Victorian homes and modern builds, along with some townhomes and semi-detached houses, too.

You Should See

You’ll think you’re in NYC as you sit on the rooftop patio of The Broadview Hotel, sipping a Chardonnay on a sunny day. The views of Leslieville and beyond are wonderful, as there are fewer tall buildings in the East End. The Opera House is a concert venue that brings back the odd nostalgic band (did you catch Rick Astley in 2017?). You can also choose to drop in on a random band – punk rock lives on at the Opera House!

One of the lesser-known escapes in Toronto is the Leslie Street Spit, which offers a great walking and biking path. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, try paddleboarding across from Cherry Beach, it’s a lot of fun! It also provides a fantastic view of Toronto; it’s as if you’ve left the city and can appreciate its splendour from the comfort of nature.

Neighbourhood Hotspots

Maple Leaf Tavern is a favourite of ours; it’s a great spot to have a meal and enjoy a cold one. At Bonjour Brioche, you’ll find a classic French-focused menu of baked goods and brunch options — it’s been a mainstay in the area for years!

Prohibition Social House has an approachable atmosphere that offers some exceptional meals, including ketogenic options and happy hour service. There’s also Saulter Street Brewery, a fan favourite of many. Be sure to ask for their hidden list of beer flights. (It’s worth it!)

At Impact Kitchen, Josh and his team have created what Toronto has been lacking: A health food-focused offering that brings the who’s-who of Toronto athletes, nutritionists, and trainers. They offer delicious food and refreshing smoothies for when you’re on the go!

Looking for an excellent neighbourhood butcher? Butchers of Distinction is the place to go. You get to know the employees by name and they’re incredibly insightful when it comes to cooking and BBQ tips.

Getting Around

Leslieville is a very walkable neighbourhood, whether you need to get groceries, go shopping, or have a night out. The Queen Streetcar will take you east or west, or you can take one of the north-south buses up to the subway line. With Lake Shore Boulevard just south of the neighbourhood and the DVP to the west, commuters will have easy access to main transit arteries.


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