Looking for a home in the Toronto area? Exploring Toronto neighbourhoods provide potential home buyers with valuable information. There’s no one “right neighbourhood.” Instead, there are only “right neighbourhoods for you.” Whether you are looking for the best schools, high-end shopping opportunities, parks for your dog, or friendly neighbors, our “Exploring Toronto Real Estate” series is designed to assist you as a starting point to your search for the best neighbourhood for you and your family.
Introduction to Leslieville: The Basics
Leslieville boundaries include Greenwood to Empire and Eastern to Gerrard. Locals report Leslieville still feels like the small village Leslieville started in the 1850’s. It boasts tree-lined streets, quaint shops, and cozy homes. Most of the stores in Leslieville are independently owned. Many local stores run along Queen Street and focus on the needs of neighbourhood residents.
Also found in Leslieville is the commercial centre of Toronto’s Indian community. You can purchase imported silks, incense, and spicy corn on the cob from local vendors between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue on Gerrard Street East.
Leslieville is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Toronto to the east. The neighborhood is family friendly and has lots of green space for the locals’ enjoyment. Leslieville mixes professionals, retirees, and young families. If you are a fan of big box stores in your neighbourhood, Leslieville probably isn’t for you.
Leslieville is part of the South Riverdale neighbourhood for Government statistics purposes. The neighbourhood is made up of the following age groups:
• Children 0 – 14 – 16.5%;
• Youth 15 – 24 – 11.5 %;
• Working-age 25 – 64 – 61.1 %;
• Seniors 65 + - 10.8 %.
Leslieville homes offer a variety of styles, with something to fit almost any preference. Original homes from the late 1800s still populate the neighbourhood. Along Queen street you can still find Second Empire row houses, Ontario Cottages, and Victorian homes. North of Queen Street are many homes built slightly later, in the early 1900s. There, you can find free standing homes as well as semi-detached homes. Leslieville also features a large number of the tiniest bungalows found in all of Toronto.
Leslieville has a Junior Public School grades JK – 6.
Leslieville offers its residents a large variety of public transportation options. There are streetcar and bus routes on Carlaw, Coxwell, Eastern, Greenwood, and Jones Avenues. Additionally, you can find buses and streetcar routes on Gerrard and Queen Streets. Many of these bus routes connect with the Bloor Danforth subway line.
If You Are in the Market for a Leslieville Home
If you are in the market for a Leslieville home, contact us to discuss your wants and needs. We love the Leslieville neighbourhood and would be delighted to show you an assortment of Leslieville homes to fit your family’s lifestyle. Our Leslieville Office number is 416.465.7850.