Leslieville

Why we like it.

This charming neighbourhood is chock-a-block with young families, great restaurants and quirky shopping. Quickly becoming the go-to neighbourhood for up and coming chefs to open hip new restaurants and bars, you can enjoy the food scene without trekking across the city. Minutes from the Beach gives residents lots of opportunity for play, and with the Lakeshore Expressway and DVP at the bottom of the neighbourhood getting out of the city is a snap. Boasting a reliable, unpretentious housing stock, this is an area we love to explore with our clients.

Avg House Price # of Sales Yr/Yr Change
Detached $856,343 120 18%
Semi-Detached $719,960 216 9%
Row $725,920 49 10%
1 Bedroom Condo $397,117 86 4%
2 Bedroom Condo $579,569 34 3%

Best Eats.

The folks here take their food very, very seriously – handmade, traditional and passion are all cornerstones of the scene, infused with a good dose of hip and cool. 

Lady Marmalade

Be prepared to wait for brunch at this popular Leslieville eatery! The homey decor and combination of both vegan and carnivore dishes makes this the ideal spot for everyone to

Lil’ Baci

A cozy back patio, authentic handmade Italian specialities and an unfussy vibe are key to this trattoria’s appeal.  Truly a neighbourhood joint, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day or enjoy a social Saturday dinner with friends.

Ed’s Real Scoop 

You don’t have to be a kid (just a kid at heart) to love Ed’s. All handmade ice creams and gelatos, they aren’t afraid to get adventurous with flavours (bacon ice cream anyone?). Again, be prepared to lineup, even in the winter for this neighbourhood favorite.

Delica Kitchen

Founded by the Ace Bakery family, this shop has good DNA! Sandwiches, soups and sweets round out the menu and make for a quick lunch for home or office, with catering available as well.

Reliable Fish and Chips

If you’re a fan of the Food Network, you may have seen the episode of Restaurant Makeover featuring this Leslieville institution. With a bit of paint and elbow grease, they quickly updated the look and it’s been going strong ever since!

Goods and Provisions

One of the restaurants that’s on the “scene” this tavern offers up custom cocktails, fresh oysters and a short card of extremely tempting mains. Come early to grab a seat and a drink, and relax as you enjoy the music and good banter.

 

Caffeine Fix.

Packed with coffee shops, Leslieville may be over-caffeinated, or they may just be trying to keep up with their young kids and need the boost! 

Te-Aro

Serious coffee types flock to Te-Aro for their caffeine fix, whether it’s a pour-over Ethiopian blend or a Costa Rican espresso. Year round, they can be seen with their pets and kids enjoying the patio out front or stocking up on beans and brew accessories.

Tango Palace Coffee

Looking for a cosy nook, good coffee and tempting sweets? Tango Palace Coffee has a giant case full of pastries, squares and cakes (along side sandwiches, soups and savoury bites) and has been a gathering spot for locals for over 20 years.

Majesteas

If coffee isn’t your cuppa, Majesteas is the perfect spot for you! Stop in to peruse the numerous blends or sample a cuppa alongside a sweet treat. Their tea experts will guide you to the perfect blend of black, green, white, rooibos, herbal, or…well you get the idea.

Drink Here.

We’re giving you two takes here – one healthy, one not so much. 

Belmonte Raw

For a complete change of pace, try Belmonte Raw’s juice fast to detox and feel healthy, or just stop in for a juice or two to ward off what ails you.

Ceili Cottage

The Ceili (pronounced Kay-lee) is one of the friendliest pubs in the city, overflowing with warm Irish hospitality. Walking into the white-washed building is like stepping across the ocean, with the smell of peat in the air, pints on the bar and gregarious conversations flying in every direction. Oh yeah, and they have their own yurt out front, because why not?

Grocery.

All the basics are close at hand, with a cluster of shops at the corner of Queen E and Logan Ave. 

Hooked

Sustainable is the key word here, with this shop certified by Ocean Wise and run by chefs. Fresh fish is not the only choice here, they also make an excellent smoked fish, and offer local preserves and can set you up for a take home dinner on a busy weeknight.

Rowe Farms

Again a focus on sustainable products, this being organic produce and ethically raised meat. Sourcing their products from Ontario farmers, you can be assured that you are serving your family free range, healthy products

Leslieville Cheese

This tiny shop is packed to the rafters with cheeses from around the world, cured meats, fresh baked goods, Chocosol chocolate bars and much, much more. Did we mention they also make a wicked grilled-cheese for those mid-shop hunger pangs?

Brick St. Bakery

An obsessive eye for details makes this bakery stand out, from their flaky, buttery croissants to decadent sausage rolls to their classic Boxing Day sandwiches this shop is a regular stop for those lucky enough to live nearby.

Shopping.

Walking along Queen E you’ll see lots of vintage shops, funky clothes and unique retailers. We’ve chosen a few of our favourites here, but a stroll along the strip exploring all the oddities is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. 

Good Neighbour 

New to Queen E, this shop brings some downtown trendy to the strip. A great place to stop in for designer brands in clothing, housewares and gift-y things.

Atomic Toybot 

Make no mistake, this is not your average toy shop. Atomic Toybot is know for their limited edition collectibles and gallery shows of quirky and unusual art.

Machine Age Modern

Once a hotbed of mid-century vintage shops, the area is slowly moving away from the home goods market. Machine Age Modern has an exquisitely curated selection of mid-century pieces, all in immaculate condition. Looking for the perfect teak sideboard or Eames original, this shop should be first on your list.

Culture.

The Queen E strip is home to many galleries and creative boutiques. The evolving scene makes for a great dose of culture and a great opportunity to see a wide variety of artists’ work. 

mjg gallery

We love to drop into the mjg gallery to see what they’re showing. The works are always interesting and thought provoking.

The Ashbridge Estate

One of the founding families of Toronto, in 1972 the last remaining family members donated their estate (including a wide assortment of heirlooms) to the city of Toronto. The gardens are still beautifully maintained and are lovely to explore on a summer’s day.

Well Being.

Restore Health

If sessions at Quad East or runs along the Boardwalk have you hurting, these folks can fix you up. With a number of alternative treatments under one roof, they will address your issues from head to toe and have you leaping out of bed in no time.

Schools.

Elementary Schools

Rating 6 – Morse Street Junior Public School

Rating 4.6 – Bruce Junior Public School

Rating 2.1 – Leslieville Junior Public School

Rating 2.7Duke of Connaught Junior Public School

Secondary Schools

Rating 7.8Riverdale Collegiate Institute

Transit.

Streetcar

501 Queen – Map

506 Carlton – Map

Bus:

31 Greenwood – Map

83 Jones – Map

72 Pape – Map

Time to Union Station by TTC: 20 Minutes

Time to Yonge and Bloor by TTC: 22 Minutes