Why We Love It
In Leslieville, most of the local shops and restaurants are independently owned and operated. These specialty boutiques reflect the neighbourhood’s trendy, environmentally-conscious demographic. On the weekends, you’ll see young families and couples enjoying brunch at the local eateries.
Leslieville’s Little India, also known as the Gerrard India Bazaar, is filled with the area’s best Indian cuisine and retailers. The neighbourhood is also the home of Degrassi Street, made famous by the Degrassi TV series.
Explore and enjoy Jimmie Simpson Park and browsing the local shops. Whether you’re visiting or living in Leslieville, brunch is a must-do. Getting a seat at a local favourite like Lady Marmalade is well worth the wait and a pastry from Bonjour Brioche is not to be missed.
Public transit makes living in Leslieville very convenient. Buses and the Queen streetcar bring commuters to the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Driving or walking are also good options.
Close to many film studios and galleries, Leslieville has a strong creative community. With a calmer atmosphere than some downtown communities, it’s popular with families, young professionals and seniors. It attracts first time buyers and has strong potential for additional development.