Leslieville Toronto Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Leslieville - East End

If you want to enjoy the feeling of living in a village without compromising your access to the downtown areas, buy a home in Leslieville! The surprisingly serene interiors of this neighbourhood belie its geographically perfect placement just minutes from the core of Toronto. With cozy homes on a tree-lined quiet street, friendly neighbours and a self-sufficient community, Leslieville seems too good to be true, but this community is very much a reality. Understandably, this is one of Toronto's most active real estate markets.

  •   AgeOld
  •   Area Urban
  •   AmenitiesEaton Centre
  •   Commute10 mins DT
  •   IncomeUpper Mid


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Leslieville Real Estate Overview

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Leslieville is situated east of the Don River with its northern boundaries marked by the Canadian National Railway line and Gerrard Street, Coxwell Avenue lying to the east, Empire Avenue encircling it in the west and The Beaches community to the south. A compact village that came up in the 1850s, Leslieville developed around the Toronto Nurseries owned by George Leslie and Sons. The neighbourhood takes its name from this family. If the Toronto Star called the area "Hipsterville East," it had good reason to. Leslieville has transformed in recent years from its little-mom-and-pop-shops-on-street-corners days into a buzzing, active hub of activity.

Proximity to the beautiful expanse of Lake Ontario, infinite biking paths along the waterside, restaurants galore and incredible shopping, Leslieville has pretty much everything you could ask for. Family-oriented as the community is, this is an excellent spot for young parents looking to move into a neighbourhood where their kids can grow up with the right values, in perfect safety.

Who Lives In Leslieville Homes

You will find that most of your neighbours here in Leslieville are young people, with a predominance of young professionals. A good number of families also call Leslieville home, and you can see how the quiet ambience and access to amenities is a big draw for these homeowners. This neighbourhood has historically been a haven for the creatively inclined, and you will still find many artists here.

Leslieville Homes Are Perfect For

Families love this location, and so do those who wish to make their daily commute to downtown more accessible. The public transit system rather efficiently connects Leslieville via service routes on Carlaw, Jones, Eastern Avenue, Greenwood and Coxwell Avenues. Bus routes on Queen and Gerrard Streets also take you to subway line connection points. With the Gardiner Expressway, Lake Shore Boulevard and the Don Valley Parkway lying close by, you can also get to various parts of Toronto by road. If you are looking for a well-connected neighbourhood, this is just the place for you.

Leslieville is also ideal for those who are looking for a location that has a buzzing retail strip. In this neighbourhood, you certainly have this, and in particular, the dining options are aplenty.

Leslieville Homes Are Not So Perfect For

One of the downsides to Leslieville is that Canada's largest wastewater treatment plant lies somewhat close by. If you want to avoid this, Leslieville may not be the spot for you. The authorities do take adequate care to ensure that there is no bad odour spreading down through the neighbourhood, though.

Leslieville is not your typical, laid back countryside kind of neighbourhood. The area is relatively busy, thanks to its proximity to downtown and its active social scene. Keep in mind if you are looking for absolute peace and calm, you may be a bit disappointed here.

Life and Style, Amenities And Things To Do In Leslieville

Leslieville used to be home to craftsmen and artists, and you can still see vestiges of its past here in its shopping areas. There is nightlife, there are shops, green spaces, and more, all within easy reach, and that makes Leslieville a popular place to buy real estate.

The historic Queen Street is Leslieville's primary shopping hub. The independently owned shops here are the main attraction of the neighbourhood, and these cater to the locals very efficiently.

Apart from the many restaurants here, Leslieville is also famous for its buzzing nightlife. Martini bars, clubs and pubs are quite easy to find. Vintage furniture is another thing that this neighbourhood is renowned for; to shop for these items, head over to the old "Film District" streets.

For those who wish to have an active lifestyle, Leslieville scores well. Greenwood Park is well-maintained and features an artificial ice rink, three baseball diamonds, a pool and a playground. On Queen Street, you have Jonathan Ashbridge Park with two tennis courts, a wading pool and a children's play area. You also have the S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre, where you have a gym, a pool and a fitness room.

Leslieville Real Estate Market

You will find many of the older homes for sale in Leslieville clustered along Queen Street, and towards the south of Eastern Avenue. These often date back to the 1800s, and you will find a variety of styles here, including Victorian homes, Ontario Cottages and Second Empire row houses. Towards the north of Queen Street are the newer homes for sale, built during the initial phase of the 1900s. Detached and semi-detached houses and compact bungalows are also found here.

If you are looking for loft-style housing units, Leslieville is the best place to start your search. Quite a few uniquely designed such spaces are up for grabs here in the neighbourhood. Gerrard Street is where you have the multi-use buildings with street-front shops sporting homes on the second floor. If you intend to open up a retail store and want to live close by, this is the perfect option for you!

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Listing information last updated on June 23rd, 2024 at 5:45am MDT.

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