Originally a small village in the 1850’s, Leslieville is named after the owner of the Toronto Nurseries, George Leslie and Sons. Most of the first residents were either market gardeners at the Nurseries or were employed at one of several brick making companies that used to operate in the area. One of the first buildings in the village was the Leslieville Public School, which was built in 1863.
Housing and Accommodation
Leslieville’s older houses along Queen Street and south to Eastern Avenue were built in the late 1800s. They include Ontario Cottages, Second Empire row houses and quaint Victorian houses. Leslieville’s second generation of houses, north of Queen Street, were built in the early 1900’s. Mainly features semi-detached homes, which account for the majority of sales in this neighbourhood. However, there is still a selection of detached homes and condos available. The area is an attractive option for singles and couples.
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Leslieville gives off the vibe of a small village, with tree-lined lots, quiet streets, quaint stores and little shops. It is peaceful and serene, which is uncharacteristic of a Toronto neighbourhood in such close proximity to the downtown core. The shopping district in this area is located along Queen Street. It is also home to an area on Gerrard Street named Little India which has a prominent East-Indian community, offering a variety of exotic shops and restaurants. There is an array of recreational outlets and options, including The Johnathan Ashbridge Park, S.H Armstrong Community Centre, Ashdale/Gerrard Public Libraries and Greenwood Park. All of which have excellent recreational facilities and offer a number of activities and programs for residents of Leslieville.
Leslieville is a diverse neighbourhood. Transit users, cyclists and people who walk to work are attracted to this area because of its relative proximity to the downtown core. Consisting primarily of semi-detached houses (42%) followed by detached houses (24%) and condos (17%), Leslieville’s popularity has grown over the past few years and so the average sale price has risen 15%.
A family-oriented neighbourhood, lots of young families have started taking residence here, along with young creative types.
Leslieville is well served by the public transit system. The 501 Queen and 506 Carlton Streetcars will connect you to the downtown core. Many bus routes on Carlaw, Jones, Greenwood, Coxwell, and Eastern Avenues link up with the Bloor-Danforth subway line.
Traveling by car, Lake Shore Boulevard, the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway are all close by.
Area: 10km Population: 25,640
Kids: 13% Visible Minority: 47.8%
Youth: 11% Average Family Income: $75,333
Lower Education: 44.7% Higher Education: 6.4%
Owned Homes: 51%
Tenanted Homes: 49%
- Family friendly neighbourhood.
- Lots of parks and green space.
- ‘Affordable’ semi and detached homes.
- Pockets of underdeveloped areas.
- Proximity to the Ashbridges Bay water treatment plant.