Leslieville is a large neighbourhood in Toronto and has a ton of housing for both renters and for buyers. Prices are still better than downtown, but gentrification is changing that fact – fast. Apartments, condos and basement suites in Leslieville still go for below-average rates for renters, whereas a detached house will cost a bit more, but gives the added benefit of a little back yard and a bit more space for the family.
Queen Street East is the Leslieville foodie's main hangout, not just for great eats, but for people watching on one of a few patios around. For breakfast, there's Lady Marmalade, which seems to have lineups all day, every day, then Eastside Social for a maritime-style dinner, or Skin + Bones, or Completo, or Gio Rana's, or Goods and Provisions. Then, there are almost too many cafes to name, plus a dozen bakeries, pubs, lounges and bars. Leaving Queen Street, there's an area on Gerrard at the neighbourhood's east end called the India Bazaar, with awesome restaurants and shops selling imported goods. For families, there are five public elementary schools within the neighbourhood's borders, plus one high school and a Catholic school called St. Joseph's.