LESLIEVILLE

A sought-after Toronto neighbourhood.

Welcome to Leslieville

Leslieville is a charming neighbourhood in Toronto, located just east of the Don River. While once a small village in the 1850s, Leslieville saw rapid gentrification in the early 2000s and has since become a bustling community with incredible schools, hip entertainment spots, and amazing restaurants. Leslieville’s central location puts residents close to Toronto’s desirable amenities without sacrificing its suburban charm and quiet living, and the area’s east end is connected to the broader neighbourhood of South Riverdale and its incredible dining and shopping scene. Commuting to and from Toronto has never been easier in Leslieville. 
 
Houses in Leslieville are reminiscent of the neighbourhood’s rich historical roots and many were constructed almost a century ago. Traditional residential areas boast older homes with vibrant character and personality, while newer developments offer modern properties with state-of-the-art features. Lofts, multi-story single-family homes, and condominiums are available in Leslieville. 
 

What to Love

  • Older buildings exude nostalgia
  • Variety of housing options 
  • Ample outdoor spaces 
  • Controlled commercial development 
  • Proximity to Toronto’s best restaurants and shops

Local Lifestyle

Leslieville has a strong sense of community and focuses on fostering healthy and lifelong relationships with neighbours. Residents enjoy welcoming newcomers to the area and are eager to answer any questions about community events, local restaurants, and popular recreational spaces. The neighbourhood still has some of its industrial-era vibe, where people are hardworking and focused on building a better community and life for themselves. Everyone works together to create a functioning society where residents live in harmony.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Leslieville has some of the best restaurants in the city. Grab brunch at Lady Marmalade, whose menu features innovative takes on classic dishes, or sample various wines with friends at Chez Nous Wine Bar. Dinner with a stunning view is served to guests at The Rooftop, a popular eatery at The Broadview Hotel with a rooftop bar and terrace. Here, guests can dine on a vast menu of creative and seasonal entrees. Descendant serves Detroit-style pizza in a popular restaurant with distressed-modern decor. 
 
For those who want even more dining experiences, Leslieville’s proximity to Toronto opens residents up to an array of restaurants and cuisines. 
 

Things to Do

Leslieville Beer Festival is an annual event celebrating local and international beer. The long-held festival takes place from Carlaw Avenue to Logan Avenue on Dundas Street East and draws hundreds of visitors into the area. 
 
Visit East Chinatown, Toronto’s second-largest Chinatown. This popular area celebrates Chinese culture and heritage with numerous restaurants serving traditional cuisine and shops selling authentic wares. 
 
Jimmie Simpson Park is one of Leslieville’s most popular outdoor areas, as it boasts a baseball diamond, basketball courts, two tennis courts and fantastic recreation center with an indoor pool. Both Leslie Groves Park and Hideaway Park feature ample green space great for picnic lunches, sunbathing, kite flying, and more. Both parks offer seclusion for those who want to immerse themselves in nature. 
 
Nearby, S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre provides memorable recreational fun and activities for residents indoors. The facility boasts pools, a full-length gym, and community rooms perfect for social gatherings and community programs. 
 

Schools

Leslieville is home to an excellent school system with top-rated schools, including:

  • Morse Street Junior Public School (Early Immersion, Grades JK-6)
  • Riverdale Collegiate Institute (Secondary, Grades 9–12)
  • St. Joseph Catholic School (Grades JK-8)
  • Danforth Collegiate & Technical Institute (Grades 9-12)
  • Dundas Street Public School (Grades JK-5)
  • Leslieville Junior Public School (Grades JK-6)

 

 

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Overview for LESLIEVILLE, Ontario

25,693 people live in LESLIEVILLE, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $131,735. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

25,693

Total Population

40 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$131,735

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for LESLIEVILLE, Ontario

LESLIEVILLE has 11,204 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in LESLIEVILLE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 25,693 people call LESLIEVILLE home. The population density is 8 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.

25,693

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40

Median Age

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-19:

10-19 Years

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20-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
11,204

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$131,735

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Demographics and Employment Data for LESLIEVILLE, Ontario

LESLIEVILLE has 11,204 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in LESLIEVILLE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

25,693

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40

Median Age

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
11,204

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$131,735

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Schools in LESLIEVILLE, Ontario

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The following schools are within or nearby LESLIEVILLE. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Joseph Catholic School*
CATHOLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Leslieville Junior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Morse Street Junior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Riverdale Collegiate Institute
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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