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. 


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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