Leslieville Overview

Overview:  Leslieville over the years has retained its small village character, with its cozy houses, quaint stores, and tree-lined streets but is also revitalized by the “Hollywood” studio district along Eastern Avenue, where former industrial buildings and warehouses have been converted into lofts, film studios and production studios. Walking down Queen Street you will see the nice multiple coloured street benches and a sense of being in a small town will be evident. It is to no surprise that this area is popular among young professionals looking for a good neighbourhood close to the downtown core to call home.

Homes: Leslieville’s older houses along Queen Street and South to Eastern Avenue were built in the late 1800s. They include Empire row houses and Victorian houses.

Leslieville’s second generation of houses, north of Queen Street, were built in the early 1900s. This district includes detached and semi-detached houses as well as some bungalows.

The newest housing stock in the area includes a variety of condominium – loft ownership opportunities. Many of these have been built in former industrial buildings that give them an urban charm. These newer condos are found around Queen st east and Carlaw Ave.

The latest one along Eastern Ave will be constructed shortly which will be the Wonder Condos, as the building was the Bread factory building in the past.

Shopping: The main shopping area runs along Queen Street. Here you will find antique shops, art galleries, design shops, bakeries as well as trendy cafes and restaurants.

The area on Gerrard St East between Greenwood Ave and Coxwell is known as the India Bazaar. Finally, a neighbourhood shopping mall on Gerrard Street East with various shops called Gerrard Square.

Recreation: Many small Parks surround the area as well as Greenwood park which has three baseball diamonds an ice rink, pool, and playground. 


Primary Schools:

Bruce Jr. – 51 Larchmount Ave.

Roden Jr.- 151 Hiawatha Rd.

Leslieville Jr. – 254 Leslie St.

Duke of Connaugt Jr. – 70 Woodfield Rd.

Post High School:

Riverdale Collegiate Institute – 1094 Gerrard St. East

Catholic Schools:

St. Joseph – 176 Leslie St.

St. William – 343 Jones Ave.


Leslieville is served by the public transit system which operate bus or streetcar routes on Carlaw, Jones, Greenwood, Coxwell, Queen, Gerrard, and Eastern Ave.

Queen Street is also served by 24hour streetcar service.

Cars can be downtown in minutes as well as have direct access to Lakeshore Boulevard, Gardiner Expressway, and The Don Vally Parkway.

Homes range in price from:

$500,000 – $1,000,000 +