The Good News
Leslieville is truly one of the up-and-coming neighbourhoods, providing family-friendly parks and restaurants as well as new and hip pubs and bars that continue to grow throughout. Leslieville is quickly becoming a destination for local Toronto visitors as well as many new families and artists taking part in the newly acquired night life.
The Bad News
There are several large public housing complexes in the neighbourhood that were erected in the 1960s and 1970s. Sadly, due to poor original design, they have fallen into some disrepair, but the City of Toronto is working to renovate these buildings as soon as possible.
Homes, Architecture, and Real Estate
The older homes in the neighbourhood can be found along Queen Street East and to the south of Eastern Avenue. Here the homes were built in the late 19th century, with architectural styles ranging from the Ontario Cottage style to Second Empire row homes. You will also be able to find Victorian houses in the area.
A second generation of homes built in the early 1900s can be found north of Queen Street, consisting of detached and semi-detached homes. Also be on the lookout for the area’s bungalows, typically the smallest in the city.
Schools, Colleges, and Universities
The area is serviced by many schools, making this a wonderful neighbourhood for families:
- Morse Street Junior Public School (180 Carlaw Avenue, 416-393-9494)
- Bruce Junior Public School (51 Larchmount Avenue, 416-393-0670)
- Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School (70 Woodfield Road, 416-393-9455)
- Leslieville Junior Public School (254 Leslie Street, 416-393-9480)
- Riverdale Collegiate Institute (1094 Gerrard Street E, 416-393-9820)
- Equinox Holistic Alternative School (151 Hiawatha Road, 416-393-8274)
- St. Joseph Elementary (176 Leslie Street, 416-393-5209)
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