With a variety of property sizes and styles, industrial turnover and retail/condo redevelopment plus a plethora of parks and family recreation facilitates, the East end of Toronto is more affordable and where you should invest now! East is the new West and Leslieville is one of the areas quickly expanding and improving one sale at a time.
THE LESLIEVILLE STORY
Leslieville began as a small village back in the 1850s, which then grew up around the Toronto Nurseries owned by George Leslie and sons, after whom the neighbourhood is named after. The green and white Leslieville street signs that run along Queen Street were installed in 1987. These historic markers are symbolic of a renewed interest and price in the area among the residents of this quiet east end neighbourhood. Leslieville still feels very much like a village with its cozy houses, quaint stores, and tree lined streets, seem surprisingly serene and peaceful considering it’s is close proximity to downtown and to many of the east end’s star attractions: charming shops, restaurants, coffee houses spill over from the west while the calm of the Beach beckons from the east, and the lively Little India strip sits in the middle.
Greenwood Park has three baseball diamonds, an ice rink, a pool, and a playground. The Jonathan Ashbridge Park features two tennis courts, a children’s playground, and a wading pool. The S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre on Woodfield Road has a gymnasium, an indoor pool, a fitness room, a craft room and meeting rooms. The Gerrard/Ashdale Public Library has a wide variety of programs for children, adults and seniors.
Leslieville is well served by the public transit system which operates bus and streetcar routes on Carlaw, Jones, Greenwood, Coxwell, and Eastern Avenues, as well as Queen and Gerrard Streets. Most link up to TTC stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. You can drive to the downtown core in minutes and the Lake Shore Blvd, the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway are close by.
LESLIEVILLE SCHOOLS & LIBRARIES
Roden Public School (JK-Grade 8) Monarch Park Collegiate Institute (Grade 9-12) Donforth Collegiate and Technical Institute (Grade 9-12) Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute (Grade 10-12) Gerrard Ashdale Library
If you’re looking for a great way to break into the Leslieville market, I have the perfect starter home or condo alternative for you listed for $429,000! 166 Hiawatha Rd is an updated home with two bedrooms, two baths, a newly finished basement with separate entrances, original hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen with sunny west facing deck and yard surrounded by mature trees, legal front pad parking within walking distance to trendy Queen East, Little India, Riverdale, Danforth, The Beach & more. Ideal for young families, couples with close proximity to excellent schools, parks, transit and shopping while only a short drive to the downtown core.
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