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Toronto Loft Conversions

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Modern Toronto Lofts

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Unique Toronto Homes

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Condos in Toronto

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Toronto Real Estate

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Toronto Neighbourhoods – Leslieville

By Rebecca Laing

Leslieville Homes

Until a few years ago, homes in Leslieville stood largely in the shadows of those in ever popular Riverdale. Mirroring its cousin Beaconsfield Village on Queen West, a stigma of seediness overhung the neighbourhood, as Leslieville real estate values languished. But that was then…

Now, gentrification has gained traction in Leslieville, diminishing its prior status as a stand-in for the Beach and Riverdale, and making it a hip, desirable neighbourhood in its own right.

In lockstep with the renewal of businesses along Queen Street East, and the arrival of Starbucks at Logan, many Leslieville homes are receiving makeovers as well, restoring their gorgeous century-old character.

Some of the most beautiful and in-demand homes in Leslieville are the two-and-a-half and three-story Victorian semis and rowhouses found on Curzon Street, Bertmount and Coady Avenues.

While this renewal has certainly driven up the value of Leslieville real estate, it is still very much a middle class neighbourhood. Its wide range of house styles present many affordable, close-to-downtown living options, ranging from classic semi-detached homes, to pint-sized bungalows, to grand old Victorians (some complete with coach house), to scattered sprinklings of newer townhomes, to the new Riverside lofts at Broadview.

Leslieville: Queen Street East’s Shopping Village

Part of Leslieville’s attractiveness stems from its stylish and vibrant dining and shopping scene. Verveine, Joy, and Kubo Radio are a few of the superb bistros that have arrived on this stretch of Queen East, making Leslieville a dining destination for moderately-priced, creative cuisine.

Meanwhile, an eclectic array of trendy and funky shops is gradually filling the retail landscape. You will find a heavy emphasis on home furnishings from Leslieville’s merchants, whose distinctive offerings include antique, retro, and minimalist designs.

Leslieville Real Estate Boundaries

Leslieville spans from Coxwell Avenue west to approximately Empire Avenue (past Carlaw). Eastern Avenue is the clearly defined southern border, however, things get a bit more murky to the north. While Leslieville’s character is quite evident up to Dundas Street East, there are those that consider Leslieville to extend all the way to the railway line north of Gerrard, which would therefore include Little India.

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