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Leslieville is a community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada east of the Don River bounded by the Canadian National railway line and Gerrard Street to the north, Empire Avenue to the west, Eastern Avenue to south, and Coxwell Avenue to the east.

This quiet east-end neighbourhood forms part of the broader neighbourhood of South Riverdale. Leslieville began as a small village in the 1850s, which grew up around the Toronto Nurseries owned by George Leslie and sons, after whom the community is named.

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It is commonly referred to now as an up-and-coming neighbourhood, with new restaurants, shops and cafés slowly cropping up in the area. However, it is still a largely working-class and middle-class neighbourhood. In some of the former industrial areas large film studios have opened, including Cinevillage and Showline Studios. Just to the south, in the Port Lands area, the massive new Pinewood Toronto Studios are being built. Leslieville's older houses between Queen Street, and Eastern Avenue were built in the late 19th century.

Shopping
Leslieville's main shopping district runs along historic Queen Street, where the old diners and hardware stores that used to dominate are being pushed out by more trendy shops. Most of these stores are small, independently owned and cater to the specific needs of the local residents. Renewed interest in the neighbourhood has attracted popular restaurants, shops, galleries, antique stores and bakeries to the area - chic restaurants like Bonjour Brioche and Hello Toast draw patrons from around the city.

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Sports and Recreation
Much of Leslieville's recreation centres around children. The waterfront is nearby, as are numerous parks including Greenwood Park with its artificial ice rink, pool, playground and three baseball diamonds. The leslie Spit in the southern most point - jutting into lake Ontario.

Ashbridges Bay Park on the south side of Queen is the hub of summer activity in Toronto and features volleyball, an Olympic pool, restaurant, pub and facilities. As well, the S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre on Woodfield has an indoor pool, fitness & meeting rooms, and a craft room.

Libraries
There are three public libraries: The Riverdale Branch at 370 Broadview Avenue, the Jones Branch at 118 Jones Avenue and the Gerrard/Ashdale branch at 1432 Gerrard St. E.

Schools
  • Duke of Connaught School
  • Leslieville Jr. School
  • Roden Jr. School
  • Bruce Jr. School
  • Pape Avenue Jr. School
  • Morse Street School
  • Bowmore Public School
  • Riverdale CI
  • Monarch Park CI
  • Eastern Commerce CI
  • Danforth CI

Leslieville Toronto History


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