Leslieville condominiums are less common in comparison to some of the neighbourhoods closer to downtown where we see rapid growth and dense corridors of high-rise towers, but this east-end pocket has still seen an increase in modern boutique buildings, townhomes and trendy lofts.
It’s an eclectic neighbourhood that’s been defined as a “strategic growth area,” in the province’s growth plan and is primed for mixed-use intensification that takes advantage of the neighbourhood’s access to streetcar routes, restaurants and services.
It has a warm, neighbourly feel and has become increasingly popular with young families, as well as with students, artists and young professionals.
This neighbourhood has an almost perfect Walk Score of 93/100 and an excellent Transit Score of 87/100. The Queen streetcar runs 24/7, taking you as far east as the idyllic Woodbine Beach and as far west as Etobicoke. It’s about a twenty-minute trip into the downtown core, making it a great neighbourhood for the professional who wants easy access to some of downtown’s employment areas, yet craves a quirky neighbourhood to come home to.
The building is also right on a bus route that connects directly with the TTC’s line 2.
Leslieville has become known for its trendy brunch spots, bars and community hubs, like The Opera House, a popular concert venue and the Broadview Hotel, a heritage-dwelling-turned-bar, similar to the west end’s Drake Hotel.
It’s a neighbourhood with plentiful parks, schools, child care services and recreation centres, so there’s always something to do, whatever the season.