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Leslieville is located east and south of the CP rail lines, east of Coxwell Avenue, north of Lake Shore Boulevard East, and west of the Don Valley Parkway.
This neighbourhood was first settled in the 1850s. Like some other areas of Toronto, it started off as a small village. What’s now Leslieville sprouted up around the Toronto Nurseries, owned by George Leslie and his sons (which is how the neighbourhood got its name). Leslieville’s earliest residents were gardeners or employed by one of the local brick-making factories.
Over the years, Leslieville and some of the surrounding areas (such as South Riverdale) became home to light industry. However, changing economic trends and environmental concerns caused these factories to close down. Today, the air pollution levels are significantly lower, making this neighbourhood attractive for people looking to buy property. Some of these old factories have been repurposed into film studios, so Leslieville has become a good place for celebrity sightings. Other factories have been transformed into modern, attractive condos.
The community has attracted artists of all stripes, and the neighbourhood has garnered comparisons to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There are many fantastic dining options to suit all budgets, and Leslieville has some excellent shopping, too.
Leslieville is home to a demographic mix: young families, singles, and couples. They love the proximity to downtown Toronto while being able to live in what feels like a small town.
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