Leaside is consistently regarded as one of the more popular and desirable neighbourhoods in Toronto. Home to many well-established families, the neighbourhood is largely coveted for its proximity to parks, beautiful tutor and solid-brick houses, excellent schools, shopping districts, and TTC accessibility.
Along with Leaside’s high profile, it's no surprise that its reals estate is one of the more exclusive and expensive regions in Toronto. Being home to many upper-income families, Leaside consistently remains in a high-demand neighbourhood for well-established families. While there is a good mix of two-storey detached homes, bungalows, and semi-detached properties in the neighbourhood, more and more homes have been undergoing substation renovations, resulting in an increased presence of two-story homes. Most properties have a private drive and are situated on a generous lot size.
The majorities of homes in the Leaside area were built in the mid 1900’s, many of which are Tutor-style, have beautiful wood accents, and working fireplaces. In more recent years, a number of condominium and townhouse developments have risen on the fringe of the area, providing more opportunities for people to move into this great neighbourhood.
Lifestyle & Recreation
One of the main areas of recreation and character in the neighbourhood is Bayview Ave. This street features ample shopping, retail shops, specialty stores, pubs and restaurants options. While Bayview Ave provides more expensive and independent stores, the nearby ‘Leaside Center,’ located at Eglinton Ave and Laird Dr, offers a number of larger commercial chains, including: Longos, Winners, Canadian Tire, and many more.
Leaaside is largely, and understandably, coveted for its beautiful parks and outdoor spaces. Two of the more well-known park spaces are Serena Gundy Park and Sunnybrook Park. Sunnybrook Park is one of the most famous parks in the city, offering many walking trails, picnic areas, an off-leash dog park, and even horseback riding stables!
Holding a large family population, Leaside is highly regarded for its proximity to great schools. Some of these include: Leaside High School, and Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School.
Parks & Recreation
Various bus routes across Leaside connect to various subway stations along the Yonge-University Line. A number of routed along Eglinton Ave, Bayview Ave connect to Eglinton station, St.Clair Station, and Davisville subway station. These routes all provide quick and easy access to the downtown core.
Motorists can also access the downtown core in about 10 minutes, using the nearby Bayview extension. This route also links up to the DonValley Parkway, which feeds in to the Gardiner expressway to the south, or connects up to highway 401 to the north.