The green and white Leslieville street signs that run along Queen Street were installed in 1987. These historic markers are symbolic of a renewed interest and pride in Leslieville among the residents of this quiet east end neighbourhood.
Leslieville, still feels very much like a small village. It’s cozy houses, quaint stores, and tree lined streets, seem surprisingly serene and peaceful considering Leslieville’s close proximity to downtown Toronto.
Leslieville’s main shopping district runs along historic Queen Street East. Most of these stores are small independently owned shops that cater to the specific needs of the local residents. Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch at Rashers or Lady Marmalade or grab dinner at one of the many local restaurants including Tabule, The Nose, Ruby Watch Co, and Ascari. Leslieville offers a wide array of bars and pubs as well including Prohibition, The Roy and Hitch.
For more information on Leslieville, check out https://www.facebook.com/InsideLeslieville/
The nearest rail transit stop is Donlands Station – about a 24 minute walk – 1.83 KM away – http://www.ttc.ca/Subway/Stations/Donlands/station.jsp
Leslieville Junior Public School – About a 4 minute walk – 0.26 KM away
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Elementary
254 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M4M 3C9, Canada
Leslieville P.S. has enjoyed a proud history in the Leslieville community. Today their school promotes academic excellence, offers a wide range of extra curricular activities including sports, writers clubs and choirs. Leslieville has about 350 students in Grades JK to 6. It is a community school with an active parent council. They provide a wide ranging curriculum and extensive extracurricular program.
Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School – About a 13 minute walk – 1 KM away
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle
70 Woodfield Rd, Toronto, ON M4L 2W6, Canada
Duke of Connaught has a long tradition in East Toronto. In 1912, the school was built next to the historic Ashbridge House on land that had been the orchard of the Ashbridge Estate. Woodfield Senior School was added in the late 1950s. The Junior and Senior schools combined in 1989 to form Duke of Connaught Public School. Today, they are a vibrant JK to Grade Eight school that reflects the diversity and richness of contemporary Toronto.
Riverdale Collegiate Institute – About a 6 minute walk – 0.47 KM away
1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2A1, Canada
Since 1907, Riverdale Collegiate has established a reputation for academic excellence and strong community involvement. Riverdale is home to a modern library learning commons and students regularly use technology to enhance their learning. The academic program is complemented by a wide variety of clubs and sports such as: the Riverdale Environmental Action Committee, SASSD, yearbook, athletics, music and theatre. The school prides itself on a strong spirit of community.
Rosedale Heights School of the Arts – About a 36 minute walk – 2.72 KM away
711 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 1J4, Canada
The school provides students with a unique educational opportunity by preparing them for university and college through challenging academic programs with an emphasis on the performing and visual arts.
Their facilities include: computer and science labs, technology and video communications equipment, dance studios, drama studios, music studios, a dark room, visual arts studios, a fitness centre and a swimming pool.
Rosedale offers a wide selection of courses in academic and artistic areas of study complemented by numerous opportunities for extra-curricular involvement in student clubs and sports.
St. Joseph Catholic School – About a 3 minute walk – 0.19 KM away
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle
176 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M4M 3C7, Canada
St. Joseph School houses approximately 180 students. This school is a community based school that works closely with the Church and Parent Community. Their students come from all walks of life. Because St. Joseph offers programs in Learning Disabilities, Multiple Exceptionalities and Language Instruction, many of the students in these programs are bused to the school from surrounding communities. St. Joseph School also has 8 regular classes including two all day kindergarten classes. In addition, they have 1 Special Education class to service students with special needs. Vocal music is offered to students from J.K. to grade 5 and instrumental music is offered to students in grades 6-8.
St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School – About a 20 minute walk – 1.53 KM away
49 Felstead Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1G3, Canada
Founded in 1986, St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School is a semestered, co-educational institution guided by Catholic beliefs, values and traditions. Their mission as a Catholic school is the development of the whole student both academically and spiritually presented in a safe, academically challenging and creative environment. As predicated by their motto: “Impelled by the love of Christ,” they strive to help students discover their skills and passions and to nurture these abilities to their full potential always in the spirit of Christ.
The school provides a full range of comprehensive programming which prepares students for a variety of post-secondary destinations.
Kew Park Montessori Day School – About a 11 minute walk – 0.82 KM away
Primary and Elementary School
79 Hiawatha Road, Toronto, ON M4L 2X7
150 Greenwood Ave
This 6.2 hectare park lies on Greenwood Avenue north of Dundas Street East. It features two lit ball diamonds, a multipurpose sports field, a dog off-leash area, a community garden, a splash pad and a children’s playground. The Greenwood Park outdoor pool is located at the north end of the park. An outdoor artificial ice rink is available in winter, and used for ball hockey in the summer months. Greenwood Park Outdoor Pool features a 35 m shallow pool which is approximately 2 m at the deep end. There is a large pool deck with a raised seating area on the north side.
2 Ball Diamonds, 1 Clubhouse, 1 Community Garden, 1 Leash-Free Dog Area, 1 Outdoor Dry Pad, 1 Outdoor Pool, 1 Outdoor Rink, 1 Playground, 1 Splash Pad, and 1 Sports Field
Maple Leaf Forever Park – About a 4 minute walk – 0.32 KM away
62 Laing St
Maple Leaf Cottage – About a 5 minute walk – 0.34 KM away
62 Laing St
Maple Cottage is an historic workers’ cottage that is used for program and meetings. The facility has a kitchen and 2 meeting rooms and the greenspace is maintained by the Garden Club. 1 Community Hall
Leslie Grove Park – About a 5 minute walk – 0.37 KM away
1158 Queen St East
A small park on Queen Street East at Jones Avenue that features a ball diamond, a wading pool and a children’s playground. Leslie Grove Shack is located inside Leslie Grove Park. The shack offers youth programs on Friday nights.
1 Ball Diamond, 1 Clubhouse, 1 Playground, and 1 Wading Pool
S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre – About a 7 minute walk – 0.55 KM away
56 Woodfield Rd
This Recreation Centre has a gym and a few community rooms for programming with access to the TDSB pool. Primary clients are school aged children 5 to 14 years of age.
1 Community Rec. Centre, 2 Craft Rooms, 2 Fitness/Weight Rooms, 1 Games Room, 1 Gym, 1 Indoor Pool, 1 Preschool Activities Room, and 1 Skateboard Park