Welcome to Leaside
There is an open feel about Leaside with its tree lined streets and its proximity to Sunnybrook Park, Serena Gundy Park, and the Don Valley Walkway and Bicycle Trail. Children set up their hockey and basketball nets to play on quiet streets, little league teams, skating, curling and hockey at Leaside Arena and tennis and baseball at Trace Manes Park are well supported making Leaside a great neighbourhood for children. Four neighbourhood elementary schools, one offering a French Immersion programme, are in walking distance for most children. In Leaside's active community in midtown Toronto people know each other, block parties and other community functions are common and local organizations and issues are strongly supported.
Ease of access to the downtown core through the Bayview Extension is another advantage to Leaside. Shopping and fine restaurants on Bayview and Mt Pleasant Avenues and proximity to the entertainment offered at Yonge and Eglinton are added conveniences for Leasiders. In addition, recent development along Laird Drive has added a larger shopping center and rejuvenation of that area. Its friendliness, its strong community atmosphere and its attractive homes make Leaside a neighbourhood where people tend to become long-term residents.
Leaside, a neighbourhood of mainly single- family, detached brick homes on good-sized lots, has undergone a transformation in recent years. Many of the original bungalows have been rebuilt to present day standards, and many of the larger homes have added large extensions and upgrades. Homes with large family rooms and with four bedrooms are now increasingly common. Semi- detached homes still exist and recently small condominium residence developments have been built.
Approx. distances to:
Don Valley Parkway: 3.5 kms
401 and 400: 12 kms
QEW: 7 kms
King/ Bay: 6 kms
Yonge and Bloor: 5 kms
Nearest subway: Eglinton, St Clair
The Tea Emporium
Great card shop - Write Impressions
Great hair cut - Fiorio
The Flying Dragon - Books
Running Routes - Serena Gundy/ Sunnybrook Park.
Toronto District School Board
- Northlea Public School, 305 Rumsey Rd. 416 396-2395
- Bessborough Public School, 211 Bessborough Dr. 416 396-2315,
- Rolph Road Public School, 31 Rolph Rd. 416 396-2435
- Leaside High School, 200 Hanna Road. 416 396 238
Toronto Catholic District School Board
- St. Anselm’s Catholic School, 182 Bessborough Drive. 416-393-5243
- Marshall McLuhan, 1107 Avenue Road.
*Check with local schools concerning boundary restrictions.
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