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Bordered by Glendale Boulevard, the West Don River, Eglinton Avenue, the Don Valley Parkway, and Bayview Avenue, Toronto’s Leaside community is known for its plethora of recreational activities and gorgeous parks that make it the ideal residence for families with children.

Fundamentally Functional and Family-Friendly

Between some of Toronto’s best shopping, an abundance of greenspace, and a number of high-quality recreational activities, it’s no wonder that Leaside is one of the most sought-after Toronto real estate neighbourhoods. Bayview Avenue hosts an extensive collection of restaurants and stores, many of which are geared toward children, as well as antique shops, specialty stores, and neighbourhood pubs that attract people from across the city. You can also find local stores on Eglinton Avenue, and a variety of large national retailers in the Leaside Centre.

With the amount of business within Leaside, you’ll find a lot of people walking or cycling to work, or riding through and around the neighbourhood on one of the many bus routes that connect to the Line 1 Subway Station. For longer commutes, motorists can get downtown in 10 minutes via the Bayview extension, which also connects to the Don Valley Parkway and other commuter highways to take you all over the city.

Luxurious Leaside Homes

The typical Leaside house stands on a generously-sized lot with a private drive and garage. With many of the houses being built in the 30’s and 40’s, you’re likely to find beautiful wood trim, hardwood floors, and a working fireplace in the Tudor-style Leaside homes for sale. You’ll also find a mix of two-storey detached homes, semi-detached houses, and bungalows, though more and more of bungalow-owners are adding a second storey or replacing them with a new custom designed Toronto home.

A handful of exclusive luxury condominiums were built on the periphery of the neighbourhood in the 1990s, with a steady increase of Toronto luxury condos since then, with even more on the horizon.

Bright Futures

One of the main draws of Leaside real estate is the sheer number of recreational activities for children and adults of all ages. Leaside Memorial Community Gardens, for instance, is a multi-recreational complex that’s home to an indoor ice rink, an indoor swimming pool, a curling rink, and an auditorium. For outdoor activities, look no further than Serena Gundy Park or Sunnybrook Park, which features phenomenal picnic spots, sports fields, an exercise trail, horseback riding stables, and a licensed snack bar. You’ll find local baseball teams using the diamonds in Howard Talbot or Trace Manes Park, which also has a tots playground and outdoor natural skating rink.

In addition to the myriad of recreational facilities, parents are drawn to Leaside for its fine selection of public and private schools.

These public and private schools include:

Public Schools

  • Rolph Road Elementary School for grades JK-6
  • Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School for grades JK-8
  • Leaside High School for grades 9-12
  • Northlea Elementary and Middle School for grades JK-8
  • Bennington Heights Elementary School for grades JK-6
  • St. Anselm Elementary School for grades JK-8

Private Schools

  • Children’s Garden School for grades JK-3
  • Maria Montessori for grades JK-6