Leslieville - Toronto Neighbourhood

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Leslieville is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is east of the Don River bounded by the Canadian National railway line and Gerrard Street to the north, Empire Avenue to the west, Eastern Avenue to south, and Coxwell Avenue to the east.



Leslieville began as a small village in the 1850s and was named after George Leslie and sons. The main industry was gardening and factory work


Gentrification has taken over the neighbourhood since the 1990s. The reduction in air pollution and fumes have made it much more appealing to members of the middle and creative class. There are still a large number of working class families in the neighbourhood.


Formerly home to industry, the former industrial areas are being used as large film studios. These include Cinevillage, Showline Studios and Pinewood Toronto Studios.



  • Ashbridge Estate
  • Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, Canada's largest sewage treatment plant
  • Pape Avenue Cemetery
  • Gerrard Indian Bazaar



Queen Street East has developed into the commerical strip of Leslieville with a large number of restaurants and trendy shops.

See Also - Toronto Neighbourhoods

External links

http://www.LeslievillePost.com, local news, activities and updates.
http://www.TheLeslieviller.com, the local social network where Leslieville residents connect online.

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