Leaside Real Estate
Set on respectably-sized properties right in the middle of Toronto, you will find the lovely homes of Leaside. Most Leaside homes are traditional detached two-storey designs dating from the 1930s and 1940s, all-brick constructed, with distinctive intermixing of cut stone around entryways and front bay windows.
Other eye-catching exterior details frequently seen on homes in Leaside are leaded glass windows, an assortment of arched and peaked entrances, and broad wooden door casings. House interiors display artisanship in their traditional wooden mouldings, baseboards, and floors.
The community’s well-regarded schools, comfortably sized homes, and myriad of recreation facilities have attracted upper-middle class families to Leaside for decades. As has happened in popular neighbourhoods throughout Toronto, Leaside real estate prices have pushed skyward, resulting in $900,000 becoming a common entry point for North Leaside homes. South Leaside offers some more economical alternatives, including semis and bungalows closer to $500,000.
Although Leaside was part of the former borough of East York, homes in Leaside more closely tie in with neighbouring North Toronto communities such as Davisville Village, and even Moore Park to an extent.
Regardless of political boundary technicalities, residents in Leaside and surrounding areas enjoy numerous conveniences, such as easy access to downtown Toronto via the Bayview Extension and Yonge Subway (by way of Eglinton and Davisville Stations), and superb dining and shopping at Bayview Avenue’s many restaurants and boutiques.
The collection of maternity and child-oriented stores on Bayview, south of Eglinton, caters to the multitude of young families in the neighbourhoods. Home Depot, Best Buy, Urban Barn and a handful of other large-format retailers feature locations near Laird and Eglinton, sparing residents from trekking to more suburban locales.
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