Leaside is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Toronto. In light of its high profile, it is not surprising that Leaside is also one of the more expensive real estate districts in Toronto. Leaside is in especially high demand with upper middle income families who value this neighborhood as an ideal place to raise children. Leaside has abundant greenspace and parkland, a fine selection
of schools, one of Toronto’s best shopping districts on Bayview Avenue, and excellent access to public transit.
The typical Leaside house is situated on a generous size lot with a private drive and a garage. Most of the houses contain beautiful wood trim, hardwood floors and a working fireplace. Leaside’s Tudor-style houses were built largely in the 1930’s and 1940’s. There is a good mix of two-storey detached homes, bungalows and semi-detached houses. A growing number of Leaside bungalows have had second storey additions, while others have been replaced by new custom designed homes. During the 1990’s a handful of exclusive condominium and townhouse projects have been built on the periphery of the neighborhood. Leaside also contains some of Toronto’s nicest rental apartment buildings, located on the east side of Bayview Avenue and on Leacrest Road overlooking
the Don Valley Ravine.
Bessborough Drive Elementary & Middle School, 211 Bessborough Drive, (416) 396-2315
Northlea Elementary & Middle School, 305 Rumsey Road, (416) 396-2395
Rolph Road Elementary School, 31 Rolph Road, (416) 396-2435
Leaside High School, 200 Hanna Road, (416) 396-2380