There are a variety of property types to choose from when looking for real estate in Leaside. There are 15 houses, 0 townhouses, and 3 condos for sale. For past listings, search our Leaside sold listings and Leaside expired listings The average listing price in Leaside for all home types is $1,829,389, which is 12% lower than February 2018. There are many popular neighbourhoods surrounding Leaside, including Bennington Heights, Thorncliffe Park, Broadway, Moore Park, Governor's Bridge, Bridal Path, Park Lane that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. Leaside also has many options for renters with 18 active rental listings and an average lease price of $3,513.
Located in the heart of the city, Leaside is a coveted, family friendly neighbourhood that’s close to Toronto’s best shopping and dining.
Originally a town all its own, Leaside is one of Toronto’s most historical residential neighbourhoods. Originally settled as farmland in the 19th century by the Lea family, the area was mainly an industrial centre used for munitions and shells factories before booming as a suburb following the second world war. Bordered by Bayview Avenue to the west, Eglinton Avenue East to the east, Serena Gundy park to the north, and the CP railway tracks to the south, this stately East York neighbourhood is filled with detached two-storey and bungalow homes, and ample greenspace. Given its central location and family-friendly amenities, it is one of the city’s most sought-after - and expensive - real estate markets.
An affluent group of upper-middle class families and professionals Leaside is home to upper-middle class families, many of which are dual-income households in high-earning professions. The salaries earned by neighbourhood residents are higher than the city average, with 33% of households making more than $125,000 annually.
The vast majority of Leaside residents (93%) speak English as a home language, with 1% speaking French, 2% being multilingual, and 5% speaking a non-official language.
It is a very family-centric neighbourhood, with 57% of households made up of couples with children (compared to city average of 45%).
Fifty-two per cent of residents are working age (24 – 65), 20% are children aged 0 – 14, with youth aged 15 – 24 accounting for 12% of the population. Seniors aged 65+ account for 16% of residents.
Tree-lined streets and private drives frame classic post-war homes
Leaside was established as a residential neighbourhood following the second World War, as munitions and shells factories made way for booming housing demand. Most original residences are Tudor-style detached and semi-detached, including two-storey and bungalow structures. Streets feature mature trees and foliage, and most homes boast both front and back yards, as well as a private driveway.
While the area’s houses feature historical charm, many of the neighbourhood residents have invested in considerable upgrades, in some cases demolishing and building anew on their lots.
While 65% of dwellings are detached houses, the neighbourhood is also home to upscale apartments, accounting for 41% of housing. New condo developments are also underway around the peripherals of the area.
An expanse of park and green space host year-long outdoor activities
Despite being in the centre of the city, Leaside is a great neighbourhood for those who love outdoor living, with close proximity to Toronto’s extensive ravine system and a plethora of parks, along with well-equipped indoor facilities.
The Leaside Memorial Gardens offer swimming, two indoor ice rinks and a curling rink, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the natural beauty and hiking trails of Serena Gundy Park year-round. Trace Manes park, located to the south, is home to the Leaside Tennis Club, and offers six courts, a baseball diamond, as well as playground and outdoor ice rink.
The neighbourhood offers moderate walkability, though the majority of residents choose to own vehicles. The area is connected to the city’s downtown via Don Valley Parkway – a major highway artery – and has direct access to Eglinton and Bayview Avenues. While the area is well-serviced by bus transit, commuters face multiple legs of transit in order to access Toronto’s central subway and LRT systems.
Leaside is conveniently located near some of Toronto’s best shopping centres, with ample retail options available along Bayview Avenue and within the Leaside Smartcentre complex located on Laird Drive.
|School Name||Fraser Institute Rankings|
|Leaside High School||8.4|
|Bessborough Drive School||7.4|
|Rolph Road School||6.7|