Leslieville is one of those historic Toronto neighbourhoods that is an amazing place to live, dine and shop in, but seems chronically under-appreciated.

Despite the fact that it’s incredibly accessible and is home to Toronto’s Film District, it often gets overlooked when it comes to listing “go-to” areas.

But all of this is changing. Leslieville can definitely boast that it’s one of Toronto’s up-and-coming ‘hoods with many awesome new developments popping up to rejuvenate the historic east-end area.

One of the developments leading the change is The Carlaw, a 12 storey project by Streetcar Development and Dundee Realty.

With Dundas and Queen streetcars nearby and the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway only a stone’s throw away, future Carlaw residents will be living in a veritable transport hub. But it’s a transport hub with one notable absence: the uncomfortable hustle and bustle. Leslieville has a relaxed atmosphere that is characteristic of many historic Toronto neighbourhoods.

Of course, you’d be wrong to think “relaxed” is synonymous with “nothing happening.” Leslieville boasts an awesome nightlife and many notable entertainment venues along Queen. The food’s good too! The Brick Street Bakery, Bobette and Belle artisanal pastries and the Te Aro coffee shop are all within strolling distance from The Carlaw.

If pub fare is your idea of fine dining then you’ve got the Ceili Cottage almost at your doorstep and if you’re in the mood for something a little classier (no offense, pub folks) then Queen Margherita Pizza is a perfect venue for enjoying some Italian cuisine.

The folks at The Carlaw sent us over a few pro pics of the neighbourhood that we thought we should share to give you a sense of what’s going on down in ol’ Leslieville (and Riverside!).

Lil Baci’s is a casual Italian Eatery. Their specialty is pizza!
Not much opera goes on here. The Opera House is one of Toronto’s most popular rock concert venues.
Table 17 is a casual neighbourhood wine bar and bistro.

Suites at The Carlaw range in size from 400 to 1300 square feet. For more info call 416 690 8588 or email info@thecarlaw.ca. Click here to visit the site!

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