One of Toronto’s most family-friendly communities, Leslieville is celebrated for its brunch spots, trendy boutique shops and array of restaurants. Whether you know the east-end neighbourhood best for its brightly-coloured mural near Jones Avenue and Queen Street East, or the eccentric Dollhouse on Bertmount Avenue, most Toronto locals have taken a trip to Leslieville at some point.
While the community has historically been home to detached and semi-detached residences, a wave of local gentrification has spurred a rise in new low- and mid-rise condominium developments. If you’re looking to make a purchase on a new Leslieville condo in the near future, here’s a handful of developments you may want to consider.
Developer: Fieldgate Urban
Priced from: $680,990
Located slightly east of the iconic Leslie and Queen streets intersection, The Poet Condos will bring 69 new residences to the area. While there’s plenty to do outside, the six-storey condo building will tout enjoyable amenities like a fitness centre, media room with a wet bar, and a landscaped rooftop with a barbeque area. The residences, which currently range from 535 to 1,340 square feet, come kitted out with modern fixtures such as wide-plank laminate flooring, quartz kitchen and bathroom countertops, and custom soft-close cabinetry.
Developer: Marlin Spring
Priced from: $992,990
Construction for this 89-unit mid-rise kicked off in early 2018. Situated on the northeast corner of Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue, WestBeach Condominiums is at the perfect halfway point between Leslieville and the renowned Beaches neighbourhood.
Within a few minutes’ walk of this project, you’ll stumble upon local go-to’s for entertainment and eating out, like The Beach Cinemas, Murphy’s Law Pub and Kitchen, and The Burger’s Priest. If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy the waterfront or let the kids burn off some energy at the playground, Woodbine Park and Ashbridge’s Bay has you covered with plenty of ponds, trails and open green space.
Developer: Condoman Developments Inc.
Priced from: $960,250
With only five suites remaining for sale, Post Lofts Leslieville will rise six-storeys near Hastings Avenue and Queen Street East. Its central Leslieville location puts you a street over from Maple Leaf Forever Park, plus several other neighbourhood amenities like cafés, bistros and local services. Inside, these units will showcase contemporary interior finishes thanks to wide-plank floors, exposed beams and nine-foot-plus ceilings. Homeowners will also have their choice between two colours for a brick feature wall, plus several finishing options for sliding barn doors.
This site near Eastern and Logan avenues holds quite a bit of history. In the late 1880s, a local baker called Lewis Brown purchased the lot and began a bakery business out of his home. The bakery, called Brown’s Bread, grew to prominence before merging with General Bakeries Limited between the 1960s and 1970s. The plant was later taken over by George Weston Company, who made Wonder Bread in the facility before the site closed in 2014. Now, the former factory will become a 289-unit, eight-storey townhome and condominium community, complete with a fitness centre, games room and barbecue area.
Developer: Harhay Developments
Priced from: $706,900
Across seven-storeys, these loft-inspired residences are encased with a red-brick exterior and offer easy access to the outside with the help of large balconies and terraces. Besides the easy access to the 501 Queen streetcar line, 875 Queen East is close to the local Starbucks, Value Village and Shoppers Drug Mart. Right across the street is Jimmie Simpson Park, a popular spot for locals to enjoy a game of baseball or just sit on one of the many benches and people watch.
Developer: Grid Developments
Priced from: $769,900
Brought to you by the developers of Piano Towns and Sunday School Lofts, The Lofthouse Condominiums is another notch in the belt for Grid Developments. When construction wraps up on the six-storey condo project in June 2021, the residences will host interior features like ten-foot-high ceilings, open-concept layouts and floor-to-ceiling windows. Bordering Leslieville to the north along Gerrard Street East, The Lofthouse Condominiums will be steps from NoFrills, an LCBO, Gerrard Square Mall and Gerrard Carlaw Parkette Dog Park.