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This east-end neighbourhood forms part of the broader neighbourhood of South Riverdale. Leslieville began as a small village in the 1850s, which grew up around the Toronto Nurseries owned by George Leslie and sons, after whom the community is named. Most of Leslieville’s residents were gardeners or were employed at one of the brick-making factories in the area.

The older homes in the neighbourhood can be found along Queen Street East and to the south of Eastern Avenue. Here the homes were built in the late nineteenth century, with architectural styles ranging from the Ontario cottage style to Second Empire row homes. You will also be able to find Victorian houses in the area.