Leaside has been an in-demand neighbourhood for years and the reasons are obvious if you take the time to walk or drive along it’s streets. From the shops along Bayview Avenue to abundant parkland and great schools, the community that has thrived in Leaside is incredibly special. The recreational aspects of the neighbourhood are vast with the Leaside Baseball Association, soccer associations, tennis courts and Serena Gundy Park in North Leaside. Leaside also hosts a variety of pre-school, elementary, and high schools within a short distance which make it a great option for families who want a long-term close-knit community.
Homes in Leaside are situated on generous size lots with private drives and garages. The Tudor-style houses built in Leaside during the 1930’s and 40’s contain beautiful wood trims, hardwood floors and fireplaces. Custom homes or large-scale renovations of old bungalows are becoming more and more prevalent with the rise of home prices in the area. During the 1990’s there were some exclusive apartments and townhomes built on the periphery of the residential streets. Most of these are along the East side of Bayview Avenue and on Leacrest Road overlooking the Don Valley Ravine.