With an array of independent shops and chain stores on Bayview between Millwood and Soudan, this is a neighborhood that mixes convenience and upscale living. Leaside homes combine luxury with a neighbourhood that was once the site of a munitions factory, a train station and an airfield and was important during World War I. Houses were built for the executives who ran the businesses here, such as the Durant Motor Company. The writer, Margaret Atwood, attended Leaside High School, known to be a very good school.
Bayview on the west to Laird and Millwood Road on the east, are bounded with parts of Sunnybrook Park on the north.
Homes and Amenities
Condos and two story homes are found in Leaside, with detached and semi-detached houses available.
One fine example of a detached Leaside home offers two stories and 10 ft. ceilings. An open concept kitchen and family room and true craftsmanship highlight this large home. Another two-story four bedroom home has skylights, gourmet kitchen, crown mouldings, gas fireplace, whirlpool bath, wrought iron railings, solid oak, marble foyer and much more.
A semi-detached home in Leaside offers two stories with a very large deck overlooking a tree-filled back yard. Crown mouldings, wall sconces and hardwood floors highlight this home, within walking distance to the shops on Bayview.
Locals enjoy a mystery shop with fiction, thrillers and more at The Sleuth of Baker Street on Millwood.
A delightful french bakery is Pâtisserie la Cigogne, and a range of natural gelato can be found at Hollywood Gelato.
McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon and Grill is the place to enjoy patio dining and inexpensive eats.
Public schools include Northlea Elementary and Middle School, Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School, Rolph Road Elementary School, Bennington Heights Elementary School, and the acclaimed Leaside High School. Private schools in the area are Children's Garden Junior School and Maria Montessori School. St. Anselm is a Catholic school in Leaside.
Things to Do
Leaside homes put you close to the Leaside Library as well as several parks.