Bursting with antique stores, a wide selection of bistros and restaurants, and plenty of green space, the neighbourhood of Leaside is full of character. Homes here sit on generous lots with private drives and the interiors include wood trim, hardwood floors and fireplaces.
Leaside’s Tudor-style houses were built in the 1930s and 1940s and today there is a healthy mix of two-storey detached homes, bungalows, and semi-detached homes. Some of the original homes have additions, others have been replaced by new, custom-design homes. In the 1990s, a handful of condominiums and townhomes began to show up on the periphery of the neighbourhood.
Leaside is a great neighbourhood for those who prefer to enjoy recreational activities not far from where they live. Indulge in nature while you jog through Serena Gundy Park. Sunnybrook Park has top-notch sports fields, an exercise trail, and horseback riding stables. If you’re a tennis player, or just love the game, you’ll be glad to be close to Trace Manes Park, the home of the Leaside Tennis Club and its 6 courts. Leaside also has many baseball diamonds, an outdoor natural ice rink, and playgrounds, making it a family-friendly neighbourhood and a haven for the active resident.