It’s starting to feel a lot like summer so let’s shake off the dust and find out what to do in Leslieville! Our newest property in Leslieville is located at 1075 Queen Street East, right in the heart of the neighbourhood and just steps from the action. Whether you’re looking for a great new boutique, tasty treats or an adventure, Leslieville has something for everyone.
Open every Sunday from May 22nd to October 30th, The Leslieville Farmer’s Market has delectable treats ranging from fresh fruit and veggies, meat and fish, and baked goods and prepared foods. You’ll find the market running from 9am to 2pm in Jonathan Ashbridge Park just a 15 minute walk from Oben Flats on Queen. Expect fresh local food, good vibes and live music.
Looking for a wilderness adventure without ever leaving Toronto’s east end? The Leslie Street Spit Trail, also known as Tommy Thompson Park, is a diverse wilderness retreat in an urban setting. Built by lake filling and originally meant to be a breakwater for Toronto’s harbour expansion, the plan was abandoned and when shipping in the Great Lakes declined. The spit hosts a vast amount of wildlife including plants, butterflies, reptiles and mammals. For this reason, dogs are strictly prohibited and it is recommended that you stay on the 23.2 kilometers of trails. Guided walks are also available. Visit tommythompsonpark.ca for more information.
Music is in the air! Presented by Beaches International Jazz Festival, Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside takes place from July 8-10th at Jimmie Simpson Park. Take a stroll down Queen Street East and enjoy the sweet jazz notes on a balmy summer’s eve. This event is free for the whole family.
Go green at the Leslieville Tree Festival happening on Saturday June 18th from 12-4pm at Leslie Grove Park. Located at 1158 Queen Street East, this event is just blocks from Oben Flats Leslieville. Explore the green vendors and exhibitor displays, local food and ceremonial tree planting. Hosted by LEAF, learn about the protection and enhancement of the urban forest.