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The Leslieville Guide: the essential destinations for eating, drinking and shopping

The Leslieville Guide: the essential destinations for eating, drinking and shopping

This east-end neighbourhood is constantly being labelled “the next big thing.” Yet it’s been seven years since Edward Levesque opened his eponymous restaurant at Queen and Alton, and nearly a decade since the first old industrial building was transformed into condos. Leslieville has not only arrived: its evolution is unique in the city. The tight-knit community of business owners—most live within blocks of their workplace—has allowed “Toronto’s Brooklyn” to avoid the fate of unruly and super-hyped Queen West and Ossington. Mainly untouched by big box retailers and uncharted by tour buses, this is one of the city’s most relaxing spots to spend a day. Here is our guide to the top cafés, shops, restaurants and dairy parlours for caffeine fanatics, curious day trippers and anyone who appreciates a scoop of really good ice cream.

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The Leslieville Guide: the essential destinations for eating, drinking and shopping
The Leslieville Guide: Doll Factory by Damzels
The Leslieville Guide: Lady Marmalade
The Leslieville Guide: Simple Café
The Leslieville Guide: Tomi-Kro
The Leslieville Guide: Baby On the Hip
The Leslieville Guide: Ed's Real Scoop
The Leslieville Guide: Leslie Jones
The Leslieville Guide: Six Shooter Records
The Leslieville Guide: Winkel
The Leslieville Guide: The Ceili Cottage
The Leslieville Guide: Ethel 20th Century Living
The Leslieville Guide: Lil' Baci
The Leslieville Guide: Sweet Bliss Baking Company
The Leslieville Guide: Leslieville Cheese Market
The Leslieville Guide: Fare Bistro
The Leslieville Guide: Machine Age Modern
The Leslieville Guide: Te Aro
The Leslieville Guide: Cream: The Urban Dairy
The Leslieville Guide: Gadabout
The Leslieville Guide: Nathalie-Roze and Co.
The Leslieville Guide: The Roy Public House
The Leslieville Guide: Edward Levesque’s Kitchen
The Leslieville Guide: Gio Rana’s Really Really Nice Restaurant
The Leslieville Guide: The Purple Purl
The Leslieville Guide: Thrill of the Find

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