Leslieville, just east of the Don River, began as an area known mainly for being the location for much of the city’s light industry. Naturally, it also became the residence for the many factory workers and their families. However, with the movement of industry to the cheaper rent and leases in the outskirts of town, the past 10 to 15 years has seen the neighbourhood rebuild itself as a place for families and their small businesses. Perennially referred to as an “up and coming neighbourhood” Leslieville continues to grow with locally-owned independent businesses and a strong sense of community.

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