Leaside is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Toronto. It’s an ideal place to raise your family due to the strong sense of community, the fine selection of schools, the abundant green space, parkland and recreational facilities and one of Toronto’s best shopping districts on Bayview Avenue. As well, Leaside has excellent access to public transportation.
LEASIDE MEMORIAL GARDENS at Millwood Road and Laird is a pillar of this family oriented neighborhood and one of the community’s biggest recreational centers. It features hockey programs, lessons, leisure activity, an ice rink, curling rink, swimming pool and an auditorium.
There are FOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS with playground equipment for your children to enjoy. The HOWARD TALBOT PARK near Leaside High School is host to a multitude of sports activity including a splash pad and various baseball, badminton and soccer programs. Kids love to toboggan here in the winter. Just down the street, you can find the Leaside Lawn Bowling Club.
Leaside residents can enjoy nature and fitness activities in SERENA GUNDY PARK AND SUNNYBROOK PARK. There are wide paved trails and large open spaces ideal for bicycle riding, jogging, hiking, and picnics and is a great place to spend quality time with your family.
TRACE MANES PARK at Millwood Road and McRae Drive is home to the Leaside Tennis Club. As well, there is a baseball diamond, kid’s playground and a wading pool with lifeguards. In the winter, an outdoor ice rink is installed for pick up hockey. The Library has a great kid’s section and offers weekend programs.
Whether SHOPPING, DINING OR STROLLING, there is always something to explore along Bayview. Pubs, cafes, sandwich shops and patios along with an eclectic host of restaurants featuring Indian, Asian Fusion, Sushi, Italian, Mexican and some of the city’s most famous Wings and Burgers is sure to offer a taste for every palate. “Originals” with a kids’ menu and upstairs playroom and “Hollywood Gelato” are always a big hit with the kids. THE LEASIDE CENTER is yet another shopping area offering a large collection of national retailers, a Sobey’s food store, an LCBO and is located at the south east corner of Laird and Eglinton.
- Bessborough Drive (Intermediate), 211 Bessborough Drive, 416-396-2315
- Rolph Road (Elementary), 31 Rolph Road, 416-396-2435
- Northlea (Elementary/Middle), 305 Rumsey Road, 416396-2395
- Leaside High School (Secondary), 200 Hanna Road, 416-396-2380
- St. Anselm (Catholic Elementary), 770 Millwood Road, 416-393-5243
- Children’s Garden Nursery and Primary, 1847 Bayview Avenue, 416-488-4298
PRIVATE SCHOOLS NEARBY:
Branksome Hall School, Bishop Strachan School, Crescent School, Havergal College, Junior Academy, St. Clement’s School, St. Michael’s College, Toronto French School, Upper Canada College, York School