Leslieville

Condo of the Week: $700,000 for a Leslieville loft in a former Coca-Cola plant Condo of the Week: $700,000 for a Leslieville loft in a former Coca-Cola plant

Address: 1159 Dundas St. E., Unit 149 Neighbourhood: Leslieville Agent: Matt Casselman, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage Price: $699,900 The place: A two-bedroom hard loft overlooking a quiet Leslieville laneway.

The Chase: a couple blows past their budget to land a Leslieville fixer-upper The Chase: a couple blows past their budget to land a Leslieville fixer-upper

By Steve Kupferman | Portrait by Erin Leydon The buyers: Timothy Bramble, a 31-year-old project manager for the digital ad agency Art and Science, and Megan Cairns, a 30-year-old RN at St. Michael’s Hospital. The story: After renting a condo in the West Don Lands for six months, Timothy and Megan decided they were ready… Read more »

Condo of the Week: $700,000 for a two-storey Leslieville loft with impressive sk... Condo of the Week: $700,000 for a two-storey Leslieville loft with impressive skylights

Address: 201 Carlaw Avenue, Unit 236 Neighbourhood: Leslieville Agent: Christopher Andrew Bibby, Sutton Group Associates Realty Inc. Price: $699,000 The Place: An two-level unit in Leslieville’s Printing Factory Lofts, with a mix of antique character and modern finishes.

Sale of the Week: the house that shows what $1 million gets you in Leslieville Sale of the Week: the house that shows what $1 million gets you in Leslieville

Address: 39 Austin Avenue Neighbourhood: Leslieville Agent: David Coffey, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage The Property: A detached family home with an open-concept main floor. The master bedroom claims the entire third level, including a rooftop deck.

AAA Bar is bringing barbecue to Leslieville AAA Bar is bringing barbecue to Leslieville

Adelaide East’s Texas-style barbecue joint AAA Bar is opening up a little sister saloon in Leslieville in the space previously occupied by the short-lived Hummingbird Caribbean. Co-owner Racquel Youtzy (who also operates Riverdale’s Mr. Ciao with her partner Tiz Pivetta) says to expect more of the same, just in a much smaller space, and with wine on tap…. Read more »

Sale of the Week: the $923,000 semi that hints at a million-dollar future for a ... Sale of the Week: the $923,000 semi that hints at a million-dollar future for a Leslieville street

Address: 82 Ivy Avenue Neighbourhood: Leslieville Agent: Ralph Fox and Kori Marin, Sage Real Estate Limited, Brokerage The Property: This three-bedroom semi in Leslieville features an open-concept main floor with a powder room for guests, a kitchen with a marble centre island and custom finishes throughout. The basement has a full kitchen, making it relatively… Read more »

Bero in Leslieville is maybe, probably closed Bero in Leslieville is maybe, probably closed

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Bero, the high-concept kitchen on Queen East, which has been giving off a boarded-up, tumbleweed-y kind of vibe for the past several weeks. Last spring, the restaurant lost its original chef, modernist artiste Matt Kantor (known for his very finicky plating practices), and no successor was ever named…. Read more »

Completo brings South American fast food to Leslieville Completo brings South American fast food to Leslieville

Completo, the sandwich shop that moved into the old Le Matin bakery space at Queen Street and Coady Avenue, is named after a type of elaborately topped Chilean hot dog (“completo” is Spanish for “the works”). The Leslieville version is more sandwich than dog—it consists of griddled steak, pork or chorizo sausage heaped on a… Read more »

Introducing: Braised, a new Leslieville bistro from the owner of Lolita’s Lust Introducing: Braised, a new Leslieville bistro from the owner of Lolita’s Lust

Name: Braised Neighbourhood: Leslieville Contact Info: 896 Queen St. E., 416-519-6280, braised.ca Previously: Bistro 896, which lasted less than a year in the space Owner: Sam Scanga, who also owns the Danforth stalwart Lolita’s Lust Chef: Candace Chase (Trinity Taverna) The Food: As the name implies, most of the food served at Braised undergoes some… Read more »

Leslieville is losing its cutest date spot Leslieville is losing its cutest date spot

Swirl Wine Bar, the only place in Toronto to sip wine while snacking on Alice in Wonderland jars of paté and pickled eggs, is closing. Owners Sean Baillie and Janean Currie announced the news on the bar’s website earlier this week, leaving customers with this characteristically whimsical nugget of wisdom: “A dream you dream alone… Read more »

Introducing: Rock Lobster Leslieville, which has a kids’ menu and three (t... Introducing: Rock Lobster Leslieville, which has a kids’ menu and three (three!) patios

Name: Rock Lobster Food Co. (Leslieville) Contact Info: 1192 Queen St. E., 416-533-1800, @rocklobsterfood, rocklobsterfood.com Owners: Matt Dean Pettit and Mike Homewood, who also own nearby Boots ‘n’ Bourbon, along with partners Darryl Fine and Alan Thomson Chefs: Executive chef Matt Dean Pettit and corporate chef de cuisine Deron Engbers The Food: Fans of the… Read more »

Introducing: The County Cocktail, the Queen West diner’s new Riverdale café a... Introducing: The County Cocktail, the Queen West diner’s new Riverdale café and snack bar

Name: The County Cocktail and Snack Bar Contact Info: 798 Queen St. E., 416-781-4743, thecountygeneral.ca/cocktail, @countycocktail Neighbourhood: South Riverdale Owner: County General owner and former Splendido partner Carlo Catallo Chef: The County General’s Danai Hongwanishkul, formerly the sous-chef at Canoe The Place: The County General’s new east-end spin-off is a café, snack shop and cocktail… Read more »

Condo of the Week: $770,000 for a light-flooded two bedroom in Leslieville’s c... Condo of the Week: $770,000 for a light-flooded two bedroom in Leslieville’s converted gum factory

Address: 245 Carlaw Avenue, Unit 210A Neighbourhood: South Riverdale Agent: Benjamin Ferguson  and Matthew Casselman, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage Price: $769,900 The Place: A two-bedroom unit on the second floor of the historic Wrigley Lofts, a former gum factory turned live-work space in Leslieville. 

Sale of the Week: the $1-million, three-bedroom home that shows that Leslieville... Sale of the Week: the $1-million, three-bedroom home that shows that Leslieville is holding steady

Address: 208 Pape Ave. Neighbourhood: South Riverdale (Leslieville) Agent: Melanie and Lindsay Wright, The Wright Sisters Team The Property: The brick façade of this detached home is unassuming, but the newly renovated interior is filled with high-end details such as eucalyptus cabinetry, a skylight, oak flooring and pot lights. What used to be the garage is now… Read more »

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 22–24 Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 22–24

In this edition of The Weekender, a consumer show aimed at dudes, a block party in Leslieville and three more things to do in Toronto this weekend. CONSUMER SHOW Gentlemen’s Expo The inaugural expo celebrates the modern man’s interests (which organizers define as style, food, booze, sports, cars, tech and pop culture). The festivities include… Read more »