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Leaside Neighbourhood
By Ann Ruppenstein on July 23, 2014
Whether you have a budding artist or sports enthusiasts in your household, Toronto boasts a variety of day camps for your kids. The... (more)
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Tears and anger at Millwood and McRae
Some with anger, some with sadness, many with both — Leasiders swarmed over the corners of Millwood Road and McRae Drive on July ...(more)
7-year-old killed in Leaside intersection
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‘Small-town’ Toronto found in midtown
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Reports sought on solving lead problem
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Mihevc and Wong-Tam top green list
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Hoskins, Murray move up in cabinet shuffle
Two midtown MPPs find themselves with new portfolios following Premier Kathleen Wynne’s post-election cabinet shuffle today. Dr. Eric Hoskins, who has represented St. Paul’s since 2009 and was...(more)
Wynne owns Don Valley West
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A fresh Wynne sweeps across Ontario
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About Our Neighbourhood
Historically significant and currently sought-after, the community of Leaside is a Toronto original. Straddling Eglinton Avenue East between Bayview Avenue and Laird Drive, and stretching south down to the C.P. Railway tracks, Leaside is one of Canada’s most expensive, desirable neighbourhoods.

John Lea, from Pennsylvania, purchased the land here in 1819. His son William built a large octagonal brick house just south of his father’s land and named it “Leaside”. He later became a local magistrate and operated the regional post office from his home. Over the next century the area would play host to many significant links to the outside world, including rail, communications links and was also the landing site for Canada’s first airmail delivery.
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