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By Brian Baker on September 2, 2014
Leaside’s Bantam AA team may have won the Toronto Baseball Association’s 2014 championship, but the road to the title was a tortuous... (more)
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Midtown has a place at TIFF
When you cover a beat for an extended time you begin to see a network of people manifest before you. I’ve been covering arts in ...(more)
Randi fondly recalls his ‘amazing’ Leaside roots
Leaside is the place that nurtured the imagination and prodigious nature of world-famous magician James Randi. Born Randall ...(more)
CONTEST: Where on Eglinton is it?
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Girl’s death spurs calls for traffic changes
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Memorabilia sought for walk down Rolph Road school’s memory lane
Leasider Petra Grantham is looking for Rolph Road memorabilia for a 75th anniversary celebration. The mother of two alum, Kurt ...(more)
TODAY'S STREETER: How’s your street’s traffic?
We asked, in Leaside-Rosedale, North Toronto and Forest Hill:: “Do you feel there is too much traffic on local ...(more)
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Reports sought on solving lead problem
The city is considering taking action in the wake of reports regarding unsafe levels of lead in some Torontonians’ drinking water. In mid-June council voted almost unanimously to seek reports on...(more)
Mihevc and Wong-Tam top green list
Just how environmentally friendly is your councillor? According to a recent report from the Toronto Environmental Alliance, midtown councillors range from tree-huggingly terrific to oil-spillingly...(more)
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
Call it a Wynne-win-Wynne-win scenario. Liberal leader and Don Valley West incumbent Kathleen Wynne has come out on top in her local riding and as premier with a majority government. Less than two...(more)
A fresh Wynne sweeps across Ontario
Early returns pretty much told the story, in midtown Toronto and across Ontario: Kathleen Wynne was breezing to an easy victory in her home riding of don Valley West and to a majority Liberal...(more)
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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