Leaside is a coveted, upper-middle-class, family neighbourhood of mainly detached, brick and stone homes. Many of these are two-storey houses built in the Tudor style, in the 1930s and 1940s. Others, little bungalows, have been undergoing changes over time, with homeowners adding a second storey, to accommodate growing families.
Laird and Bayview Avenues are the main destinations for shopping; both lined with shops, services, and restaurants to serve the needs of area residents. Leaside is also home to excellent schools and many recreational facilities, including the large Leaside Memorial Gardens community centre and Trace Manes Park, with its tennis club, playground, baseball diamond, and outdoor skating rink.
With material from Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods, by David Dunkelman
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