What to do in Leslieville

It’s starting to feel a lot like summer so let’s shake off the dust and find out what to do in Leslieville! Our newest property in Leslieville is located at 1075 Queen Street East, right in the heart of the neighbourhood and just steps from the action. Whether you’re looking for a great new boutique, tasty treats or an adventure, Leslieville has something for everyone.

The Leslieville Farmer’s Market

Open every Sunday from May 22nd to October 30th, The Leslieville Farmer’s Market has delectable treats ranging from fresh fruit and veggies, meat and fish, and baked goods and prepared foods. You’ll find the market running from 9am to 2pm in Jonathan Ashbridge Park just a 15 minute walk from Oben Flats on Queen. Expect fresh local food, good vibes and live music.

Leslie Street Spit Trail

Looking for a wilderness adventure without ever leaving Toronto’s east end? The Leslie Street Spit Trail, also known as Tommy Thompson Park, is a diverse wilderness retreat in an urban setting. Built by lake filling and originally meant to be a breakwater for Toronto’s harbour expansion, the plan was abandoned and when shipping in the Great Lakes declined. The spit hosts a vast amount of wildlife including plants, butterflies, reptiles and mammals. For this reason, dogs are strictly prohibited and it is recommended that you stay on the 23.2 kilometers of trails. Guided walks are also available. Visit tommythompsonpark.ca for more information.

Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside

Music is in the air! Presented by Beaches International Jazz Festival, Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside takes place from July 8-10th at Jimmie Simpson Park. Take a stroll down Queen Street East and enjoy the sweet jazz notes on a balmy summer’s eve. This event is free for the whole family.

Leslieville Tree Festival

Go green at the Leslieville Tree Festival happening on Saturday June 18th from 12-4pm at Leslie Grove Park. Located at 1158 Queen Street East, this event is just blocks from Oben Flats Leslieville. Explore the green vendors and exhibitor displays, local food and ceremonial tree planting. Hosted by LEAF, learn about the protection and enhancement of the urban forest.

Best Design Stores in Leslieville

It’s no secret that we love sophisticated, smart design. Thankfully, our new property is located near an exciting variety of decor and design stores. If you’re looking to decorate your new rental suite with a timeless modern sensibility there are some great local options just blocks away.  

Here’s a short list of some of the best design stores in Leslieville:

Arts Market

Located close to our Leslieville property, Arts Market currently hosts over 65 local artisans offering a wide array of handmade design pieces. Looking for a quirky gift or want your rental suite to have a one of a kind vibe? Look no further than Arts Market just steps from your door.

Dark Tools

Want your lighting scheme to be as sophisticated as you are? Dark Tools has a fantastic array of sleek modern and minimalist wall surface lighting. The lighting options at Dark Tools will make you swoon.

Green Tea Design

In business for over 15 years, this east end gem can help you decorate any room with hand-crafted, solid wood pieces. Specializing in custom made furniture, Green Tea Design has experts on staff ready to help.

Machine Age Modern

Specializing in modern vintage furniture, lighting, and accessories, Machine Age Modern has been open for nearly two decades. If you’re looking for affordable and functional mid-century modern furniture, visit this store! Expect all your fave 20th-century designers to be represented at Machine Age Modern.

Up To You

Up to You is a destination for those in the know. This concept store allows you to enter the curated world of a busy young professional offering a unique alternative to the usual customer experience. The brother and sister duo behind Up to You have been featured in NOW Magazine, Azure Designlines and Apartment Therapy.