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Best things to do in Leslieville, Old Toronto

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Phenomenal french bakery with availability for an authentic sit down brunch. Voted the best in the City. Only a 15 minute walk from us.”
96 locals recommend
Pakistani Restaurant
“If you want to experience some authentic Pakistani food, look no further. This place is a must try as I frequent this restaurant when I want some kebobs, curry and naan.”
70 locals recommend
Egyptian Restaurant
“If you're willing to travel to the East side, Maha's is HANDS-DOWN the best brunch in Toronto. It's Egyptian style. Try their honey-cardamom latte. Expect a line on weekends!”
59 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Amazing home made ice cream, gelato and frozen yoghurt. They make season flavours that are fantastic, I wait all year for their fall pumpkin icecream, doubled with the sweet cream flavour. Delicious. The staff is super friendly and patient with the hordes that come in. Small space to eat inside, a couple of benches outside or you can sit in the park nearby or wander the interesting street.”
55 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Calling all hipsters or those that like to drink from Mason Jars and go glamping. Some great restaurants, bike stores of course and lots of father’s on maternity leave. ”
47 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This spot  is a chill neighbourhood spot with industrial vibes that’s perfect for getting some work done or just hanging out. The Pilot Coffee they serve is exceptional, too.”
67 locals recommend
Skate Park
“Gorgeous sandy beaches and volleyball courts in the summer, art installations and walks along the boardwalk in the winter. The Beach neighbourhood is worth a visit, only a short 10 minute bus ride away.”
37 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Enjoy Pizza downstairs - it gets pretty loud upstairs, second to Libretto - but a short hop on the streetcar and thus easier to get to. ”
43 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Food basics, Wallmart, Staples, The dollar store, Winners, The source and many more.”
32 locals recommend
“Great middle eastern food (also check out Souk Tabule owned by the same people for a more casual option).”
50 locals recommend
“A dog-friendly brewery that allows you to grab a pint with your four-legged friend. ”
45 locals recommend
“ A great park in the heart of riverdale neighbourhood with a big fenced off-leash dog area.”
45 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“"The Nose" is a fun and cozy place in Leslieville serving up dishes of Italian comfort food. Great for large groups or fun dates by candlelight.”
46 locals recommend
“If you are craving for places that serve Ontario Local Ingredients, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO! They only serve set menu at $54 per person everyday. EVERYTHING IS DELICIOUS!”
49 locals recommend
Rock Club
“For more live music, check out The Opera House in Riverside. Despite the name, the musical acts showcased cover all genres from rock to electronic to hip-hop, and everything in between. Originally it was a Vaudeville theatre, then a cinema, and finally became a venue for live music, and other variety acts. Returning to its roots, the Opera House is a historic and cultural landmark in Toronto. Plus, cheering on your favourite band is so much fun.”
31 locals recommend
“A great street from end to end. Could take hours to walk along Queen to the other side of the city. Lots to see, eat, drink and buy! ”
33 locals recommend