1401, 2020

Thurston Olsen Leslieville Real Estate Market Update Q4 2019

2020 has arrived! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and are getting ready for a great year ahead. To keep you up to date and informed about the Toronto real estate market, we have prepared your neighbourhood update to have a look at all of 2019.

Here are the Leslieville Real Estate Market Stats from January to December, 2019:


Do you have a question about a specific sale on your street, or want to know what’s happening in another hood? Reach out and we’ll gladly send you all the info!

Are you curious to know what your home is worth? Give us call at 416.465.7850 and we will be happy to provide you with an opinion of value.

Detached Homes

  •  Homes Sold: 135
    • An increase of 22.7% compared to 2018
  • Average Price: $1,347,444
    • An increase of 11.3% compared to 2018

Semi-Detached Homes

  •  Homes Sold: 323
    • An increase of 7.0% compared to 2018
  • Average Price: $1,135,079
    • An increase of 6.8% compared to 2018

Condo Apartments

  •  Homes Sold: 160
    • An increase of 13.5% compared to 2018
  • Average Price: $760,793
    • An increase of 8.5% compared to 2018

Click here to view our Leslieville Real Estate Market Update from Q3 2019.

901, 2020

Ontario Line Leslieville Public Meeting Announced

On June 4, 2019, the Ontario Government passed the “Getting Ontario Moving Act,” which assigns responsibility for planning some rapid transit in Toronto to the Province of Ontario. As a result, the Relief Line project has now been replaced by the Ontario Line project.  With this change, Metrolinx will lead a renewed consultation and exploration process, which will also include additional Environmental Assessment work.  As this new process gets underway, we hope that you will continue to participate in engagement opportunities.

Ontario Line Leslieville Public Meeting.

Metrolinx is hosting four public open houses to introduce the Ontario Line later this month. Fifteen potential stations are proposed between Ontario Place and Ontario Science Centre, with links to GO Transit, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and TTC Lines 1 and 2. The objective of the information sessions will be to provide the public with an overview of the project, the process, and information on future engagement opportunities.

The information sessions will be hosted in the last two weeks of January. The same information will be available at each event.

Leslieville Ontario Line Information Session

Date: Tuesday, January 28th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan Community Church (Leslieville)
115 Simpson Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1A1


Other Ontario Line Information Sessions

Date: Thursday, January 23rd
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3C 1T3

Date: Monday, January 27th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ryerson University, Tecumseh Auditorium
55 Gould St, Toronto, ON M5B 1E9

Date: Wednesday, January 29th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Exhibition Place, Beanfield Centre, Room 201 ABC
105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

If you have any questions about the meetings or the project, please contact Metrolinx directly at

2312, 2019

How to have a low-waste holiday

Holiday Waste Reduction Tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but with gift giving, gatherings and feasts, the holiday season can produce a lot of waste. Remember the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to have a low-waste holiday season.

Low-Waste Holiday

Consider low waste, high impact gifts

  • Give tickets to an event or show
  • Donate to a local charity on behalf of a loved one
  • Give the gift of learning with a course or class
  • Purchase a membership to a club, gallery, museum or zoo
  • Gift a service such as a cleaning service, spa treatment or oil change
  • Give a tour or getaway weekend
  • Host a holiday swap with parents in your area to exchange kids’ clothes and toys
  • Skip the single-use bag and tissue when purchasing an item at a store

Decorate consciously

  • Buy beautiful decorations that you want to reuse each year
  • Bring nature into your home by decorating with pine cones, plants and sticks (don’t pick them off a live tree)
  • Dehydrate citrus, string popcorn & cranberries
  • Revive old decorations by adding a fresh coat of paint
  • Shop second-hand for decorations to add to your collection

Get crafty when gift wrapping

  • Use old crate paper, newspaper, maps, or calendars as gift wrap
  • Reuse last year’s wrap, bows, ribbon and bags
  • Learn the art of Furoshiki and create fancy gift wrap using cloth and other fabrics
  • Paint and decorate bags and cardboard boxes

Make it a low-waste gathering

  • Opt for reusable dishes, cups, cutlery, napkins and table cloths instead of disposable ones
  • Plan your meals and send guests home with any leftovers
  • Learn a new recipe to spice up leftovers
  • Host a donation party and donate canned goods to a local shelter
  • Throw a re-gifting party after the holidays to make sure the gifts given end up in appreciative hands

Recycle Right

When you can’t reduce or reuse, put your holiday waste in its proper place:

Garbage: Foil/metallic gift wrap, ribbons and bows, bubble wrap, wooden fruit crates, broken dishes, glasses, and black plastics

Green Bin (organics): Fruit and vegetable scraps, meat (including bones), spoiled cakes and cookies, soiled paper plates, and napkins

Blue Bin (recycling): Paper gift wrap and cards, plastic over-wrap, cookie tins, plastic disposable cups, plates (if rinsed), aluminum trays, and roasting pans

Unsure where an item goes, visit the Waste Wizard or download the TOwaste app.


512, 2019

Warm Winters donation pick up December 2019

Warm Winters pick up date Thursday, December 12, 2019

The winter season is upon us! Many of us are fortunate to have the luxuries and comforts that make this time of year so special. Unfortunately, there are too many people in our city who do not have the means to keep warm during the winter months.

With that being said, we are proud to announce our FIFTH YEAR of Warm Winters! With your help, this annual tradition allows us to give to those in need during the cold winter months.

This year, we have chosen to contribute to Allan Gardens Food & Clothing Share.

In 2013 a small group of Indigenous people started doing grassroots street outreach in downtown Toronto. Giwaabamin Street Patrol continues to do this important work, bringing food and supplies directly to the homeless community. In the Anishinaabe language Giwaabamin means “I see you”.

The project grew in November 2015 to include a weekly lunch and clothing giveaway at Allan Gardens. Each week their group serves 100-200 members of the homeless/low-income community.

A little more about who the Allan Gardens Food & Clothing Share is and what they do for our community:

  • Bring meals and toiletries to local shelters and drop in centers
  • Help newly housed individuals find the resources they need
  • Collaborate with allies, local businesses, and community members
  • Self-funded and not attached to any organization
  • Your donations keep this initiative going
  • Grassroots
  • All donations received go directly to the community


Here’s what is most needed:

Seasonal Clothing

  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Shirts
  • Warm Coats
  • Bags & Backpacks

For Staying Warm & Dry

  • Socks – new
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Long Johns
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Hand Warmers
  • Plastic Tarps
  • Yoga Mats
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Camping Gear


  • Travel Size Shower Products
  • Tooth Paste, Tooth Brushes, Floss
  • Lip Balms
  • Hand Lotions
  • Polysporin
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • First Aid Kits

While it may be tempting to simply clean out your closet, a good guide is to only donate items you would be proud to wear yourself – make sure the items are gently worn & washed.

Want to help? Awesome!

Live in Leslieville or Riverside?

We will come to pick the items up from you and deliver them to Allan Gardens Food & Clothing Share on your behalf.

Email us at and we’ll let you know what info we need.

Live outside of Leslieville or Riverside?

You’re welcome to drop off items to our office at 785 Queen Street East, Toronto until December 12, 2019.

Email us at

Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm

Saturday 9am – 5pm

Sunday 11am – 4pm


Thursday, December 12, 2019 9am – 5pm

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