Leaside

Leaside was first settled by John Lea a pioneer farmer who emigrated to Canada from Philadelphia in 1819.

Welcome to Leaside

Leaside is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Toronto. In light of its high profile, it is not surprising that Leaside is also one of the more expensive real estate districts in Toronto.

Leaside is in especially high demand with upper middle income families who value this neighbourhood as an ideal place to raise children. Leaside has abundant greenspace and parkland, a fine selection of schools, one of Toronto’s best shopping districts on Bayview Avenue, and excellent access to public transit.

History of Leaside

Leaside was first settled by John Lea a pioneer farmer who emigrated to Canada from Philadelphia in 1819. In the 1850’s, Lea’s oldest son William built an eight-sided octagonal shaped house – appropriately named ‘Leaside’ – near the present day site of Leaside Memorial Gardens. This neighbourhood has been called Leaside ever since.

The Canadian Northern Railway incorporated the Town of Leaside in 1913 on land formerly owned by the Lea family. Leaside’s development was historically significant in that it was the first town in Ontario to be completely planned on paper before any homes were actually built.

Leaside’s residential development was stalled due to the outbreak of World War I, however Leaside was an important contributor to the war effort. Heavy artillery was manufactured at the Leaside Munitions Company. Leaside was also the location of an airfield used for the training of Canadian pilots.

In 1918 the Leaside Airfield made Canadian aviation history as the terminus of the first airmail flight in Canada, travelling from Montreal to Toronto. Leaside’s status as a Town came to an end in 1967 when it became part of the Borough of East York, which has since amalgamated with the City of Toronto.

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Overview for Leaside, Ontario

17,172 people live in Leaside, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $264,443. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

17,172

Total Population

45 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$264,443

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Leaside, Ontario

Leaside has 6,917 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Leaside do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 17,172 people call Leaside home. The population density is 4 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.

17,172

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45

Median Age

Population by Age Group

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25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,917

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$264,443

Average individual Income

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Schools in Leaside, Ontario

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The following schools are within or nearby Leaside. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Rolph Road Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Anselm Catholic School*
CATHOLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Northlea Elementary and Middle School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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