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January 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Great first run

Despite the -14 temperature, four motivated people turned out for the inaugural run of the Leslieville Running Group. We did a 5 km loop starting and ending at Tango Palace and a couple of us did a few more clicks after that. We warmed up pretty quickly and thankfully there was very little wind.

One member commented that it didn't even feel like we'd done 5 km since we were talking the whole time. I couldn't agree more. To me that's one of the huge benefits of a running group - just… Continue

Added by Leslieville Running Group on January 31, 2009 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

first run tomorrow!

the leslieville running group is officially kicking off tomorrow, january 31. we're meeting at 9 am outside tango palace for a fun 5 km run. not sure how many people will turn out but i'm guessing we'll have about 5. running in the cold is a deterrent for some..but here are some tips to help keep you warm:

- dress in layers, with breathable fabrics closest to your skin. a light windbreaker on top of everything is great to keep out the wind and snow.

- wear a thin hat and… Continue

Added by Leslieville Running Group on January 30, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

A Mommy in Leslieville. an intro

As I type, my two-month-old son is snuggled up against me, sleeping. Definitely makes for interesting typing, but one of the skills I've developed over the past couple of months is managing to keep a firm hold on him while I type. Impressive, I know.

Since the weather has been less than ideal, Brendan and I haven't had the chance to venture out into the neighbourhood very often. When we do head out the door, it's usually just for me to hit up Altitude Baking to pick up a coffee and a… Continue

Added by Bev on January 27, 2009 at 3:25pm — 8 Comments

Winter hair ...

Hey there L - villers,

Today we have some suggestions on how to help keep your beautiful tresses (no matter what length) moisturized and healthy.

We all know that with the cold weather brings dry skin. well the same happens to your hair. So to give your hair that extra kick it needs to be all it can be in the snowy season try some of these tips:

1. once or twice a month give your hair a at home Avacado or better yet coconut oil treatment.The best way to do this… Continue

Added by FUSS HAIR STUDIO on January 26, 2009 at 6:07pm — 2 Comments

Go FUSS Yourself !!!!

Hello there,

To! those of you LESLIEVILLERS who do not know us!

We are FUSS HAIR STUDIO and we are a hip little boutique salon on Queen east in the heart of LESLIEVILLE. We have been open for almost 9 months and we love this neighbourhood.

well we just wanted to introduce the salon to everyone on this great site that NOLAN has made us.

Come in and check out our studio. We have GREAT Italian hair care products, pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and most… Continue

Added by FUSS HAIR STUDIO on January 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

In the Mouth. Part 4. The Winterlicious Layout in Leslieville

Winterlicious is on from January 30-Feb 12, 2009

Here are some good Leslieville (and near Leslieville) Winterlicious options.

In Leslieville

There aren't too many local restaurants participating (it's a shame, I really wanted to try Fare Bistro). Here are a few in the area:

1. Edward Levesque's Kitchen: They have a $20 prix fixe lunch and $35 dinner. The menu can be found here:…


Added by Sean D on January 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

In the Mouth. Part 3. Sean D Gets His Groove Back (but doesn't get a Caesar)

The Curzon

The Curzon is the newest watering hole to come to Leslieville, and honestly I think I like this place, or maybe I don't. I can't quite figure it out.

I mean on one hand, they converted a terd of a building into a pretty nice, little bar. It's also a bar that gets it's fair share of traffic so there is fun to be had.

The bar staff are a bit surly. Well maybe they aren't surly, but they certainly didn't want to make me a Caesar.

Do… Continue

Added by Sean D on January 26, 2009 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

In The Mouth. Part 2. 3 Seasons Warms This Crappy Season

Hanoi 3 Seasons, at Queen and Larchmount is tasty. This new Vietnamese haunt is the second Hanoi 3 location, joining it's Gerrard St. counterpart in the Toronto food landscape.

The food is fresh, the prices good, and it's packed nearly every night with people from all over the city making the trek east for some of Toronto's best Pho.

On my recent visit I had the chicken with lemongrass and coconut milk. Seriously yummy, and at only $9.50 it doesn't put any pressure… Continue

Added by Sean D on January 25, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Leslieviller's new URL

Hi all - just a quick FYI that The Leslieviller can now be accessed at as well as the address.

Great to see all the new members...please feel free to spread the word, and there will be new content coming over the days and weeks ahead!


Added by Nolin (Admin) on January 25, 2009 at 12:43pm — No Comments

In the Mouth. The Best of Food and Drink in Leslieville. Part 1

Leslieville's Hidden Dinner Gem

In the last few years, Leslieville has really made it's mark on the Toronto culinary scene. Restaurants such as Gio Rana's (the Nose), Tomi Kro, Edward Levesque Kitchen and Fare Bistro draw foodies from all over the city with their high quality food and neighbourhood feel.

If you're looking for a good, reasonably priced dinner out, consider venturing a little further west to The Citizen (730 Queen St. E. (at Broadview)… Continue

Added by Sean D on January 23, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

I'm new around here

I've just moved to Leslieville, as some of you know. What really drew us to this neighbourhood is its sense of community. The neighbours are already friendly, the little shops up and down Queen Street are owned and operated by people who live in the community, and everyone I talk to seems to genuinely loves living here. It's rare to see that level of pride in one's community these days; even more rare in a city the size of Toronto.

In an effort to learn more about my community and… Continue

Added by Nolin (Admin) on January 22, 2009 at 4:02pm — 4 Comments

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Posted by Nolin (Admin) on February 3, 2011 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

When I launched this site in early 2009, one of the compelling reasons for doing so was that I was struck by how many of the businesses in Leslieville are locally owned and operated.  Another big observation was (and still is) how proud most…



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