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April 2009 Blog Posts (18)

upcoming video blog posts

Over the coming months, I will be making short vids of my favourite places in Leslieville. I started last week with a few of the coffee shops in the area.

If you have any fave places you want featured and/or would like to talk about them on my vids - please contact me at

Added by Sam Soukas on April 28, 2009 at 11:40am — 4 Comments

In The Mouth Part 8. The French are coming! The French are coming!

French food.

Roof top patio.

Eastern and Coxwell.

I'm excited.

Very excited.

Added by Sean D on April 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Leslieville The Walkable

There's been some chatter on Twitter over the past few days about a neat website called Walk Score that determines how walkable a neighbourhood is based on an address you enter.

It looks like Leslieville is scoring very high, in the high 70s to low 80s range. There's so much to access by foot in our neighbourhood. Check out Walk Score to find some new places to visit.

Here's a bit from the Walk Score website on… Continue

Added by Nolin (Admin) on April 22, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments


A good kitchen knife is the most important tool in a functional kitchen. You use them more than you use your cookware. A sharp knife is essential to your safety and for easy cooking, but with all the choices one has and the many techniques to hone or sharpen them, it can be a little on the daunting side.

So, if you are looking to learn and understand a little more about your kitchen knives, sharpening techniques and proper maintenance please join us for a FREE seminar.

As… Continue

Added by Kim @The Inspired Cook on April 20, 2009 at 9:19pm — 5 Comments

Heritage Toronto historic walk through Leslieville

Heritage Toronto offers a number of historic walks through various Toronto neighbourhoods. There is a new 2-hour walk led by Joanne Doucette that tours through the Leslieville neighbourhood.

Details are on the Heritage Toronto website:

Added by Nolin (Admin) on April 20, 2009 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

SHOPTALK! Shop of the week. HARDWARE.


760 Queen St E

(416) 462-3099

Ever get the feeling that the perfect piece of furniture for your home doesn’t exist? Well, that’s because it doesn’t. Which is why it’s always wise to have key items custom made. Enter Hardware. Not only are their designs highly functional, but also gorgeous, original, and personalized to your space.

The look of the store is modern rustic chic. Barn board tables with a metal base share space with an entertainment unit… Continue

Added by Shoptalk on April 17, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Man arrested in fatal Leslieville stabbing

Man arrested in fatal Leslieville stabbing - Crime - Man arrested in fatal Leslieville stabbing

April 17, 2009

Adrian Morrow

Staff reporter

A 21-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a 19-year-old man to death early this morning in Leslieville.

The victim was stabbed repeatedly in a house on Jones Ave., just south of Dundas St. E. When police arrived shortly after 2 a.m., they found him dead inside the house, said… Continue

Added by TC on April 17, 2009 at 10:53am — No Comments

Man stabbed to death overnight on Jones

10:28am--Toronto Police update:

Homicide #13/09, Man charged with Second Degree Murder

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 10:28 AM

Homicide Squad


On Friday, April 17, 2009, at 2:07 a.m., police responded to a stabbing call at a home on Jones Avenue.

Officers attended and located a 19-year-old man, deceased, with obvious signs of trauma.

The name of the victim is being withheld at this time.

Jason Coleman, 21, of…

Added by Nolin (Admin) on April 17, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Man faces two charges of Voyeurism, Brian Fothergill, 44, 55 Division (Toronto Police Services)

April 14, 2009 - 08:00 am

Man faces two charges of Voyeurism,

Brian Fothergill, 44,

55 Division

(Toronto Police Services press release)

55 Division


On Wednesday, April 8, 2009, police arrested a man in a voyeurism investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on two separate occasions, the accused attended a community centre in the… Continue

Added by Nolin (Admin) on April 15, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Renovations and Landscape

Hello Everyone:

Was wondering if anyone can recommend a good renovation person to do some decking and exterior painting?

Know any good landscape people?

Thanks in advance.


Added by James A on April 14, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments


The Curzon had it's first night of Karaoke and I have to say, that was more fun than I expected.
Thank you to all the ringers that came out to give what turned out to be a free concert basically!!
Lots of great voices and good songs with a great host, Richie Rich!
That was a blast. I'm looking forward to next Sunday already!!

Added by Derek Faulconer on April 13, 2009 at 11:33am — 1 Comment

Backyard Birdwatching

One of the things I've most enjoyed about moving from a condo to our house in Leslieville is the opportunity to watch the birds at our backyard feeder.

This winter we had lots of sparrows, dark eyed juncos (which I had never seen before), a few chickadees and a female cardinal on 3 occassions. They never stick around for long as we've got some fairly agressive squirrels and a couple of neighbourhood cats that like to wander through our yard.

Now that spring is here, we've… Continue

Added by Jen C on April 10, 2009 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Yoga Babies

Join us for some yoga, mostly for parents but also for babies! We have had babies as early as 2 weeks up to walking. The class runs in 6 week sessions with drop ins available. Each week we have a guest speaker to speak about their talents and to allow new parents to connect into the community from a parent perspective. No prior experience of yoga is necessary; the intent is to move, be with your baby and connect to new parents.

Next sessions starts Thursday April 16 - May 21 from… Continue

Added by Adrienne McRuvie on April 7, 2009 at 10:39pm — No Comments


The class is a small semi-private class that allows time for guided relaxation, visualization and mini massage. It gives you the opportunity to spend time with other woman who are either pregnant or are preparing their bodies to become pregnant.

1 hour pre registered prenatal and pregancy ready yoga classes.

Rolling enrollement, sign up anytime for 6 consecutive weeks, or drop-in for one class.

Classes held at Queen and Carlaw in Leslieville.

Call… Continue

Added by Sarah on April 7, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Computer Store in the hood!

Hi Folks,

Over on the Yahoo forum there was a thread regarding computer repair. As lady Luck would have it we needed a system repaired quickly.

From the Yahoo group someone mentioned the new store "CONTEMPORARY COMPUTERS". The store is walking distance from our house so I took it over. The owner is Phil Hudson, a young energetic guy who knows computers very well and also the neighborhood.

We had the option of having the system back the same day if needed. He… Continue

Added by RBuck on April 6, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Shoptalk. Shop of the week. JAWS.

JAWS Antiques

1374 Queen St E

(416) 778-9304

What do you get when you combine High Victorian with Disco? Throw in an impressive selection of framed Jesus’s, and you’ve got the best antiques store east of Greenwoood. Lest I suggest that it’s a shop full of kitsch, let me clarify that amongst the Madonnas, boas and disco balls, are some seriously good pieces of furniture. A heavy oak teachers desk sells for a mere $ 150, double headed iron lamp standard for under $200, and a… Continue

Added by Shoptalk on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment



While there are lots of awesome restaurant options in the area, we decided to do some really great apps at The Curzon. Now, while you enjoy your cocktail, pint or martini, you can ALSO enjoy great finger foods like spanikopita or beef skewers or smoked salmon cristinis. My favourite is the chicken club - REALLY tasty! You'll see what I mean!

Come and check it out.

Oh, by the way, we are thinking of doing Karaoke on Sundays. I'm wondering if anyone has some thoughts on… Continue

Added by Derek Faulconer on April 2, 2009 at 8:38pm — 5 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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