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New Leslieville Listing: 245 Carlaw Avenue Unit 313

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Blog

List price: $699,900 MLS: E3615228 Just Listed by Matt Casselman & Ben Ferguson,  RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Authentic loft in Leslieville’s iconic Wrigley building with parking. Soaring ceilings with original concrete columns. Open-concept living, dining, and renovated kitchen with high-end appliances. A stunning combination of barn board, antique woods, and concrete to create this unique renovation. Bathroom features a claw-foot tub. Mezzanine has been modified with a second bed nook perfect for your guests. Very large walk-in closet with dressing room. Warehouse style windows and concrete floors. The Matt Casselman & Ben Ferguson RE/MAX Hallmark Real Estate...

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Leslieville Has A New Mural!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Blog

Leslieville has a new mural! Thank you to Elicser Elliot for the wonderful new design and everyone involved in the project! Alexander Muir, a Canadian songwriter, poet, soldier, and school headmaster famously sat under a maple tree as he composed The Maple Leaf Forever in October 1867 to celebrate the Confederation of Canada. The mural’s location happens to be just across the street from the very tree that inspired the song. We are proud to have helped sponsor the new mural and think it’s a great addition to the neighbourhood! Credit to Coucillor Paula Fletcher for the...

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Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Blog

Check out this update from our local Riverside BIA! — August 13th is Riverside Coffee Culture Walk and Rivertowne Community BBQ Lots of fun is coming up this Saturday, August 13th with Riverside’s Coffee Culture Walk from 11am-1:30pm and the 7th Annual Rivertowne Community BBQ from 2pm-9pm! Here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store: From 11am-1pm walkers will enjoy an in-depth exploration of three of Riverside’s finest coffee establishments: Merchants of Green Coffee, Darkhorse, and Boxcar Social, plus learn fascinating...

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Leslieville Real Estate News- 1788 Dundas Street East Exclusive Listing

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Blog

Exclusive Semi-Detached Leslieville Home! $1,349,000 Stunning stylishly renovated Leslieville four bedroom, four bath, two and a half storey beauty! This home is located on a wide and deep lot. Bright interior with high ceilings and skylights.  Open concept living space with hardwood floors, custom kitchen, and walkout to spacious backyard.  This home features a 2nd floor office and a 3rd floor master retreat. Central Leslieville location close to schools and transit. Contact Matt & Ben today if you have...

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East Toronto Parks

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Blog

Summer is in full swing and there is nothing like spending time outdoors to enjoy the weather. It’s time to get barbecuing, take your dogs for a walk, take the kids out for a game, or enjoy a book in the sun. Here are four parks in Toronto’s east-end to visit while the sun is out. Riverdale Park “This 18 hectare park near Danforth Avenue and Broadview Avenue is popular for winter tobogganing and views of downtown Toronto skyline. Riverdale Park...

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New Riverside Mural

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog

We’re excited about the new mural going up on the western end of our building at 777 Queen Street East thanks to our Riverside BIA and the City of Toronto. To learn more about the concept and the artist check out this blog post by the Riverside...

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Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog

Here is an update from our local Riverside BIA! Riverside is Getting a New Mural Share Your Thoughts Riverside is getting a mural on the west-facing wall of Elbers Antiques at 777 Queen Street East. Long a neglected spot targeted by graffiti, this mural will help revitalize and brighten this area of the Riverside BIA, thanks to a City of Toronto mural grant. Read all about the design, themes and the mural artist in our Blog. Let us know what...

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Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Blog

Check out this weekly update from our local Riverside BIA! THIS SAT Join the fun of Beaches Jazz Fest ‘Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside’ Beaches Jazz Festival is coming to Riverside July 8-10!!! Don’t miss Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside – you don’t even need tickets to this FREE music fest presented by the Beaches International Jazz Festival in Jimmie Simpson Park. We’re encouraging everyone to check out all the fun and explore Riverside’s fabulous shopping and dining! Friday July 8 6:00 PM EXODUS 8:30...

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5 Patios to Enjoy in Leslieville This Summer!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Blog

Check Out These 5 Patios to Enjoy in Leslieville This Summer! – – – – Brooklyn Tavern “Laid-back choice for pot roast, brisket burgers & other Canadian comfort foods, plus a full bar.” – Google Address: 1097 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1K7 For hours click here. The Ceili Cottage  “Homey Celtic pub with hearty Irish fare & oysters, plus a long whisky list & heated winter patio.” – Google Address: 1301 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1C2...

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Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Blog

Check out the following update from our local Riverside BIA!   Welcome to the Neighbourhood: Lan Vietnamese Restaurant Lan Vietnamese Restaurant at 755 Queen Street East celebrated their much-anticipated opening in Riverside on June 23rd and is offering great promotions (Read all about it on our Blog). With traditional Vietnamese dishes, luxurious hand carved furniture, and refined French architecture, LAN Restaurant brings old Hanoi to life right here in Riverside. Here’s a note from Lan Phuong: ——Hello all the lovely people! I just want to...

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Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Blog

TABIA Launches Digital Main Street Digital Main Street – www.digitalmainstreet.ca – a new program focused on helping main street businesses connect to digital tools to help them manage and grow their businesses.On Monday, June 13, the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) in collaboration with Google, MasterCard, Rogers, Yellow Pages and Shopify, held their Digital Main Street Launch Party at the Drake Hotel. The Digital Main Street (DMS) initiative is a platform to help businesses, within BIAs, all across Toronto...

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Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Blog

Check out this weekly update from our local Riverside BIA! Riverside 2016 Eats & Beats RECAP Riverside Eats & Beats, in its 4th year, was described by Riverside businesses and festival-goers alike as ‘the best and busiest yet’ with: 10,000+ people coming out to Riverside on June 4 50+ participating restaurants,vendors and retailers hosting events/ activities 20 live performances by Toronto musicians and artists 4 street closures jammed packed with activities and attractions 200+ volunteer hours contributed on June 4 This event could not have...

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Leslieville/Riverside News: #RiversideTO BIA Weekly Update

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Blog

Check out the following update we received from our local Riverside BIA! THIS WEEKEND! Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest June 4th Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Street Festival is This Saturday, June 4th, 1pm-6pm on Queen Street East between the DVP and Empire Ave. Check out the full updated schedule of events HERE!!! There are thousands of folks pre-registered to come out to the event! Some highlights include: Hot Toronto bands on Broadview: Samba Toronto, Turbo Street Funk, Don Valley Stompers! Toronto Food Tours Culinary...

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Take a Selfie with Matt & Ben Contest!

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Blog

Take a Selfie with Matt & Ben Contest! Find a Matt & Ben bus shelter on Queen Street East or Carlaw Avenue and take a silly photo with us! Share your photo on Facebook at /torontomattandben and/or Twitter at @torontoben to win prizes. Find one of Matt & Ben’s east end bus shelters. Take a funny selfie. Share it on our Facebook page at /torontomattandben or tweet a mention to @torontoben on Twitter! Each month all selfies will be added to a voting thread on facebook.com/leslievilletoronto and the photo with...

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