UPCOMING EXHIBITION: ONTARIO PLEIN AIR SOCIETY ‘Visions in the Open Air’ Nov. 20 – December 3, 2014 Reception: Sat. Nov. 22nd, 1-5pm RSVP Approximately 100 paintings, done on location, by members of the Ontario Plein Air Society. Each of these 28 OPAS artists paints in their own unique style. The subjects vary rom landscapes, urban-scapes, country-scapes, harbours and […]

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We are proud to be one of the sponsors for this brochure documenting the rich history of Riverside.   For the complete version of it please click here: Riverside Historical brochure As the images aren’t included below, just the copy. We don’t have a web friendly version of this document. Kind Regards,   Matt & Ben   […]

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Hey Everyone, Check out this great weekend event! — Project Gallery is pleased to announce it will be host to the 4th Leslieville Art Gallery Crawl for 2014. We invite art lovers of all ages to join us as we explore 5 very different galleries along Queen Street East representing the vibrant art scene of the […]

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SAVE THE DATE for Duke’s 20th annual SANTA’S BREAKFAST SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 – 8:45-11:00am Join us for a fun filled morning of food and activities! Silent Art Auction of pieces created by the classrooms (check out the displays in the lobby throughout this month) Silent Wreath Auction of handmade wreaths by parents Winter Land Trail where […]

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  Matt & Ben together with the Riverside BIA invite you to the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Sat. Nov 29th 5:00-7:00pm @ Mustard Seed 791 Queen St. E (Queen & Degrassi)     5:00-6:30pm -Visit with Santa & Kid’s activities 6:00pm Tree lighting 5:30-7:00pm Toronto Beach Choral performing Free Hot Chocolate & treats   Plus… […]

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Hi Everyone, We recently received the following email with some exciting news regarding Maple Leaf Tavern. Check it out! — Chef Eric Wood Behind the Stoves at Maple Leaf Tavern & PORT Restaurant Toronto & East GTA (November 4, 2014) – Maple Leaf Tavern and PORT Restaurant are pleased to announce the addition of Chef […]

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I recently visited the new Louis Cifer Brew Pub (“Lucifer” if you say it fast enough) on the Danforth located at 417 Danforth Avenue.  It was opened by the owners of one of my favourite pubs in Cabbage Town- Stout. I actually liked Louis Cifer so much after my first visit that I went back […]

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After the popularity of my last blog entry on the 1960’s landscape of the east side of Toronto, I decided to breakdown all the photos we have by decades so that we can “visit” this era digitally. My recommended soundtrack to this photo album would be Michael Jackson’s Thriller (Sorry, like batteries with your favourite […]

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Project Gallery will be featuring Toronto-based artist, Lesja Cymbaly, in it’s latest solo exhibition. The show will run from November 6th – November 12th and there will be an opening reception on Friday November 7th from 6-10pm.    This series of illustrations by Lesja Cymbaly are primarily the result of a chance encounter with a sketching group in Savannah, Georgia. This meeting […]

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Are you curious what Leslieville, East York, Riverdale and Riverside looked like in the 1960’s?  I scoured the internet for photos, here are the best ones I could find. If you have any photos I could include here please email me at ben@leslieville.com  We are huge fans of Leslieville, Riverside, and Riverdale real estate related […]

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  I’m sure you have already prepared yourself for the imminent Zombie Apocalypse. Your basement or condo locker is filled with all the necessities:  cases of beans, bottles of water, Fruit Loops, energy drinks,  weapons, and of course Matt & Ben’s RE/MAX business cards (you might want to sell your home fast at the first […]

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The dreaded “mum bum” : Squats are not enough.   “Mum bum” begins in pregnancy; when the centre of gravity shifts and takes the posture with it. Trying to offset the pregnancy weight, women push the hips forward and tuck the tailbone under. After pregnancy, it can be hard for the body to reset itself […]

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Have you met George? You’ve undoubtedly passed his Barbershop and Broadview Beauty Parlour at 741 Queen St East. Many of you will likely have gotten your hair cut by him. Others will have noticed him engaged in a friendly game of chess at his window with a customer. While our neighbourhood has seen several changes […]

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Thanks to local interior designer Jacqueline Peres for this great blog post!     Thinking of creating a gallery wall, and have no idea where to start? As a proud Leslieviller, there are some inexpensive choices for displaying neighbourhood love and gaining conversation pieces for your next dinner party. Scour through thousands of photos at […]

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Come check out the Pasta Fest Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 8 from 5 – 9 pm. At Baron Byng/Beaches Legion (Hall Donated by Legion) 243 Coxwell Avenue, (just south of Gerrard Street East) The price of your ticket includes:  3 course pasta dinner (salad, main, dessert)  Silent Auction, Door Prizes, games […]

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We received the following email regarding an exciting new home and gift emporium opening up in Leslieville! Have a look below and make sure to check it out! — Hi there, I just wanted to mention a new business that I will be opening within the first week (fingers crossed) of November at Coxwell and […]

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