Where to Eat, Shop, and Play in Leaside

Where to Eat, Shop, and Play in Leaside

  • Giulia Gallina
  • 03/30/22

Leaside is a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, offering 17,000-plus residents upscale, exclusive real estate, and it’s considered one of the city's most expensive and affluent neighborhoods. New residents will feel right at home amongst the neighborhood's tree-lined avenues and quaint village atmosphere. There are many green spaces and opportunities for sports and activities all year long. For those who find their activities more along the lines of "shop 'til you drop," Leaside Village is a large-format retail space that provides a variety of retail therapy. Here are some other venues to nourish your belly, your body, and your retail cravings.

Where to eat, shop, and play in Leaside

La muse

La muse is a boutique that offers more than 65 global brands of unique fashion apparel for modern women. Its aesthetic is described as "Scandinavian style with a Parisian twist." Not only can shoppers browse the selection themselves, but a style consulting service is also available to curate the perfect work or evening look.


Forget mass-market, pre-cut meats, poultry, and sausages in favor of what you'll find at Cumbrae's, a real, old-school neighborhood butcher. In business since 1994, Cumbrae’s specializes in grass-fed beef and is part of a network of family-run operations including farmers, cooks, and butchers that collaborate to deliver the freshest product possible. The shop also offers homemade delicacies, including baked goods, quiches, soups, pub pies, and lasagna for in-person pickup or online ordering.

Leaside Memorial Community Gardens

Residents who’ve settled on their new home in Leaside may enjoy some recreational activities. Leaside Memorial Community Gardens is just the place. Here, you can join the curling club, book an event in the William Lea tea room, or take swimming lessons no matter your age. You can even rent the ice rink for a pick-up hockey game, an ice-skating party, a family skate night, or extra time to train in your winter sport of choice in complete privacy.


After your initial round of shopping, it’s time for a meal. Mayrik is an eastern Mediterranean restaurant that tempts diners with tasty tapas delicacies, including baba ghanoush, freshly-made hummus with just-out-of-the-oven pita bread, or roasted cauliflower with tahini and pomegranate seeds. Family platters with spiced rice and flavorful meats satisfy hungrier patrons. Diners can top off their meals with authentic Armenian coffee poured from a copper kettle high above its cup.

Craig’s Cookies

If sweets are calling out your name but you can’t decide on exactly what you’re craving, stop in at Craig’s Cookies. Craig sources the freshest premium butter, sugar, chocolate, fruit, nuts, and fillings to take his mother’s classic chocolate chip cookie recipe to the next level. He’s created unique flavors such as Gingerbread White Chocolate, Butterscotch Pecan, Cherry Blasters, and Ferraro Roche. Other mind-blowing, tantalizing flavors include Pop-Tart, Maple Bacon, and Toblerone. You may just have to work your way through the 100-plus cookie flavors one by one.

Drink Juice Co.

You’ll need something healthy after you’ve gorged on Craig’s cookies. Drink Juice Co. offers 100% organic, cold-pressed juices and tonics, including its Flu Tonic packed with antibacterial and antiviral vegetables. Juice cleanse formulations, broths, and light snacks such as freshly-made white beans on toast and green soup will make you feel light, energized, and healthy. All of the juices and fresh items are crafted onsite in small batches.

Serena Gundy Park

Serena Gundy Park occupies 380 acres on the north end of Leaside and is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts or those who just want a quiet picnic away from the noise and traffic of downtown. Leaside homes for sale are within a short distance from the vast green parkland. It has a bridle path, countless bike trails, waterfalls, rivers, open fields, and ample picnic and barbecue spots.

Skyzone Trampoline

Those who are young in age and young at heart alike will delight in the unabashed joy of bouncing around on a field of trampolines, especially when extreme weather can impact outdoor activities, such as trampolining in your backyard during the summer. You can freestyle, practice for the Olympics—or maybe not—or reserve a private court to play trampoline dodgeball with friends.

Leaside Baseball 

Leaside real estate provides access to Talbot Park, the home of local baseball for nearly 100 years. There are almost 30 competitive teams, and kids and teens can participate in mentorship and teaching programs. The Premium Rep program offers AAA, AA, and A tiers for players looking to further their baseball careers.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

After your day of shopping, dining, and playing, your feet are going to hurt, and you may have a backache, a headache, or sore muscles. Singles and couples alike can unwind at the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa with a hot stone massage or an hour-long rejuvenating facial. Scalp massages and hot foot towel treatments are also available for weary clients.

F45 Training Leaside

Every individual is eager to have a healthy body and healthy mind. Are you searching for a place to get fit and workout with other like-minded people? Or maybe you’re tired of your current gym. F45 Training Leaside is a functional, full-body workout that improves energy levels, metabolic rate, strength, and endurance. Their trainers will help you achieve your physical goals with their streamlined 45 minute workouts. As their site says, “F45 training merges 3 separate leading-edge fitness training styles into one 45-minute functional training.” The classes are all prepared for you upon your arrival. F45 Training is perfect for you if you want a high-intensity workout but don’t have all the time in the world to spend at the gym

Relevé Clothing

Found in Toronto’s Leaside neighborhood, Relevé Clothing is the best destination for women’s fitness clothing and loungewear. You can purchase a perfect outfit before heading over to F45 for a workout or an outfit to simply lounge in at Drink Juice Co. They offer popular athletic and loungewear labels and they were founded on the principle of putting women in the spotlight. The muted color and simplistic approach to the brand allow the products to take center stage. Relevé carries brands that emphasize the use of textiles that are manufactured in a sustainable manner, making them not only comfortable and fashionable but also eco-friendly. Do yourself a favor and swing by Relevé today.

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