Leslieville History


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How the bones of Leslieville residents ended up in a schoolyard in Corktown

Looking for the Ghost of Leslie Creek

Six Laner to Soar, Globe and Mail, May 4, 1954

Gerrard and Carlaw, May 3, 1930

Pape Recreation Centre Junior Soccer Team — Playground Champions – May 2, 1936

Location, Location, Location

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Rolph Clark Stone April 1951


Ashbridge’s Creek: twins: one captured, one free

Playing by the Rules: Baseball, Guelph Maple Leafs, 1886

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Canada’s Greatest Baseball Star dies, home on a quiet Leslieville street

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that what we now call Toronto is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

This site is administered by me, Joanne Doucette. I am a local historian, a past Chair of the Toronto Public Library, founding member of the Leslieville Historical Society, and co-founder of the DisAbled Women’s Network. I am retired and live in the Coxwell-Gerrard neighbourhood. While the Leslieville Historical Society has not had a meeting, a Board election or any activity since before the COVID Pandemic, this page will continue thanks to the generosity of readers, friends and neighbours.

My history of Leslieville is available for reading free of charge at:


Recent Posts

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Leslieville paid a terrible price in World War One: Charles Hazen KIA Bill Smith wounded, Vimy, The Windsor Star, April 26, 1917

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TTC Gerrard Street closed due to track work, Globe, April 26, 1922

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Leslie Creek, Globe, April 26, 1918

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Lost knowledge of An Indigenous Crop

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