Something For Everyone At The Leaside Library



Local libraries are so much more than a collection of books….

… though the countless shelves of novels & tomes ARE a pretty big value-added benefit. 🙂

I looove that aged book smell. To me, it smells like history and mystery and things to be discovered!



Take the Leaside branch of Toronto Public Library for example, located on McRae Drive, right next to Trace Manes Park. There’s always something happening, whether it’s a class, a performance, or a club.

There are ongoing art exhibitions, featuring local artists and artwork that is culturally significant to the local community.

There is a roster of programming that will engage, delight and enrich people of all ages. Of particular note are the book clubs and writers’ groups, as well as adult board game nights and craft groups! They are even hosting a Japanese Tea Ceremony later this month.


* Image courtesy of Jen Hodge, with thanks!


And for those who are tech-curious, they are offering sessions on 3-D modelling and 3-D printing. How cool is that?!

For the younger generation, there is much on offer – from after school clubs and LEGO groups, to Robotics sessions and creative arts programs.

The library is a great, affordable, rainy-day destination for families  – but, of course, fun to visit, no matter the weather!


( No animals – beyond service animals – are permitted inside the library, please! 🙂 )


The architecture is amenable to lounging, curling up with a book (or craft item for the littles), with high ceilings, loads of natural light, and lots of comfortable seating.

And, of course, there’s a very popular children’s section (with the right-sized everything!)



In addition to an impressive print book collection (including a French collection), there are e-books, audiobooks, DVDs, music, digital newspapers, magazines, and comics.

The library is a generations-long staple in the community, with the branch first constructed in 1950. It has experienced improvements and renovations over the years, but it has served the families of this community for decades. It’s cool when a neighbourhood hub has that kind of roots, especially in our ever-changing world.



Toronto Pubic Library – Leaside Branch 

165 McRae Dr, Toronto

(416) 396-3835

Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Monday 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m.



If you lived nearby, you could partake easily in all these programs. And we have just the new listing to show you!

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415 Belsize Drive is situated in the highly-coveted enclave of Davisville Village, which – being in the centre of the city – boasts a WalkScore of 97 out of 100! Located 4 blocks south of Eglinton East (and the new Leaside LRT stop) and 10 houses west of Bayview Avenue, this quality renovated detached residence is literally steps to South Bayview’s urban village high street.



Here’s an ‘unpack and enjoy’ residence, this 3bed, 2bath heart-grabber offers the intangible beauty of scale, proportion and light in a Triple AAA location. It boasts a finished basement, an outbuilding with extra indoor square footage, and front pad parking. If this is your dream home, we can help you find one just like it!



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