BLT pivots to humanitarian building

Leaside-based BLT Construction has been operating since 1995, designing and building projects throughout Toronto and across Canada.   The majority of their work has been in the restaurant, hotel, retail, and recreational facilities sectors, while ...more



Laird in Focus goes to appeal

Laird is in focus again – this is the seventh installment in Leaside Life! Last time out (Dec., 2019) City Council had approved the plan, which incorporated the Leaside Centre (RioCan) appeal settlement, but since ...more


Leaside Literati

Leaside Litterati
Long-time Leaside resident Paul Harrietha, PhD, has just published The Invisible Rules: What’s Really Holding Women Back in Business – And What to Do About It (Barlow, 2021).  Despite all the positive press and growing ...more

Editors Welcome

Editor's Welcome
One of the things that has sustained me during the pandemic, which recently marked a grim first anniversary, is regularly getting outside. Whether for runs, walks, or merely strolls, on most days, I’ve been able ...more


  • Currently, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, all Toronto schools are closed to in-person learning until at least February 10, 2021. When the first shutdown occurred after March Break last year, the TDSB ...more


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Upcoming Events

  1. Leaside Garden Society May Speaker

    May 13 @ 7:00 pm


  • Lake Leaside.
    In 2012, SmartCentres submitted an application to the City to construct a new shopping centre at 70 Wicksteed Ave. At that time, I don’t think anyone could have predicted that the property would eventually become ...more


  • A streetscape in Leaside.
    Remember how shortly after the last provincial election, Queen’s Park cut our municipal representation in half – by unilaterally reducing the number of Toronto’s wards – reminding us that our city is only a creature ...more