A tight-knit community of creative-types, Leslieville is a trendy neighbourhood that has become a favourite for young families. It’s bordered by Lakeshore Boulevard East to the south, Lower Coxwell Avenue to the east, and the railway lines to the north.

Leslieville residents are steps away from the lakefront, can easily access the Don Valley Trail System, and are just minutes away from downtown Toronto via Lakeshore Boulevard or the DVP. Most retailers in Leslieville are independent stores catering to the local community. The “India Bazaar” along Gerrard Street is the cultural centre for Toronto’s East Indian community, and brings with it an abundance of culture through cuisine, clothing, services, and more. 

Real estate in Leslieville mostly consists of lofts, condos, and detached and semi-detached properties which are generally bungalows.

Pape Village

Just north of Riverdale, Pape Village is bordered by Pape Avenue in the West, Cosburn Avenue to the north, and Donlands Avenue in the east, with its southern border just below Sammon Avenue. A retail hub, Pape Village has a notable Greek influence—especially around bustling Pape Avenue—and serves as one of East York’s premier shopping destinations.

Along Pape Avenue the street is lined with a range of independent businesses, including cafes, restaurants, markets, beauty services, pharmacies, gift shops, thrift stores, and more. There is an energetic atmosphere in Pape Village because of its bustling commercial hotspot, making this a favourite destination among East York locals.

Homes in Pape Village were built in phases over a period of time between the 1890s and 1960s, with most properties being either detached or semi-detached bungalows.

The Beaches

Named for the sandy shores that make this neighbourhood feel like cottage country, The Beaches is just east of Leslieville and south of Danforth Village. With a distinct laid-back vibe one could expect from a waterfront community, The Beaches is one of Toronto’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.

Living in The Beaches feels like an escape from the city. It has a small town atmosphere that attracts families, young couples, and retirees who are looking for a relaxed lifestyle who still want to enjoy all that living in Toronto has to offer. Residents can soak up stunning lake views while strolling the boardwalk, lounge on one of the beautiful neighbourhood beaches, or spend their days popping in and out of the unique stores along Queen Street East and Kensington Road.

Homes in The Beaches include cottage-style properties and heritage homes, detached and semi-detached two storey homes, townhomes, and a handful of low-rise condo buildings.

The Erba Essence

Being in service of people and community is at the centre of the Erba + Co philosophy. Inspired by Italian heritage and the sense of togetherness it evokes, we believe in celebrating family, tradition, and life. Erba means “grass” in Italian, and is reminiscent of growth and evolution, and perseverance—three important tenets we honor at Erba + Co.


Forming east Toronto’s western border, Riverdale is nestled between the Don Valley Parkway, Danforth Village and Leslieville, and East York. Though Riverdale is in the middle of the city, its proximity to greenspaces and natural landscapes lend to its serene atmosphere.

Riverdale is home to plenty of parks, recreation centres, and facilities to support activity for the whole family. It’s a diverse, family-friendly and closely-connected community that’s home to a vibrant shopping district.

Riverdale is known for its Victorian homes. The larger Victorian properties—many of which are two and three storeys—are mostly clustered in North Riverdale, while the smaller options are generally found in South Riverdale. Many of the existing properties have been renovated to suit modern tastes.


Leaside is a triangular pocket in East York home to the city’s affluent residents. Bordered by Bayview Avenue to the west, the railway lines to the east, and Sunnybrook Park to the north, Leaside is a close-knit family-oriented neighbourhood.

Families here are close to several top education options,  as well as Sunnybrook Hospital, and have access to family-friendly amenities like parks and greenspaces, Sky Zone, Vanderhoof Skatepark, Leaside Memorial Community Gardens, Sunnybrook Park, and Serena Gundy Park.

Bayview Avenue is lined with several quaint businesses, like unique antique shops and cozy cafes, which add to the distinct charm of the neighbourhood. The main retail destination is Leaside Village, which is home to daily essentials and necessary amenities like grocery stores, bakeries, banks, restaurants, spas, coffee shops, health service providers, and specialty stores.

Leaside is well-served by transit, and residents have quick access to the Don Valley Parkway. Real estate comprises mostly Tudor-style one and two-storey detached homes on large lots with garages and private driveways, some semi-detached properties, and a handful of modern, boutique condos.

Danforth Village

Located along Danforth Avenue from Victoria Park Avenue to Westlake Avenue, Danforth Village is a distinctly Greek-influenced neighbourhood, though the demographics have changed over the years to include residents of many backgrounds. Energetic and full of character, Danforth Village is also home to palpable community pride.

Here, there are an abundance of independent restaurants and retailers located along the main strip, Danforth Avenue. Each year over a million people from across Toronto and the province flock to this neighbourhood to attend the Taste of the Danforth festival, which highlights international cuisines, local art, neighbourhood businesses, and family-friendly fun.

Homes in Danforth Village were mostly built between the 1920s and ‘30s, and include many semi-detached homes featuring distinct front porches, as well as a variety of properties from Victorian semis, to bungalows and newer townhomes.

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