Wanderlust 2020: The Digital Edition

On behalf of the 200 diverse businesses of the Leslieville BIA, welcome to Wanderlust 2020! Yes, things look a little different this year, but you can be assured of the same exciting holiday shopping experience that our businesses offer!

Now, more than ever, our businesses are in real need of your support. These businesses are not only an economic force within our community, they also contribute immensely to its social fabric. Your support ensures that they not only stay alive through this difficult time, but that our main street will be intact when the dust clears and we’ll get back to being a vibrant and inclusive Queen Street East. 

Wanderlust this year features something for everyone. As you open our specially curated gift guide, you will find ideas for that special person in your life: your friend, loved-one, neighbour, co-worker and so on. On a hunt for deals and delights? Then look no further than our special interactive advent calendar. For 21 days, there will be some sweets deals and giveaways, so don’t look away for too long. Rounding out this year’s event will be the popular Window Wonderland competition, where we will renew our friendly rivalry with our friends from Riverside BIA, and late night shopping, so you can get that perfect last minute gift. This all comes together to give you a great 34-day Leslieville holiday shopping experience!

Thanks for your continued support of our businesses and we hope that you’ll check in at Wanderlust this year..happy shopping! 

Christiane Tetreault

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Beanfield is a telecommunications company unlike the rest. We recognize the importance of connecting communities and the people within them, and we do this without sacrificing outstanding customer support and superior services. At Beanfield, it’s about building communities, not just networks.
Founded in 1988, Beanfield builds, owns and operates the largest independent fibre-optic network in Toronto and Montreal. We connect over 2800 commercial and residential buildings. All of our construction, installation, and customer experience teams are in-house, giving you the most efficient and streamlined experience possible, because we believe that’s How it Should Be. www.beanfield.com


Hullmark is a real estate investment and development team that is committed to shaping a vibrant & transforming urban Toronto

SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust (Revival Film Studios) is one of Canada’s largest fully integrated REITs, with a best-in-class portfolio featuring 166 strategically located properties in communities across the country.   SmartCentres has $10.4 billion in assets and owns over 33.8 million square feet of income producing value-oriented retail space with 97.4% occupancy, on 3,500 acres of owned land across Canada.
SmartCentres continues to focus on enhancing the lives of Canadians by planning and developing complete, connected, mixed-use communities on its existing retail properties. A publicly announced $12.1 billion intensification program ($5.5 billion at SmartCentres’ share) represents the REIT’s current major development focus on which construction is expected to commence in the next five years. This intensification program consists of rental apartments, condos, seniors’ residences and hotels, to be developed under the SmartLiving banner, and retail, office, and storage facilities, to be developed under the SmartCentres banner.
SmartCentres’ intensification program is expected to produce an additional 59.3 million square feet (27.9 million square feet at SmartCentres’ share) of space, 27.1 million square feet (12.3 million square feet at SmartCentres’ share) of which has or will commence construction within the next five years. From shopping centres to city centres, SmartCentres is uniquely positioned to reshape the Canadian urban and urban-suburban landscape.
For more information, visit www.smartcentres.com.

The local Edward Jones office in Leslieville is headed by Andrew Sherbin, a much-loved Leslieville resident, founding member and former Chairman of the Leslieville Business Improvement Area. They are proud sponsors of this event for many years!