On behalf of the 200 diverse businesses of the Leslieville BIA, welcome to Wanderlust 2021!  We’ve gone digital again this year, but you can be assured of the same exciting holiday shopping experience that our businesses offer!

Businesses are still 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 30 days, there will be some sweets deals and giveaways, so don’t look away for too long. Santa comes to town to support our digital scavenger hunt on Saturday. 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. The excitement continues Friday November 26 at Leslie Grove Park where Councillor Fletcher will host a Tree lighting ceremony from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

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


Chartwell Avondale Retirement Residence, located in the heart of Leslieville in Toronto’s east end, offers a vibrant and supportive lifestyle for seniors. Our retirement community sits atop a retail complex that features a variety of professional services, including a dental clinic, bank institutions and a bakery, and connects residents via Queen Street to nearby boutique shopping, cafés, restaurants and the lake. Easy access to local amenities, transit and Woodbine Beach isn’t the only thing you’ll love about our convenient urban locale; you’ll also enjoy the fabulous skyline views of the CN tower from our rooftop patio. 

For more information, visit www.chartwell.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!