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Where is Toronto's Bricktowne neighbourhood?

Some Toronto neighbourhoods have clear names and boundaries while others leave locals arguing about where one area ends and another begins. But one renovator and Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) member wants to change that for an east end neighbourhood commonly thought of as Upper Leslieville.

Lefteris Karagiannis calls the area Bricktowne, named after the numerous brickyards that dotted the neighbourhood in the late 19th and early 20th century. He also co-owns the currently shuttered Brickyard Grounds, a local coffee shop and bistro. Along with new businesses, there are higher-end developments, such as East Village Leslieville, popping up in this part of Toronto.

The new neighbourhood lies north of Queen Street East, south of Danforth, west of Highfield Road and east of Leslieville. As Condos.ca suggests, the Bricktowne borders bleed into the area commonly called Little India. However, neither are official Toronto neighbourhoods yet.

Will you be calling this area Bricktowne? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Mike Lee in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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