Leslieville Wanderlust 10th Anniversary
Annual event spans two days and features tasting tour, retail event, pub crawl, and more
Bring the family! Our Wanderlust kick off ceremony begins Thursday, Nov.17 at 5 p.m., with the official Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. in Leslie Grove Park
This winter, the Leslieville BIA celebrates the 10th anniversary of Wanderlust. Originally conceived as a retail appreciation night by the local businesses, Wanderlust has grown to a multi-day, programmed community event and this year, Wanderlust pulls out all the stops!
A chronological listing of Wanderlust events is outlined below:
Thursday, November 17:
Wanderlust begins with a festive tree-lighting ceremony, live music on the street, our popular annual Leslieville Gnome Scavenger Hunt, pub crawl, and a complimentary shuttle bus Wanderlust Wheels - along Queen Street East.
Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hosted by Ward 30 City Councillor Paula Fletcher, Wanderlust begins with a family-focused tree-lighting ceremony in Leslie Grove Park, with live music special guest, Theo Tams, Leslievilles own Season 6 Canadian Idol Winner; hot-chocolate, and goodies.
Wanderlust Retail Appreciation, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Leslieville shops stay open late to welcome visitors with giveaways, music, cocktails, discounts, and more. The streets of Leslieville are set to be animated with live music, a complimentary shuttle bus Wanderlust Wheels - along Queen Street, and the annual Leslieville Gnome scavenger hunt! Details on what Leslieville retailers have in-store to be announced in the coming weeks via Leslieville social media accounts @LeslievilleBIA.
Pub-Crawl, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight
Brave souls embark on an Eastside adventure! Check Leslieville social media accounts
@LeslievilleBIA for up to the minute details.
Sunday, November 20:
To fully engage the community, Leslieville hosts multiple street parties, the annual
Wanderlust Gallery Crawl, and Tasting Tour. Colourful pedi-cabs Wanderlust Wheels -
will even help you on your way as you explore along Queen St. East in Leslieville!
Street Parties, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Knox Avenue, Morse Street, and the parking lot of Chartwells Avondale Retirement
Residence are the main gathering points for these fun parties! Below is what patrons can
Craft Beer at Knox Avenue and Morse Street locations - brought to you by Radical
Road & Left Field Brewery
Non-alcoholic beverages for everyone
Arts Market activation in Avondale Retirement Residence parking lot
Kids activities with Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation staff & volunteers
Wanderlust Tasting Tour, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Calling all foodies! Food lovers are guided through Leslieville to sample just a taste of what
the neighbourhood has to offer. Space is limited.
From high-end restaurants, to comfort food, to amazing specialty shops, enjoy all that
Leslieville has to dish-out. The guided tours give participants a chance to taste the food and
meet the people that have transformed Leslieville into a destination for noshing and
Ticket Here - https://www.universe.com/wanderlust10
Gallery Crawl, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Leslieville is renowned for its artists and art galleries. Enjoy a guided and informative
gallery tour through the Leslieville art scene.