In the late 1990s major and minor renovations appeared here and there across Leslieville, raising the hope that this dowdy, downscale, downtown, east-of-the-Don neighbourhood was renewing its housing stock and heading toward a happier future. Well Leslieville has arrived. Adding to the cachet is the recent consumer explosion on Queen East, where interior design hot spots, vintage boutiques and fashionable restaurants are drawing customers traditionally attracted to Queen Street's trendy west side. Clearly the new allure has drawn young families of all nationalities. The arrival of the film studios south along Eastern Avenue has given rise to a new breed of professional, with economic clout. With it's desirable housing stock, close proximity to downtown and influx of professionals the Leslieville neighbourhood is a good buy from a real estate perspective.