Watching the East End Emerge

I’m an east-ender, through and through.

Joel LoblawJoel Loblaw

I grew up in The Beaches. In the far east end of Toronto.

Joel Loblaw

When it came time to settle and buy a house, Leslieville was the right neighbourhood for my wife and I.

Joel Loblaw

Affordable, and kind of cool.

Joel Loblaw

Now we live there, with our two little boys – Emerson and Cooper.

Joel Loblaw

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to live in Leslieville and work in Corktown for the bulk of my career.

Loft Joel Loblaw

It has always been important to me to be able to walk or ride my bicycle to work. I never understood having to drive two hours to get to work!

The Bridge

Walking in this neighbourhood, I see new restaurants and shops opening up all the time.

Queen Street Joel Loblaw

And almost every day, I come across interesting people with interesting stories.

Joel Loblaw Joel Loblaw

It’s been a fantastic thing to watch the east end emerge.

Joel Loblaw Thanks to Joel for sharing his story. Check out his firm’s incredible landscape design projects, and follow him on Instagram!

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