Leslieville Wanderlust: What you need to know

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A neighbourhood tradition for 12 years, Wanderlust is returning once again to celebrate all things Leslieville. 

The neighbourhood festival runs noon till 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 with free admission for everyone. Here’s what you need to know:

CHOCK-A-BLOCK

Whether you’re hungry for a bite, on a mission for a perfect gift or just want to amble aimlessly, 11 blocks of Queen East will dedicated to Wanderlust. The neighbourhood's marquee festival will feature local businesses — the shops, restaurants, galleries and other merchants who call Leslieville home — in an event designed to showcase the best the east end has to offer. 

SHOP TILL YOU DROP

At its core, Wanderlust is about customer appreciation and nowhere will that be more visible than in the shops and boutiques of the neighbourhood. Leslieville retailers will feature in-store specials, discounts and giveaways.

HUBBA HUBBA

The streets of Leslieville will be animated with six themed hubs featuring live music, food and drink and kids activities. Bounce between street parties at Booth Ave., Pape Ave., Larchmount, Leslie Grove Park, Leslie St. and Vancouver Ave., that will come alive with bands and DJs, plus local craft beer and plenty of tasty eats. F

FUN FOR ALL AGES

With the eclectic nature of the neighbourhood put on display, Leslieville Wanderlust really has a little something for everyone. If you like to shop, there are sales and specials. If you’re an art lover, there are galleries to explore. If you're a foodie, the area is known throughout the city for its culinary scene. If you're a mom or dad, brother, sister, aunt or uncle, there is plenty of family fun.

For more information on Wanderlust, visit leslievillebia.com and keep up to speed on all things Wanderlust by following Leslieville BIA’s social channels including FacebookInstagram and Twitter.