Specialty food isn’t just about great taste.
It’s also about a passion to share the best quality food with people that love it as much as you do. And that passion is what drives the owners and staff at Sandy Aleksander every day of the week.
Sandy Aleksander is well known as the go-to place for top quality food. Their specialty cheese and charcuterie and fine chocolate are both locally and internationally sourced from the finest suppliers on the market.
Catherine Rouse and her friendly staff are fully committed to product knowledge, and welcome both specialty food aficionados and curious newbies to ask about their delectable selections. You’ll not only learn the story behind each product, but also receive the best recommendation for your next special occasion, family meal, or romantic dinner for two.
Sandy Aleksander also offers prepared meals, made right in the shop with the same gourmet ingredients they carry on their shelves. Quality, taste, and freshness are paramount to everything Sandy Aleksander offers its customers.
If you’re as passionate about fine specialty food as we are, please drop in and visit. We’d love to see you!
This historic neighbourhood in Toronto’s east end is named after George Leslie, who established the Toronto Nurseries in the tiny village in 1845. At the time, it was said to be the largest business of its kind in all of Canada.
Early on, the area was comprised of light industry, such as metal processing and tanning. Most residents at the time worked at one of these local factories.
By 1870, at least nine brick makers were operating in Leslieville, with several more opening up between 1874 and 1880. These medium-sized yards employed about 10 men each, and produced an average of one million bricks per year.
Currently, Leslieville is enjoying a gentrification period, seeing the construction of luxurious condos among century-old homes and welcoming new restaurants, shops, and cafes to serve the growing population.
Sandy Aleksander is proud to be a part of Leslieville’s dynamic landscape.