Ayisha is the owner of Smooth Operator Laser in Leslieville and has been a resident for 12 years.
Ayisha has spent her career in Fashion Buying, Music Management and now an entrepreneur in Laser hair removal since 2015.
She is an avid traveler who enjoys immersing herself in the cultures of the world. Ayisha is passionate about building community, creating opportunities and providing safe spaces for collective ideas.

Skills which she brings to the Leslieville BIA as a newly appointed member in her first year on the board.

Mercury Espresso Bar

Mercury Espresso Bar has been an anchor in Leslieville since 2006, owned by the talented make-up and hair stylist Luisa Duran. 

This small but mighty coffee spot is a staple for actors, directors, and production teams working in the area, along with the artists and residents of Leslieville. You can feel the community vibe as soon as you walk in where you’ll see rotating local artists work on their walls and the eclectic crowd on comfy couches or sitting in the window watching the passers by on Queen street. If you haven’t had a cup of their espresso you may have had it in ice cream form at Ed’s Real Scoop across the street. These kind of collabs make Leslieville a special place and we can’t imagine the hood without Mercury at the centre of it.

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