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The Beach Village

1971 Queen St E | Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9, Canada
+1 416-693-2242
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My favourite spot

I like this area very much. There are lovely shops, restaurants and everything you may want... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
susanlberger
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Toronto, Canada
Check out the Beach

Jazz Fesival, Unique shops, Nice restaurants. Walk along the Boardwalk along Lake Ontario, check... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Karen L
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Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“queen street” (89 reviews)
“jazz festival” (27 reviews)
“lake ontario” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
1971 Queen St E | Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9, Canada
East End
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+1 416-693-2242
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I like this area very much. There are lovely shops, restaurants and everything you may want. Interesting gifty stores. If you walk down any of the side streets, you come the Beach on the Lake, with a wonderful Boardwalk that stretches for a few miles--lovely...More

Thank susanlberger
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Jazz Fesival, Unique shops, Nice restaurants. Walk along the Boardwalk along Lake Ontario, check out the Beach Volleyball, walk through the Park, have an ice cream or hit a patio. Worth a visit.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This was our home area for 15 years, miss it. Great place to live, visit, shop or dine. The 'beach' Lake Ontario & beach park is a gathering place for locals & people of the area for picnicking, water play, walking, walking your dog, water...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lots to do in the summer, lots of restaurants to pick from. Festival season is very crowded in July. Subway is best.

Thank LaineyR4u
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lots of stores have closed and new ones opened. Seems somewhat transient, because of the many changes. Tons of retaurants, but lacking top notch ones. Leslieville nearby has so much more to offer. Over the years the feeling of being a village and quaint has...More

Thank tripopinonsw
Reviewed 19 January 2017

There are lots of various types of restaurants to experience and live music at some locations. It has a different feel as a local neighborhood than downtown Toronto.

Thank mikeheydon13
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The beaches present every visitor with much to do, see and experience. A working class neighbourhood being transformed. Many places to eat and visit like art galleries and shops. The community experiences wonderful festivals such as The Beaches Jazz Festival each year. Walking along Lake...More

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Always great to visit the beaches, all year around. Summer you can dive into the cold Lake Ontario, trust me it's really cold. Check out SUP on the beach, you can rent the paddle boards and even take a class. Feels like beach vacation, even...More

Thank Golfin2006
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Once called the best main street in Ontario the newly named Beach Village struggles to maintain a year round business and cultural community. Less pricy than Leslieville there is a full range of places to dine out mostly mid range. There are interesting shops which...More

1  Thank travellingsinclairs
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A stunning neighborhood all year long. Beautiful scenery during a walk along the Boardwalk. Try the restaurants and shops along Queen Street.

1  Thank MichaelBeirne
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Noriko K
27 April 2017|
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Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
Parking is limited in the beach area so I recommend parking in the lot near Ashbridges Bay right on the Lakeshore. Then walk along the Boardwalk and up one of the side streets to Queen St for restaurants and shops. If not... More
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Coloradodad689
9 May 2015|
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Response from jamesinBA | Reviewed this property |
The beach is far better for almost any occasion, especially Canada Day. Niagara Falls is one of the tackiest, most touristy places on earth. Niagara-on-the-Lake is nicer, and caters to people touring the wine region. Lots of... More
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