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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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Streetcar track work on the way to The Beach

The Beach, still a great place to visit in Toronto, but getting there this summer (2014) may prove... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2014
Grant L
Toronto, Canada
amazing place

A great area to getaway from the busy city life and enjoy the peaceful neighbourhood. Great... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2014
Linh P
Mississauga, Canada
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Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“queen st” (41 reviews)
“jazz festival” (27 reviews)
“lake ontario” (46 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1971 Queen St E | Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9, Canada
East End
+1 416-693-2242
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

The Beach, still a great place to visit in Toronto, but getting there this summer (2014) may prove time consuming. A combination of subway (Bloor) and Bus (Woodbine) may just work and could prove an adventure on its own. So, again, TTC Streetcar service on...More

4  Thank Grant L
Reviewed 8 May 2014

A great area to getaway from the busy city life and enjoy the peaceful neighbourhood. Great location for summer chill. I would love to spend more time here , great to take a walk with your dog or with some friend.

Thank Linh P
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Great vibe. Very bohemian. Loads of places to eat on Queen Street. The beaches never get too crowded except around the volley ball nets. Great for kids too. It's a shame that you can't always go in the water because of pollution though.

1  Thank Janne K
Reviewed 7 May 2014

visit this area for the first time. Beautiful old homes and merchants. Too bad it was raining at the time, we would have loved to enjoy the beach much more. So much to see and explore.

Thank Lynnelynlyn
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Quaint neighbourhood on the water that is pretty self-contained with pubs, restaurants and cafes, movie theatres, supermarkets and about 100 dog businesses!

Thank 334Traveller
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Beautiful place to walk and best ever chocolate shop in the world is there -- forgot the name but it starts with a W --don't be tricked into going to the other chocolate shop -- this one was amazing. Also, great bead/jewelry store -- reasonable...More

1  Thank jdjd2
Reviewed 22 April 2014

One of my favourite summer places to go and walk around. Lots of great little shops and restaurants. The Beaches has a vibe all of it's own that is not found anywhere else in the city. Close to the water and lots of park space...More

1  Thank Carmen S
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Anywhere on Queen St.E from Victoria Park up to Woodbine Ave and you'll love the many restaurants, cafes, and bauble shops. Make sure you walk south down any of the sidestreets and get on the boardwalk.....a nice refreshing way to spend an afternoon !

Thank RonandMarusia
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We are lucky to have friends who live in The Beaches. Always enjoy the shops and restaurants. Very close to downtown but a million miles away in character!

Thank Rhonablxxx
Reviewed 16 April 2014

great boardwalk and clean beaches to sun or sit in the shade and recollect all that needs to be done and done. Shops and restaurants just a skip away. Bike or take the transit there!

1  Thank Freerk J
East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that
team up to make this district one of the most
multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT
community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or
night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its
thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more
relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection
of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets,
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Noriko K
Where should I park my car?
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
I am thinking about vacationing in either Toronto or Niagara Falls for Canada Day. Which would be a better place to get a true feeling of the holiday? Also looking for a place in the beaches area for party of four just a cool place . I really dont want to stay in a hotel but will. Any suggestions?
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