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Address: 1971 Queen St E | Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-693-2242
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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Who knew there are sandy beaches in Toronto? We certainly didn't. The neighborhood itself is much like any up and coming area, but the beaches were spectacular. A wide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2013
Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Who knew there are sandy beaches in Toronto? We certainly didn't. The neighborhood itself is much like any up and coming area, but the beaches were spectacular. A wide boardwalk ran for miles through the 5 beaches. It was windy the day we were there, so there were waves coming in. It looked like the ocean. There were lots of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

There are lot to do at this area, many pubs and restaurants, good food, music, beach and lots of fun!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you are a walker, the Beach and the boardwalk are a great place. The boardwalk itself can be a little uneven in places so if you have someone who is not to steady on their feet you want to be careful. Once you have had your fill of the beach you can walk up to Queen Street E. and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love the diversity of the people, and the funky vibe the Beaches offer. Great to walk on the Boardwalk with little one's, and the whole family or as a couple. You can just hang out and enjoy the scenery & walk up to Queen Street where there is a great variety of restaurants from which to choose.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Queen Street is a hub of fun shopping and restaurants. The boardwalk is great for dog-walking (theres a free-run dog beach as well) and there's a bike path that we always use. Great playgrounds for the kids and clean wide beach! Great full-day adventure.

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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

But difficult to drive there. Allow time for driving if you don't take public transit. The boardwalk along Lake Ontario is great for strolling or biking and the shops and eateries are divine.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

The Beaches are a good place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without having to go too far. We took the streetcar from downtown, which allowed us to see the shops and restaurants along Queen St East leading to The Beaches. Wonderful journey and great place to enjoy the sunset

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

I've loved living here for over 30 years (since before house prices got so high) because it celebrates the commons--a beautiful lake and beach owned by the people of Toronto. We all have tiny little lawns because we have the Beaches as our place of recreation and restoration. Stroll long the boardwalk as I have done probably 5000 times, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Take your dog for a great walk. Stop at Green Eggplant for a delicious meal, walk the boardwalk and enjoy the community. Parking can be challenging, but worth the effort. Lots for families, friends or just one person to enjoy. A great Toronto neighbourhood anytime of the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

I am biased because I used to live within walking distance of "The Beaches", east-end Lake Ontario, Queen St E./Lee Ave. area. You have the lake, an extensive boardwalk along the lake, beautiful parkland, great, old trees, a bike/roller-blade path - and just a block or two north, little shops and restaurants. People always seemed more relaxed down there -... More 

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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, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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