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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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Good for an afternoon

I have always enjoyed the beaches - lots of bars, restaurants and shopping. Plus nice to walk of... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2014
Dave D
Collingwood, Canada
The Beach in downtown Toronto

"The Beaches" now officially called "The Beach" is an area in the Eastern part of Toronto. The... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2014
Jansje S
Paris, France
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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” (42 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 15 April 2014

I have always enjoyed the beaches - lots of bars, restaurants and shopping. Plus nice to walk of the boardwalk

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 31 March 2014

"The Beaches" now officially called "The Beach" is an area in the Eastern part of Toronto. The Queen streetcar takes you right there. If you get off at "Kew Gardens" you'll find yourself right in the center of antique stores, restaurants (great brunches) and of...More

4  Thank Jansje S
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I live not far from the beaches and they are so great to have a nice long relaxing walk in the evening and good for a jog in the sunset along the board walk..

1  Thank Sarahead89
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The Beaches is a very beautiful, special, unique location found in the east end of Toronto along the lake front. It is as if it is a little community or village separate and all on its own from the larger city. The area has sandy...More

Thank CyndersLovesToTravel
Reviewed 5 March 2014

A nice little stroll, even when the weather's not great. A good selection of pubs off the beach, too - although they're not very lively until the warmer months.

Thank OdysseanTravel
Reviewed 4 March 2014

A perfect place to walk for a few hours in summer and the breeze off the lake is wonderful. The number of walkways keep expanding so you'll never tire of the different views - and there is ice cream when you need a break. In...More

Thank travelrobin61
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Overcrowded, very cramped, dirty, stinky-est part of the whole city, rude / profane, low-class people with artificial sense of value.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 26 January 2014

There is a designated off leash section for you to take your dogs for a romp on the beach. The best part is that dogs don't know it is November and run in and out of Lake Ontario splashing and having a great time. Nice...More

Thank DrTedV
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Maybe it's because I grew up in a small town, but all it is is a small town atmosphere within the city. Lots of impractical stores selling expensive goo gaws and, unfortunately, lots of rude, nouveau riche people elbowing you in the stores and on...More

3  Thank urbanfoodie
Reviewed 12 January 2014

A nice part of town with a huge amount of beaches on lake ontario shorline, parks and some great cafes and restaurants.

1  Thank CraigsdSmith
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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.90 km away
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Kew Gardens
12 reviews
.16 km away
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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
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