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The Beach Village

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

Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic...

Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.

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We arrived late and even without much sunlight is was lovely to be there, just walk around and enjoy time outside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late and even without much sunlight is was lovely to be there, just walk around and enjoy time outside.

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Hanover, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The beaches area of Toronto is a quaint neighbourhood that offers blocks of shops, restaurants and century homes to view and shop. They hold a music festival every year that showcases excellent musicians that would satisfy any music lover!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

There's always a great display of July 1st Fireworks over Woodbine beach. The key, DO NOT DRIVE! On a good day parking in the Beaches is difficult, now add a few hundred extra people. Walking or biking is your best bet. TTC is slow after the show so be prepared to wait. The show is full on professional grade with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We came across the Beach area by accident and what a gem it was! Now that the summer rush is over, we had the beach almost to ourselves. We enjoyed walking through the neighborhoods. It was about a 30 minute bus ride from downtown.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This area is easily accessible on the 510 streetcar to the terminus, or prior. I loved the Victorian double storey homes. Stately and magnificent. Plenty of expensive shops.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I always enjoy visiting this area. Nice stores, restaurants, cafes, and parks etc. Only 5 minutes to Kew Gardens and Kew Beach, too. There is a very nice public library in the area (The Beaches branch) where you can overlook Kew Gardens. Up the road (Queen St. East), there is a cute movie theatre (Fox Theatre) where you can see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Many moons ago, I lived in this area of Toronto, so it holds a special place in my mind. Encompassing a fairly large area (from Woodbine to Victoria Oark), this area was one where the cottages were located for Toronto folk. Now an expensive part of town to live in, it's become quite trendy, but maintains a local community flavour.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This area has it all. The building and houses are great to look at. Wonderful parks. Great restaurants and of course the board walk and beaches. It doesn't get any better than this place. You can walk along Queen street and look at the shops or grab a bite to eat/drink. You can walk the boardwalk and gaze at all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Named best main Street in Ontario. Has the feel of a small town main street with everything you could need or want on the strip - retail, restaurants, coffee bars, icecream, you name it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

More reputation than reality. Many eateries, few much above average. Veloute being one example that's worth trying. Many small shops of various kinds. Several empty store fronts, the result of prohibitive rents. More for locals than tourists. Worth visiting only for major events like the Jazz Festival

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