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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...

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A great place to stroll along Queen Street or along the boardwalk by the lake for a relaxing time.

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Ontario or going for a swim, The Beaches beckons.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 though you are not at the Sea :-) During Fall pretty colors. In winter icy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 are on the BIA website and the street is still a strolling street for all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were frankly a bit disappointed by our venture to The Beach. We have visited many "beach-themed" communities and this one is ok, but not great. They do have some interesting shops and dining options, but overall we found the area to be "average". I would recommend spending your Toronto vacation in other areas of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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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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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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