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The Beaches

167 Wineva Ave. | At Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario M4E 2T5, Canada (The Beaches)
416-694-3702
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Ranked #16 of 296 attractions in Toronto
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.
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Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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!

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North York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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 course the board walk. The board walk allows you to live the seasons on Lake... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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..

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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 beaches for relaxing and suntanning, a boardwalk for strolling, parks and playgrounds for children and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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 summer you can see the beach volleyball teams compete which is a lot of fun... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

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

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Buckhorn, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 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 and clean and safe.

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