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The Beaches

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Address: 167 Wineva Ave. | At Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario M4E 2T5, Canada
Phone Number: 416-694-3702
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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My beautiful outing in Toronto

The beaches main street is full of restaurants with patios, coffee shops and bars, as well as shopping stores. The beach is parallel with areas for sports and swimming and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The beaches main street is full of restaurants with patios, coffee shops and bars, as well as shopping stores. The beach is parallel with areas for sports and swimming and walking. Best during summer! Of Course :)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have family who lives on the beaches and always enjoy my time there. So much to do and see. Absolutely love it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You forget how pretty the waterfront can be. The boardwalk is VERY long if you want to go for a LONG walk. Some food along the way. Lots of sand

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Toronto, Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I lived in the Beach area of Toronto years ago and came back for a visit. Although some of the stores have changed, the spirit and energy of the place have remained. There are a number of restaurants and cafes like The Remarkable Bean. The types of restaurants are diverse from Indian food, Japanese cuisine to mainstream favourites like Pizza... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great for picnics, sailboarding or just walking the boardwalk. A nice park with a lakeside setting. Some picnic tables and benches and lots of sandy beach. A beautiful retreat from the city.

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Derry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were in Toronto for the first time for a hockey tournament. We had some down time and wanted to explore a little bit of downtown districts. We drove on Lake Shore Drive and came across signs for a beach. We went into one of the public parking areas. After fighting with the ticket machine, we parked the car. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were in Toronto for a short trip, and only on the last day did we venture out to The Beaches via public transportation just to explore the area on foot.While it was a bit of a haul to get there via TTC, it was well worth it, and would have been even more so had we been spending more... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Beaches is the definite summer place within the city limits of Toronto. Myriad of outdoor activities are possible there such as strolling on well-known boardwalk, swimming in cool water of the Lake Ontario, or in the Olympic pool, tanning on sandy Woodbine Beach, renting a surf board, cycling or inline skating on the Martin Goodman Trail which stretches along... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I love the beaches area. I find the neighborhood so family and dog friendly! Everything is walkable and accessible. Walk down to Queen and there are cute little shops and patio dining available. Exercise options are crazy, you can go for a run on the boardwalk or paddle board on the lake, theres tennis courts zumba classes, a couple blocks... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's been years since we went to the Beaches. I forgot how large and wide the toronto shoreline is. The sand is soft and there is a long boardwalk to enjoy. You still go into the Lake at your own risk but this is a nice area to just come and people watch.

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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, 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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