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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
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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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The Beaches has everything, nice houses, friendly restaurants, good food, fine dining, and good atmosphere. You can live, work and play there. It is nice and very inviting. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Toronto
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Beaches has everything, nice houses, friendly restaurants, good food, fine dining, and good atmosphere. You can live, work and play there. It is nice and very inviting. I would recommend the Beaches to everyone.

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Thank leanorab2015
Toronto
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62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For tourists coming to Toronto, The Beaches is a very nice, upscale neighbourhood, but there isn't a whole lot to see or do. The beach is pretty nice, and is home to one of the largest beach volleyball tournaments in North America. There are lots of restaurants and places to eat and shop, but for tourism, I would spend my... More 

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Thank travelerscott2015
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best hoods in the city hands down. Fantastic in the summer and great all year round. Some great little restaurants, the boardwalk at arms length, beautiful houses, well maintained parks and rec facilities, friendly folks.

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Thank mattwhitehead1010
Saskatchewan, Canada
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We unexpectedly had most of a Sunday afternoon, so spent it walking along the water and strolling up and down streets. Stopped at a pub type place and had a great lunch on their patio. A vibrant and fun place to wander away some time.

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Thank 404HappyTraveller
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favourite places to take visitors to Toronto is to The Beaches Boardwalk. This wood boardwalk is quite long and takes you along the shores of Lake Ontario and the massive sand beach. A visit to the Boardwalk gives you a chance to see the houses that overlook the beach and many of them are amazing to see.... More 

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Thank Rick M
Des Moines
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tons of shops and restaurants just a few blocks from Lake Ontario. Very family friendly as there are a few beautifully kept parks with playgrounds in the area. Somebody even gave the squirrels in one park their own garbage and recycling bins.

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Thank Casey Y
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Beaches is a lovely community in the east end of the city. Busy and popular in the summer as a go to destination to chill and enjoy the boardwalk, nice restaurants and businesses. I moved out to this neighbourhood because it is one of the last communities in the city - a bit of a village in the city.... More 

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1 Thank Pauline H
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would not swim in Lake Ontario but nice beach and the food is great. Lots of Greek restaurants and other bars on the Danforth

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Toronto
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95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good to see it referred to as " The Beaches". (google the ongoing debate: there IS more than 1 beach!) The area shines on a hot summer Saturday, of course, but any time of the year is good for a walk on the boardwalk- even in the dead of winter with snow and high winds making the crashing surf that... More 

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Thank SnailspaceToronto
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Do yourself a favour. Leave your car at home and take the TTC: the Queen Streetcar, or buses going South either from Main or Woodbine. Walk the sidewalks between Woobine and Main and poke your nose in the neat shops. Then Grab a coffee and walk down to the boardwalk. Stroll from one end to the other. It is a... More 

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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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