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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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Beautiful Day at The Beaches

If the weather is cooperating, take a quick trip to the Beaches. In 15 minutes you can be out of downtown and in this quaint area. Find a nice patio to have some lunch and then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If the weather is cooperating, take a quick trip to the Beaches. In 15 minutes you can be out of downtown and in this quaint area. Find a nice patio to have some lunch and then take a walk on the beach.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I used to live in the the Beaches, and I always love going back. There's something for eveyone here. The beach itself is beautiful, with a boardwalk that goes for miles around into a parkland on the spit of land that juts into Lake Ontario, and there are plenty of interesting restaurants and shops. A visit to the Beaches feels... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I went there on summer and I was really disappointed by the overly crowded place and the worst thing is there is no pay parking available nearby even if you go early morning. I just wish they could do something about these. Otherwise just use TTC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you dont want to drive and be stuck in traffic in 400 to cottage country then stay in the city and come to the beaches. Ashbridges bay and scarboro bluffs area. Its beautiful here. Saw fire works on victoria day evening. Great way to wrap up a long weekend.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the best places of Toronto to visit in summer. I like walking by Queen street to view mini artistic shops. Be it hat, cap, or sun-glasses each and everything has a very artistic look to it. I enjoy Dufflet bakery's Americano and cappuccino coffee and bakery stuff. Along the lake side one could enjoy the view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice to sit out in the sun, or walk the boardwalk. I wish there were restaurants lining the beach as opposed to a block away on King Street. No shops or anything. Good for swimming and relaxing, though I personally prefer to walk along the harbour front - more restaurants, gorgeous views, shopping, etc.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lots of restaurants and shopping and all within 1-2 blocks of a world class rated beach. Very safe and family oriented but still quirky and artsy feel to the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Bohemian Vibe ..it was a place full of tents on the beach back in the hyppie days in the late 1960's.Some interesting Thrift shops, bee shops..the tram along King street East takes you there

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a wonderful place it is. If you want to get away from the busy downtown - go to the beaches. It;s soooo nice in there. There are a lot of amazing restaurants and coffee shops that lots of people don;t know about. Get a blanket, some snacks and go on a sunny day. I promise you,. you won't regret

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We are lucky in Toronto, to be located on a lake. With clean water :) I come to the beach often to walk my dog. But really, this is a wonderful place to visit when travelling to our fine city. Take a cab or streetcar to ViVetha Bistro at the far east end of Queen Street East, and chow down... More 

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