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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 #24 of 322 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Early mornings are a great time to walk the boardwalk along the beach. I love the fresh wind coming off the lake. People watching is not as good as later in the day :) ... One of my favourite places in Toronto!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very nice beaches. Best way to spend the afternoon with friends or family ! It is so nice to chill out there, you tend to forget the water is a bit fresh ;) No doubt, you wanna go there !

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have a disability which makes it hard to walk and keep my balance sometimes. From now on, unless the boardwalk is repaired, I will be staying away from it. I went yesterday (early September 2014) and fell no less than four times due to rotting, uneven boards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Go-to place for viewing fireworks! The fireworks would be very close, almost feels like right above your head! Tip: Go there early to find a nice spot as traffic tends to be bad on fireworks days... bring a warm jacket and blanket if you are there early to wait for the fireworks!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a wonderful place to walk by the lake beside the beach in the east end of Toronto. The wooden boardwalk goes for miles with a park on one side and the sandy beach on Lake Ontario on the other. You can then walk a block north to Queen St. E. where there are lots of cafés, shops and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love the boardwalk and the shops along queen are great - some of the streets are excellent examples of period architecture... but parking is always a bit tricky...

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are lot of benches and Lake Ontario, you can have picnic with your kids, lot of foods also available. Only thing I don't like there is not enough parking spot over the weekend. You have to park the car sometime on Queen Street.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love this area however it is so popular that the overcrowding is crazy. A lot to offer by way of restaurants, bars, shops & scenery. The locals are very snooty unfortunately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful, but busy.Lovely.Lots of space for everyone. Beaches are clean and family friendly.For those of you who have large appetites after visiting the beaches there are usually little hot-dog vendors available .

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Come to this unique area of Toronto. It has swimming, great eats and the best people watching. Good trails, and bring your dog along.

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