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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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Wonderful for so many reasons

right from the parking to the food and the beach perfect! Sunset grill! sushi! shopping! there is no more perfect location to chill and sip beer!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

right from the parking to the food and the beach perfect! Sunset grill! sushi! shopping! there is no more perfect location to chill and sip beer!

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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This area of Toronto is just a stone's through from the downtown core and during the summer months, offers the most beautiful beach in the city. Woodbine Beach is a Blue Flag beach, meaning it meets the highest standards for water and sand quality and cleanliness. There's lots of great restaurants along Queen Street East from Woodbine east to Neville... More 

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toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Beaches..or as Beachers call it...the Beach...is a dubious experience at best. Driving there is impossibly slow and there's nowhere to park once you do get there. An exception may be the absolute west end..at Woodbine. The shops are over-priced and boring. People are curt, privileged and sick of outsiders. Access to the beach is easy..there's a wide expanse of... More 

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Hamilton
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love the nostalgia of walking through old neighbourhoods and visiting local small businesses this is the place for you. I did some reno work on one of the homes so I got a chance to learn about the area. You can walk though parks and stroll along the shores of Lake Ontario. The Beaches just keeps on developing.... More 

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buenos aires
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have lived in this area for decades, so I could be biased but I know it well. Great place to live, or to visit in spring, summer and fall. Winter, not so much. Boardwalk is the best, and if you like to play volleyball, this is the place. But the Queen street shops are generally pretty bad, and there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

beautiful parks and beach access. Lovely all year around. Stores open on holidays due to "tourist" designation. Watch out for traffic on hot days.. Friendly to children and dogs !

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Etobicoke
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This area keeps developing and getting better and better.There is a great boardwalk along the lake front to walk along.Then when you have had your walk go along Queen Street and see the great trendy stores that are along that stretch.There are a lot of Activities that happen down there. The Jazz festival,Easter parade and the Christmas parade are just... More 

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Ontario
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Although a great neighbourhood for anyone as it's vibrant and safe..families must visit in the warmer weather for walking, stroll, shopping and all located near the very popular boardwalk...do it. It's worth a streetcar ride 10 to 15 mins from downtown between rush hours or a taxi straight down Queen Street from yonge street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My friend and I pick a day in the summer and go and hang out and walk the boardwalks Great time every time

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Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are ever in Toronto, make sure you walk down the beaches on a sunny day (even during winter). Very relaxing.

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