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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 #22 of 314 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Unlike some other large cities Toronto's waterfront comes right up to city edge. Beaches blend right into parks which blend right into the downtown city.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

One of Toronto's best neighbourhoods bar none. The Queen East strip from Woodbine to Main has nothing but tasty restaurants, fabulous little specialty shops with organic and imported/exotic/local foods, desirable food and drink chains like Starbucks...even the bargain shops like ENDS and Beddingtons are elegant and fit in with the neighbourhood. Woodbine Park is absolutely huge with a splash pool... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

In the east centre area of older Toronto the beaches area contains older elegant streets like Kingswood ave, funkier homes that were once cottages, the beach itself on Lake Ontario which is a large sandy beach with a long boardwalk. The beaches has its own main street (Queen St) with good restaurants, excellent shopping, bookstores parks etc. There are often... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place to watch and participate in volleyball! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. I was able to go swimming and play a couple games of Volleyball and boccie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I live near the beaches and I can't have enough of this place. Great little shops, Woodbine beach just a few meters away, it doesn't even feel like you are in Toronto. It is a must-see place if you are visiting GTA.

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Warren, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Beaches was just the place to get away from the mad rush of downtown. Accessible by streetcar it seems less frenetic than Toronto Island. The beach ran for miles and there was a boardwalk all along. I visited in June and the waters of Lake Ontario were cool but the peace of mind was special. There was not a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Did not know the beaches existed!!! Beautiful neighbourhood with miles & miles of sandy beaches only a short distance from downtown Toronto...beautiful!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I visited the neighborhood The Beaches while I was in Toronto, it is rather quiet, and not far from downtown. Love the boardwalk and the view of Lake Ontario. Definitely worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have lived in the beaches for about 8 years now and absolutely love it. It is definitely one of the best areas of Toronto and so close to downtown, maybe 5-10 minutes driving but close enough to bike or take transit. The actual beach itself is huge and runs quite far. We paddle board here all the time and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

its like a little oasis right in the middle of the concrete jungle. But get there early because finding parking is a bit tough.

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