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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 313 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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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Vast areas of controlled soft sandy beaches with lifeguard on duty, surrounded by parks can make a good day out there in Toronto. Although the water temperature is low even in a hot summer day, the beaches are definitely worth a visit, and don't forget your suimsuits...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Gentle breezes off Lake Ontario, mature trees, and level board walk all add up to a wonderful summer stroll. The restaurants along Queen street are not far from the beach and offer a variety of food choices. Excellent choices for brunch here include the original Sunset Grill.

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