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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 stroll along the boardwalk

Stop and say "hi" to the many dogs if you can. The Beaches is a great neighbourhood to explore and the boardwalk is a lovely place to walk and take in the vastness of Lake Ontario.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Toronto
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Stop and say "hi" to the many dogs if you can. The Beaches is a great neighbourhood to explore and the boardwalk is a lovely place to walk and take in the vastness of Lake Ontario.

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Porvoo, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A brilliant walk in sunshine, great view to downtown Toronto, the skyline. Not too crowded, great way to see locals and even some houses. Saw even some 'libraries' ie miniature houses that were bookcases for recycling books.

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Grand Cayman
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133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Spent many, many years living in this neighbourhood and I've seen lots of change. I still visit often and still appreciate what it has to offer. Little shops, coffee shops and restaurants line this area of Queen Street East and a couple blocks south is the boardwalk, beach and bike path. It can get congested on sunny, summer days, so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lake Ontario is an attraction that makes a trip to the Beaches worthwhile in any season. In summer people flock to its shore, fill up the beach, suntan, play voleyball in one great designated area. Championship are also taking place a few times during the warm months. Theater in the Park may run for a few days. The west end... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario
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50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you check the real estate listings you will see that despite small house sizes this is one of the most expensive and popular places to live in Toronto. It is easy to get to by public transit but parking a car can be a challenge in the summer. There are parking lots and garages at Ashbridges Bay and it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I live near the boardwalk and visit the beach and boardwalk as often as I can. It is simply beautiful and we don't do a great job of advertising our wonderful beaches as part of Toronto. The bike trail is great and the boardwalk itself offers beautiful views not only of the lake, but also of downtown. Worth a visit... More 

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toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have lived here all of my life. Queen St is full of restaurants and shops. The Lake is only a block away and has parks and a 5 km boardwalk. We have music festivals in the park all summer and are only a 20 minute streetcar ride from downtown. People commute down here on the weekends to go to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Toronto is such a beautiful city and a visit to the Beaches can round out your trip with a lovely relaxing beach experience. All summer there are festivals most weekends, the Boardwalk stretches about 5 kms along the shores of Lake Ontario. Swimmers, picnics, sunbathers, volleyball nets abound, families, runners and pets. Great people watching sitting on a bench right... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great place to live. Which is why I live here, steps to the beach, side walks of tourists and expensive shopping.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Only during summer season, obviously since the Spring and Fall is too cold (sometimes even certain summer mornings) to be able to properly enjoy the beaches. Other than that, in the summer it's one of the liveliest spots in Toronto!

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