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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

Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an...

Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.

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Great place to visit

The neighborhood is beautiful.so much to do and explore. Amazing restaurants, great mom n pop shops And a vintage cinema

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The neighborhood is beautiful.so much to do and explore. Amazing restaurants, great mom n pop shops And a vintage cinema

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the different shops along the way to our destination.....the beach!!! People are friendly and happy to help you into their shops...

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Laval, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We walked along the boardwalk and back on the street with shops. As the sun was shining it was a great day for a stroll. The beach area (boardwalk) is very well maintained and quiet for a walk. We stopped to have coffe and pastries on the street which was very pleasant.

Thank PierreLCote
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I used to live a little north of here in the 80's, and went back to visit recently. The place has become much more user friendly and a lot cleaner, and Queen st. east has become quite trendy. The Beaches themselves are a very nice amenity, with walking cycling, swimming all available. Kew Gardens is a nice place to chill... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The Beaches are an amazing place to be in early in the morning; lunch time and in the evening. The Beaches are accessible by the TTC (public transportation or by car.) There is no entrance fee. Just bring yourself and if you like company some friends and you will have a great time with the fresh air all around you,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Worth spending at least half a day walking around the area. Lots of shops and cafés. You can even walk down to the beach and stroll the board-walk

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I visited the beaches area at the end of August for the first time in about 6-7 years. The ride from downtown along queen street was pretty depressing, although the houses, stores and restaurants got better the closer we got to the beaches area itself. The boardwalk was still nice, although the quality of the sand was very poor. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Good place to walk close to the Ontario Lake, you can eat in restaurants close to this area. You can make picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This area of Toronto is just a stone's throw 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Beaches Jazz Festival is a must if you are in Toronto when it is on. The dates can be found on line .The music and food are amazing. Even though its named Jazz there are many different kinds of music< that can be heard.

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