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The Beach Village

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Address: 1971 Queen St E | Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-693-2242
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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Visit summer time and have a great walk on the beach. Although you are by the lake it seems as if the ocean is in front of you. Nice relaxing walk and great view of the lake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

More reputation than reality. Many eateries, few much above average. Veloute being one example that's worth trying. Many small shops of various kinds. Several empty store fronts, the result of prohibitive rents. More for locals than tourists. Worth visiting only for major events like the Jazz Festival

Thank Michael B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit summer time and have a great walk on the beach. Although you are by the lake it seems as if the ocean is in front of you. Nice relaxing walk and great view of the lake.

Thank kifissia12
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Apart from parking being challenging if you don't get there early, and the streetcar being a long ride, it is worth the trek. Nicer when not crowded, so mornings before 10 have you feeling you could be anywhere. The shops are typical tacky tourist fare for those who don't put nature first, so there is something for everyone. Nice that... More 

Thank savvysolo
New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walk on the beach and people watch.funky little neighborhood at the east end of Queen Street.Shops galore, quaint restaurants. Loved it.It's cool for being in Toronto and not hard to get to. Worth a quick visit at least.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best kept secret! Small, friendly area with trees, parks and a fabulous beach with charcoal use hibatchis. Several dog friendly parts to the beach itself. All stores welcome dogs and many have water bowls in front and dog treats inside. Only stores that do not allow them are those that sell food. Nice assortment of restaurants and shops. Friendly people.... More 

Thank Sandy M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Beaches ... or the beach ... regardless of what you call it, there is something for everyone. Shopping, lunch, a drink by the water, play parks, walking paths, pools, and of course the lake. Whatever you want, it is there. Parking can be a challenge, so head down early and find a spot at Ashbridge's Bay or the other... More 

Thank J H
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a village within the big city of Toronto. Great restaurants, great beach, great boardwalk, Olympic pool on the waterfront and a bus ride to the subway or downtown Toronto.

Thank J W
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big box stores and restaurants taking over. Lost appeal. Used to be nice to stroll and use neighbourhood shops.

Thank 4Pepper
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many restaurants & cafes (most have gluten free options) , as well as many interesting stores. Best of all you walk can walk south to the boardwalk and take a scenic walk (the boardwalk is about 5 miles long). Dog friendly - there are 2 leash free parks (Kew Beach & the east end of the boardwalk). From... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of great stores and places to eat.....parking on side streets and some are a bit of a hike to Queen Street but convenient......good any time of the year!

Thank Beverley B

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The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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