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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
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great, quiet beaches!

We came across the Beach area by accident and what a gem it was! Now that the summer rush is over, we had the beach almost to ourselves. We enjoyed walking through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across the Beach area by accident and what a gem it was! Now that the summer rush is over, we had the beach almost to ourselves. We enjoyed walking through the neighborhoods. It was about a 30 minute bus ride from downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is easily accessible on the 510 streetcar to the terminus, or prior. I loved the Victorian double storey homes. Stately and magnificent. Plenty of expensive shops.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy visiting this area. Nice stores, restaurants, cafes, and parks etc. Only 5 minutes to Kew Gardens and Kew Beach, too. There is a very nice public library in the area (The Beaches branch) where you can overlook Kew Gardens. Up the road (Queen St. East), there is a cute movie theatre (Fox Theatre) where you can see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many moons ago, I lived in this area of Toronto, so it holds a special place in my mind. Encompassing a fairly large area (from Woodbine to Victoria Oark), this area was one where the cottages were located for Toronto folk. Now an expensive part of town to live in, it's become quite trendy, but maintains a local community flavour.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area has it all. The building and houses are great to look at. Wonderful parks. Great restaurants and of course the board walk and beaches. It doesn't get any better than this place. You can walk along Queen street and look at the shops or grab a bite to eat/drink. You can walk the boardwalk and gaze at all... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Named best main Street in Ontario. Has the feel of a small town main street with everything you could need or want on the strip - retail, restaurants, coffee bars, icecream, you name it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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