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The Beach Village

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

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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Check out the Beach

Jazz Fesival, Unique shops, Nice restaurants. Walk along the Boardwalk along Lake Ontario, check out the Beach Volleyball, walk through the Park, have an ice cream or hit a patio... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jazz Fesival, Unique shops, Nice restaurants. Walk along the Boardwalk along Lake Ontario, check out the Beach Volleyball, walk through the Park, have an ice cream or hit a patio. Worth a visit.

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New Smyrna Beach Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our home area for 15 years, miss it. Great place to live, visit, shop or dine. The 'beach' Lake Ontario & beach park is a gathering place for locals & people of the area for picnicking, water play, walking, walking your dog, water sports & on. Our go to spot when in TO.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to do in the summer, lots of restaurants to pick from. Festival season is very crowded in July. Subway is best.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Lots of stores have closed and new ones opened. Seems somewhat transient, because of the many changes. Tons of retaurants, but lacking top notch ones. Leslieville nearby has so much more to offer. Over the years the feeling of being a village and quaint has diminished. Likely due to high cost of leases. Retail stores aren't chains but aren't special.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

There are lots of various types of restaurants to experience and live music at some locations. It has a different feel as a local neighborhood than downtown Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The beaches present every visitor with much to do, see and experience. A working class neighbourhood being transformed. Many places to eat and visit like art galleries and shops. The community experiences wonderful festivals such as The Beaches Jazz Festival each year. Walking along Lake Ontario or going for a swim, The Beaches beckons.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Always great to visit the beaches, all year around. Summer you can dive into the cold Lake Ontario, trust me it's really cold. Check out SUP on the beach, you can rent the paddle boards and even take a class. Feels like beach vacation, even though you are not at the Sea :-) During Fall pretty colors. In winter icy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Once called the best main street in Ontario the newly named Beach Village struggles to maintain a year round business and cultural community. Less pricy than Leslieville there is a full range of places to dine out mostly mid range. There are interesting shops which are on the BIA website and the street is still a strolling street for all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

A stunning neighborhood all year long. Beautiful scenery during a walk along the Boardwalk. Try the restaurants and shops along Queen Street.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We were frankly a bit disappointed by our venture to The Beach. We have visited many "beach-themed" communities and this one is ok, but not great. They do have some interesting shops and dining options, but overall we found the area to be "average". I would recommend spending your Toronto vacation in other areas of the city.

Thank Jay B

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