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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

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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Shops and sites galore

The beaches area of Toronto is a quaint neighbourhood that offers blocks of shops, restaurants and century homes to view and shop. They hold a music festival every year that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Hanover, Canada
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Hanover, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beaches area of Toronto is a quaint neighbourhood that offers blocks of shops, restaurants and century homes to view and shop. They hold a music festival every year that showcases excellent musicians that would satisfy any music lover!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's always a great display of July 1st Fireworks over Woodbine beach. The key, DO NOT DRIVE! On a good day parking in the Beaches is difficult, now add a few hundred extra people. Walking or biking is your best bet. TTC is slow after the show so be prepared to wait. The show is full on professional grade with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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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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