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The Beach Village

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Address: 1971 Queen St E | 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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A lovely patch of Green in the urban jungle. Kids and dogs friendly neighborhood with great parks, bars, patios and restaurants

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely patch of Green in the urban jungle. Kids and dogs friendly neighborhood with great parks, bars, patios and restaurants

Thank Lily T
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little neighborhood, close to the beach and tons of great restaurants. Love visiting the area in the summer.

Thank MarjanJackman
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Great little shops to browse around, you'll probably bring home a trinket or two cuz there is so much to choose from. People are wonderful who run the shops, either the owner themselves or the funky residents who just work there, always have a kind word to share and offer advice on where to go next to shop or eat... More 

Thank donnamarieb2017
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

It's a nice area in general. There are better spots in Toronto for food or for drinks, or for shopping, but the Beach Village has a bit of everything, and is steps to the beach and park. Very convenient for a day out with kids or just on your own.

Thank Robert M
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

I like this area very much. There are lovely shops, restaurants and everything you may want. Interesting gifty stores. If you walk down any of the side streets, you come the Beach on the Lake, with a wonderful Boardwalk that stretches for a few miles--lovely to walk, stroll and jog along. Lots of people around, walking dogs, etc.

Thank susanlberger
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

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.

Thank Karen L
New Smyrna Beach Florida
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

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.

Thank Linda P
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

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

Thank LaineyR4u
Toronto, Canada
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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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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.

Thank mikeheydon13

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