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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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Scenic Walks & Lots of Shops

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank glutenfreemom2016
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An old area along Queen Street up from the actual beach. A real mix of coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, and many other types of retail establishments. Also home to the ancient Fox Cinema. Worth a walk along Queen to see it all if you are interested in neighbourhoods. Recommended.

Thank Bruno S
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone here from the corner store owner to the servers at the numerous mediocre restaurants have attitude. Highly missable. Walk down to the actual Lake Ontario shore line and stroll the boardwalk and have an ice creme.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a good place to spend some time, play some games and even do a pic-nic with your friends and familly.

Thank Anderson G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The Beach Village is a really neat neighborhood, not far from the beach. Nice people, a safe area, a real small town feel!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Having lived in Toronto for many years, I have always loved the Beach area, so much so that last year I actually moved down this way! It was the best choice i could have ever made! There are so many different shops, cafes, restaurants, etc in this area, and all right next to the beach! I love the feeling of... More 

Thank Mitchell H
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is the area in which I live and I love it. It is like a small town within the city with all the amenities one needs. However, it can be very busy on summer weekends so parking could be difficult. I would recommend biking to it and taking in the Leslie St. Spit as well.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Can i move here forever? This place is perfect, its not too far from the city and has a cute line of restaurants along Queen St E and the houses are gorgeous! The beach is really clean and the water is so clear, I thought this place is way under-rated!

Thank PriyankaB1286
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Nice beach area and quaint neighborhood away from the downtown but only 5 minutes by cab. the beach is somewhat natural, (what you would expect for north shore of Lake Ontario. Several miles of boardwalk nice homes, good restaurants. nice neighborhood to checkout.

Thank Jim_the_food_guy

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