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Review of The Beach Village

The Beach Village
Ranked #42 of 522 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.
Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Beaches are a good place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without having to go too far.
We took the streetcar from downtown, which allowed us to see the shops and restaurants along Queen St East leading to The Beaches. Wonderful journey and great place to enjoy the sunset

2  Thank nataliestjaque769
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

I've loved living here for over 30 years (since before house prices got so high) because it celebrates the commons--a beautiful lake and beach owned by the people of Toronto. We all have tiny little lawns because we have the Beaches as our place of recreation and restoration. Stroll long the boardwalk as I have done probably 5000 times, and it's different everyday. The children's playgrounds are always full. Porches are key to the way the hood works, as are the absence of fences (except for the nouveaux riches) and casual dress. Politics is progressive, I think, because this area breathes the value of community.
Would be nice to have more genuine Beach restaurants and fewer chains, and more affordable housing, and strong laws against too-tall condo's.

3  Thank wayne300944
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Take your dog for a great walk. Stop at Green Eggplant for a delicious meal, walk the boardwalk and enjoy the community. Parking can be challenging, but worth the effort. Lots for families, friends or just one person to enjoy. A great Toronto neighbourhood anytime of the year.

3  Thank N2L2T
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

I am biased because I used to live within walking distance of "The Beaches", east-end Lake Ontario, Queen St E./Lee Ave. area.
You have the lake, an extensive boardwalk along the lake, beautiful parkland, great, old trees, a bike/roller-blade path - and just a block or two north, little shops and restaurants.
People always seemed more relaxed down there - like everyone is on the same page re: enjoying the all-round atmosphere of the surroundings.
Finding a parking spot will be the biggest challenge, but after that, it's a great piece of Toronto!

Thank burooxtwo
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Beaches is a village within the city. Its like a slice of Venice Beach from LA plopped down on Lake Ontario. Great for people watching and then pop up to Queen St east for draft beers and suicide buffalo chicken wings on a hot summer's day!

Thank Roberta R
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