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The Beach Village

1971 Queen St E | Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9, Canada
+1 416-693-2242
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People Watching

Great little shops to browse around, you'll probably bring home a trinket or two cuz there is so... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Good area for a walk

It's a nice area in general. There are better spots in Toronto for food or for drinks, or for... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Robert M
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Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“queen st” (42 reviews)
“jazz festival” (27 reviews)
“lake ontario” (46 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1971 Queen St E | Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9, Canada
East End
+1 416-693-2242
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Reviewed 7 April 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...More

Thank donnamarieb2017
Reviewed 20 March 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...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 11 March 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...More

Thank susanlberger
Reviewed 9 February 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
Reviewed 2 February 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...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 February 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
Reviewed 23 January 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...More

Thank tripopinonsw
Reviewed 20 January 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
Reviewed 4 January 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...More

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 31 December 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...More

Thank Golfin2006
East End
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,
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Noriko K
28 April 2017|
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Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
Parking is limited in the beach area so I recommend parking in the lot near Ashbridges Bay right on the Lakeshore. Then walk along the Boardwalk and up one of the side streets to Queen St for restaurants and shops. If not... More
10 May 2015|
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Response from jamesinBA | Reviewed this property |
The beach is far better for almost any occasion, especially Canada Day. Niagara Falls is one of the tackiest, most touristy places on earth. Niagara-on-the-Lake is nicer, and caters to people touring the wine region. Lots of... More