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The Beach Village

1971 Queen St E | Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9, Canada
+1 416-693-2242
Review Highlights
Nice to stroll in the summer

Lots to do in the summer, lots of restaurants to pick from. Festival season is very crowded in... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Mississauga, Canada
Less than what it was or could be.

Lots of stores have closed and new ones opened. Seems somewhat transient, because of the many... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Toronto, Canada
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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” (41 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 1 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 19 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
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Once called the best main street in Ontario the newly named Beach Village struggles to maintain a year round business and cultural community. Less pricy than Leslieville there is a full range of places to dine out mostly mid range. There are interesting shops which...More

1  Thank travellingsinclairs
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A stunning neighborhood all year long. Beautiful scenery during a walk along the Boardwalk. Try the restaurants and shops along Queen Street.

1  Thank MichaelBeirne
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were frankly a bit disappointed by our venture to The Beach. We have visited many "beach-themed" communities and this one is ok, but not great. They do have some interesting shops and dining options, but overall we found the area to be "average". I...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We arrived late and even without much sunlight is was lovely to be there, just walk around and enjoy time outside.

Thank ValvaMG
Reviewed 20 October 2016

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!

Thank davet1699
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
Where should I park my car?
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
I am thinking about vacationing in either Toronto or Niagara Falls for Canada Day. Which would be a better place to get a true feeling of the holiday? Also looking for a place in the beaches area for party of four just a cool place . I really dont want to stay in a hotel but will. Any suggestions?
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