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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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Great boardwalk

A perfect place to walk for a few hours in summer and the breeze off the lake is wonderful. The... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2014
East York

Overcrowded, very cramped, dirty, stinky-est part of the whole city, rude / profane, low-class... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2014
Michael L
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” (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 4 March 2014

A perfect place to walk for a few hours in summer and the breeze off the lake is wonderful. The number of walkways keep expanding so you'll never tire of the different views - and there is ice cream when you need a break. In...More

Thank travelrobin61
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Overcrowded, very cramped, dirty, stinky-est part of the whole city, rude / profane, low-class people with artificial sense of value.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 26 January 2014

There is a designated off leash section for you to take your dogs for a romp on the beach. The best part is that dogs don't know it is November and run in and out of Lake Ontario splashing and having a great time. Nice...More

Thank DrTedV
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Maybe it's because I grew up in a small town, but all it is is a small town atmosphere within the city. Lots of impractical stores selling expensive goo gaws and, unfortunately, lots of rude, nouveau riche people elbowing you in the stores and on...More

3  Thank urbanfoodie
Reviewed 12 January 2014

A nice part of town with a huge amount of beaches on lake ontario shorline, parks and some great cafes and restaurants.

1  Thank CraigsdSmith
Reviewed 2 January 2014

The beaches are a great walk in the summer time. The boardwalk is always a great 'feel good' walk, but this time of year is super cold. Wait for the spring and enjoy the beauty then !

1  Thank Lynne K
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The Beaches neighbourhood is fun with lots of little stores and restaurants. There is a dog off-leash beach at the end. The beach and water quality is assessed constantly and is usually good.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Very pretty place with all the ice and snow and colorful Christmas lights and decorations. Colored fairy lights in the trees along the boardwalk. Very coolish, slippery walking conditions on the ice, snow and slush with squirrels scampering around and lots of dogs out for...More

Thank Kezza501
Reviewed 23 December 2013

It was nice to come here on Canada Day and see all the fireworks! I hope to come here again next year. The beaches were huge as well so there was plenty of space for the masses of people that were there!

Thank Sid B
Reviewed 16 December 2013

The beaches has always been a Trendy place and will continue to be. The beach itself "OK', a place to people watch and look good in the summer, it is the little shops that make it. A place to go for a walk, especially with...More

Thank Rockiroads
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