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My new favourite place in Toronto!

Our daughter and her family recently moved to this area in Toronto so that has allowed us the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Ontario, Canada
LOVED the Beach area

We drove to the beach area and took a wonderful walk on the boardwalk. It was a nice alternative to... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Stamford, Connecticut
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Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1971 Queen St E | Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M4L 1H9, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-693-2242
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

Our daughter and her family recently moved to this area in Toronto so that has allowed us the opportunity to get to know this part of the city and it has really blown me away. The shops, parks, cafes and restaurants are lovely but more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank northerndecorator
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We drove to the beach area and took a wonderful walk on the boardwalk. It was a nice alternative to busy, touristy downtown Toronto.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 25 October 2018

It's nice to take a walk on those streets, you can see a lot of beautiful houses. You can also enjoy the lake and see the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maria C
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The Beaches is how I will always remember it, not "The Beach" which it was changed to years ago. Great shopping and restaurants. Boardwalk and park is beautiful. Wonderful day out with family or friends.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank J0di1964
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Its not a known tourist place and its better as its not crazy rushy. It has a nice market on the Road with beer tap shops along with restaurants. Beach is approachable through kew park aswell. And has a wooden walk way which is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank walkingsohail
Reviewed 4 September 2018

With lots of shopping, events and restaurants there's always somwething to do in this vibrant neighborhood right nest to Lake Ontario. After dinner, a nice stroll along the lake down on the boardwalk is a must do.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Diane A
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Another attraction of Toronto. Very near by queen street. There are number of cafes,different restaurants. Enjoy walking on the street.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 207niravp
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is an actual neighborhood called The Beach. This is a laid back part of town where the beach is the main attraction. The beach has a boardwalk and a dedicated bike lane. There are parks along the beach along with places to stop for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ersunu
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Its own distinctive part of the city, this could be considered to be the most like what Toronto once was. The location right next to the lake is special, and wandering through the neighbourhood provides some charming routes and nice vistas. We were there most...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been many many places around the world and although this area is quaint and old, it’s not the place one would stay for any length of time. 30 percent of these poor souls live in basements as is the norm with these old houses....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank lmarietaylor
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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
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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