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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“The Beaches (also known as "The Beach") is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is so named because of its four beaches situated on Lake Ontario. It is located east of downtown within the "Old" City of Toronto. The approximate boundaries of the neighbourhood are from Victoria Park Avenue on the east to Kingston Road on the north, to Coxwell Avenue on the west, south to Lake Ontario. The Beaches is part of the east-central district of Toronto. The commercial district of Queen Street East lies at the heart of The Beaches community. It is characterized by a large number of independent speciality stores. There is an extensive park system along the Waterfront (with Kew Gardens being the only one that extends up to Queen Street) as well as a parks that follow a ravine (partially buried) that bisects the neighbourhood from North to South at Glen Manor Road. Kingston Road is a four-lane road along the northern section of the neighbourhood. Woodbine Avenue is a five-lane road originating from Lake Shore Boulevard at the Lake Ontario shoreline, running north. It is primarily residential. A long boardwalk runs along most of the length of the beach with a portion of the Martin Goodman Trail bike path running parallel. Although it is continuous, there are four names which correspond each to approximately one quarter of the length of the beach (from east to west): Balmy Beach, Scarboro Beach, Kew Beach and Woodbine Beach. Woodbine Beach and Kew-Balmy Beach are Blue Flag certified for cleanliness and are suitable for swimming.”
  • 203 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is Old Greektown. A little far to walk, you can easily catch the streetcar or bus going northeast to Broadview Station, then you can leisurely walk East along Danforth Avenue. (If you walk west, Danforth turns into Bloor Street.)”
  • 91 locals recommend
Park
“A leafy, 6.5-hectare park fronting the like-named beach, Kew Gardens is a popular spot year-round, with facilities such as tennis courts and an Olympic-size public swimming pool as well as an ice-skating rink and a beachfront fire pit that's lit on winter weekends (December to March). It's also a nice place for picnic, with lots of shade trees and green expanses. There are restrooms and snack bars, too. The Martin Goodman Trail, a 56km path that follows Toronto's waterfront, runs along the southern edge of the park.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Tapas style fusion restaurant with live music every night. Over 21 taps of craft beer and even more in bottles. Fun cocktails and great staff. Also does brunch on weekends.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Long-running, single-screen movie theatre with retro flair showing second-run and independent films.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Always a solid go-to. Extensive menu but everything is great! Usually quite easy to park nearby on Queen and lots to see in the Beaches neighbourhood!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Best burgers ( take out ) or grab a bite and then head to the movies across the street”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
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“Delicious farm-fresh breakfast/lunch. Can be a little hectic with families.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bakery
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“We love their coffee and croissants!! Our favorite ones are the chocolate and almond croissants. A nice place to start your Saturday morning walk down the Danny! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Playground
“small Park, with shade. south side of Danforth ; 2 blocks west of Woodbine. Farmers Market - from June to October - Thursdays”
  • 19 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Gastropub with an impressive craft beer selection on tap. I suggest the wood-burning oven pizza (delicious gluten-free crust available!), smoked chicken wings and of course, their poutine.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Live Music almost every night with eclectic regulars and eclectic beers. This place will make you think while you enjoy your drink, or two, or three...”
  • 25 locals recommend
Library
“Very unique part of Toronto. The Beaches has just that, Beaches. This is to be enjoyed in the summer time of course. Beach Volley Ball and swimming are popular here. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Fine dining, French restaurant, at affordable prices. Great ambiance, 2-minute walk away.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“The best place to find innovative and creative dishes that tickle your taste buds. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“There's a coffee house adjacent to the Circus Academy, if you need to wait for your child or friend to complete their private instruction or classes.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Tapas style fusion restaurant with live music every night. Over 21 taps of craft beer and even more in bottles. Fun cocktails and great staff. Also does brunch on weekends.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Always a solid go-to. Extensive menu but everything is great! Usually quite easy to park nearby on Queen and lots to see in the Beaches neighbourhood!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Best burgers ( take out ) or grab a bite and then head to the movies across the street”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious farm-fresh breakfast/lunch. Can be a little hectic with families.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Gastropub with an impressive craft beer selection on tap. I suggest the wood-burning oven pizza (delicious gluten-free crust available!), smoked chicken wings and of course, their poutine.”
  • 15 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Fine dining, French restaurant, at affordable prices. Great ambiance, 2-minute walk away.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“The best place to find innovative and creative dishes that tickle your taste buds. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“We love Thai food and this is where we go to get it. Our favorite meal here is the red curry, but all their food is pretty good and priced well. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

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