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“Best neighbourhood in Toronto!”
Review of The Beach Village

The Beach Village
Ranked #45 of 530 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I have lived in the beaches for about 8 years now and absolutely love it. It is definitely one of the best areas of Toronto and so close to downtown, maybe 5-10 minutes driving but close enough to bike or take transit. The actual beach itself is huge and runs quite far. We paddle board here all the time and love it. Many locals seem to think the water isn't safe to swim in but it's actually cleaner than lakes in Muskoka, or so I've been told by a water quality person here. There's also an app for your phone that shows the E.Coli levels, and they are almost always in the 10-15 range out of 100 being the unsafe limit. Water is so clear can see right to the bottom even when really deep out. Love to paddle board out far and then swim off it. The water is random, one day it will be super freezing then the next it will feel like the ocean. Lots of lifeguards and there's also a dog beach as well (please keep your dogs in the dog beach only! They aren't allowed on the regular beach but people seem to ignore that and no one seems to do anything, oh well!) The main strip of Queen Street is also super cute with lots of nice shops and restaurants. Definitely a must see when in Toronto.

2  Thank leemoreau
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

its like a little oasis right in the middle of the concrete jungle. But get there early because finding parking is a bit tough.

2  Thank Bebita71
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Vast areas of controlled soft sandy beaches with lifeguard on duty, surrounded by parks can make a good day out there in Toronto. Although the water temperature is low even in a hot summer day, the beaches are definitely worth a visit, and don't forget your suimsuits...

2  Thank Sorush
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Gentle breezes off Lake Ontario, mature trees, and level board walk all add up to a wonderful summer stroll. The restaurants along Queen street are not far from the beach and offer a variety of food choices. Excellent choices for brunch here include the original Sunset Grill.

1  Thank 1947Toronto
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We went to this area while visiting Toronto and enjoyed the area and the view. We walked on the boardwalk and enjoyed Woodbine beach. Wasn't too busy since it was a breezy day. The issue with this area is the limited quality food places to each lunch. There are no hotels in this area that we saw. The area is very clean.

1  Thank jiffypop101
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