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Toronto Beach

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Known as "The Beach" or "The Beaches," this eastern...

Known as "The Beach" or "The Beaches," this eastern side of Toronto is a popular tourist spot as it offers a completely different flavor than downtown brings. There are plenty of historic buildings and independent specialty shops, but the main selling point is several kilometers of boardwalk surrounded by a sandy beach.

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Eastern Beaches Boardwalk

The eastern beach in Toronto has a great long board for walking, running, or biking. Great for a family or couples walk; combine with a stroll back along Queen St. East.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
classified57
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Keswick, Canada
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Keswick, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The eastern beach in Toronto has a great long board for walking, running, or biking. Great for a family or couples walk; combine with a stroll back along Queen St. East.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Creative and inspiration! Worthy to take about two hours to have a leisure walk on the boardwalk. Good for whole family activity. Kids can bring their bikes and roller coasters too.

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Thank Sunset155019
Oshawa, Canada
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565 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The last weekend was a great weekend to walk the boardwalk. Wide wooden walk, stretching for miles towards down town with bike paths close by. Many chairs owned by the city to sit on anchored in the sand. The sand itself not the greatest but fine to walk in. The place was very busy with lots of people being such... More 

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Thank Rockiroads
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623 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We love this place. The weather only made it even more perfect. It is clean and friendly. So many reviews complain about the dogs... I don't have a dog but I love them. The beach is leach free but the boardwalk is not so of you don't walk to see the dogs close up go in the boardwalk. Today cobbs... More 

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1 Thank Lisetteki
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The Beaches is a wonderful area of Toronto. Beautiful beach on Lake Ontario with a lengthy boardwalk perfect for a long walk. There is also a bike/jogging path alongside the boardwalk. So whatever your choice of exercise, there is a path with beautiful lakeside vistas. No better way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

If you can look past the garbage, the dog poop and the large number of off leash dogs it's a nice change of pace when visiting Toronto. If the City or the locals did a little more to maintain it I would definitely give it a much higher rating. Beaches area is a great area to visit or stay at!

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1 Thank ddr222
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The Toronto Beaches east of Woodbine are a popular attraction year round but especially in the heat of summer. Swimming and boating, but there is also a good long boardwalk for those who don't like struggling through the sand and gravel. You can also walk on the grass through the park areas just beside the boardwalk. Nice spot to cool... More 

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Thank Bruno S
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

great spot for power walking in the early morning..a cool breeze off the lake and friendly people .Lots of lovely dogs as well.It is one of my favourite power walking spots when I visit Toronto

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Kentucky
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Toronto Beach is a great getaway from the downtown city rush. It is particularly convenient because it is accessible from the Queen Streetcar. You certainly do not expect to find such a large, clean beach with beautiful blue water & clean sand so near a metro area! It is a rare gem.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Very cool beach in a very cool location. We did not swim while we visited, but enjoyed this area a lot. Crazy to be so close to the city because it doesn't feel like you are at all when you visit this beach!

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The go-to area for new business start-ups, the spry and creative persona of the West End thrives along its streets. Its independent boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and shops offer brands that can't be found elsewhere. Buildings with ground floor consumer spaces sport up-top artist's lofts, and the West End attracts artists, designers, and fashion industry professionals to its living quarters. It is in the cross-hairs of gentrification, but still resisting it with ironic relish. Hot deals can still be found here on furniture and knick-knacks,. Its call to culinary glory is in its well-priced homemade Polish food, hosting Toronto's go-to spots for hot pierogis and cold borscht. High Park, the largest green space in the city, is a place for dreamers and poets to wander and rest, not to mention a number of energetic actors staging outdoor plays in the summertime.
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