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About The Beach

TORONTO’S MOST LAIDBACK NEIGHBOURHOOD

A waterfront location almost always equates to a relaxed atmosphere, and for this Toronto neighbourhood, that is exactly the case. In The Beach (or The Beaches, whichever you prefer) time slows down, almost as if telling you that life in the city doesn't always have to be fast-paced.

  • Location: The Beach is part of the Old Toronto area, roughly 20 minutes from downtown. The neighbourhood is bounded by Kingston Road to the north, Coxwell Avenue to the west, Victoria Park Avenue to the east, and Lake Ontario to the south. The beaches in the area are the reason why The Beach was so named.
  • Transportation: The Beach has a high walk score, and everything you’ll need in the neighbourhood is within walking distance.

    If you are not up for a stroll, take the Queen Street 501 streetcar, with daily trips to and from downtown. Bus routes also regularly ply The Beach. Hop on one to reach the nearest subway station, Main Street, located north of Kingston Road (the 503 Kingston Road streetcar runs along the northern boundary of The Beach).

  • Who lives here: A tightly-knit community of over 20,000 residents live in The Beach. Every age group is well-represented, from energetic young professionals in their mid-20s to retirees enjoying the lake breeze.

    The sense of community is strong here − you might occasionally find small parties and get-togethers in the neighbourhood every weekend. This makes The Beach a great place to live, especially if you are a social and active type.

Toronto Beaches real estate

Beach cottages, townhomes, detached and semi-detached residences, custom homes, and luxury properties are some of what's in store in The Beach's real estate market.

Homes in the The Beach showcase a great variety when it comes to architecture. Some may even argue that The Beach has the most diverse set of architectural styles in the city. Included in the collection are The Beach’s signature cottages, some of which date back to the early 20th century. Vestiges of Eden Smith’s Arts and Crafts homes can also still be found in the community. Styles in the neighbourhood are rounded off by newer, contemporary homes.

With its lakefront location and proximity to Downtown Toronto, homes for sale in The Beach are highly valued, making it one of the city's more expensive real estate markets.

Living in The Beach

  • Restaurants, cafes, and watering holes: The Beach has a great selection of dining options, mostly concentrated along Queen Street.

    These include Sauvignon Bistro, Green Eggplant, La Sale Ristorante, The Beacher Cafe, and The Gull and Firkin.

  • Centre of social gatherings: Social life is heavily centred on Kew Gardens, a 6.5-hectare park that plays host to picnics, small get- togethers, and a number of summer events and neighbourhood festivals, most notably The Beaches Jazz Festival.
  • Summer destination: The population in The Beach doubles during the warmer months, when Torontonians and tourists flock to the area to escape the heat. This can make The Beach exceptionally busy during the summer months.

Make Toronto your home: Explore Toronto Beaches real estate

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