The Beach looks and feels more like a lakeside resort town than a big city neighbourhood. In the summertime, thousands of Torontonians and tourists flock to The Beach to walk on The Boardwalk, exercise along the Martin Goodman Trail, relax by the water, or shop and dine at the colourful stores and restaurants along Queen Street.
The Beaches (also known as “The Beach”) is a neighborhood 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 neighborhood’s approximate boundaries are from Victoria Park Avenue on the east to Kingston Road on the north, along Dundas Street to Coxwell Avenue on the west, south to Lake Ontario. The Beaches is part of the east-central district of Toronto.
The Beach has the greatest variety of architectural house styles of any Toronto neighborhood. The charm of these homes is accentuated by the tree-lined streets that wind their way down to the lake.
Many original frame Beach cottages built in the latter half of the 1800s and the early 1900s have been modernized and are still standing today. However, the majority of The Beach homes were built during the 1920s and 1930s.