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The Beach Neighbourhood (Toronto)

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Life on the (water) front

The Beach neighbourhood encompasses the Queen Street East section between Coxwell and Victoria Park Avenues. From Brookmount Road (with businesses such as yummy Zane Patisserie selling French pastries) to Beech Avenue (with awesome gelato shop Ed’s Scoop and retro Fox Theatre), you get a 2-km stroll enlivened by small shops (including a Mastermind Toys store in the eastern part at 2134 Queen St. E.), restaurants and cafés, not to forget the great parks (Ashbridges Bay Park, Woodbine Park, Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens). Along the shore, it includes several beaches: Woodbine Beach, Kew Beach and Balmy Beach, each having their own appeal. They're all linked by a boardwalk, which makes it one of Toronto's best strolls by Lake Ontario.

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After years of doing all kinds of outings with my children, I can assure you the secret to a perfect outing lies in the details, not the destination.


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