East End

About East End

With its coveted location by the lake, The Beach is a high-priced neighbourhood in the East End. Offering everything from large, brick or stone residences on the winding, hilly streets around the Glen Manor and Fallingbrook ravines. The oldest homes date back to the late 19th Century, but most of the homes in The Beach were constructed in the early decades of the 20th Century.

The Beach is a vibrant, family neighbourhood, and a destination for weekend tourists, to take in the pleasures of the lakefront and lively Queen Street East. In Toronto, the question frequently debated is whether the area is “The Beach” or “The Beaches”.

The Beach offers the unusual combination of big-city living and a beach lifestyle. In summer, people from across Toronto flock to the large, sandy beach and the boardwalk and park that run alongside it. The neighbourhood schools are good and shopping and dining opportunities abound on Queen St. E., the commercial heart of the neighbourhood. Downtown Toronto is about 30 minutes away via the Queen St. streetcar or 10-15 minutes by car.

With material from Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods, by David Dunkelman