The Beach has drawn Torontonians east since the 1800’s when it boasted an amusement park and cottages. Fast forward to 2015 and the Queen Street East Strip and the Boardwalk pair up to provide the best of both worlds – great shopping and dining alongside one of Toronto’s most beautiful nature walks.
The Beach is well known as a destination for families and for anyone looking for a place for a great meal and a fantastic shopping experience. You can literally find a business to suit any need as well as many unique shops. With over twenty blocks, hundreds of shops and friendly people are along the route, many people enjoy walking Queen Street in one direction and the boardwalk in the other.
Down by the waterside, The Beach comes alive in summer when people flock to the Blue Flag beaches to enjoy the sun, the sand and the water with their friends and families. Exciting board sports like Kite Boarding, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and even Surfing have taken off over the past few years and bring action to the water that is fun to watch. The largest Skateboard Park in Ontario was recently built at Coxwell Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard and local kids and many visitors can’t get enough time there. Bring your board when you visit.