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The Beaches await your arrival. Rich in history, Fine dining, Shopping galore!

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The Toronto Beaches, also known as 'The Beaches' is Toronto's best known waterfront neighbourhood of Toronto. The Toronto beaches have a long and colourful past, they are an important part of our history, welcome to the Toronto Beaches!

If you've never visited the Toronto Beaches area before, you're in for an exciting time. And if you think you're familiar with 'The Beaches', you might be surprised at some new and fascinating things to discover.

The first European family to settle in the Toronto beaches area were the Ashbridges, who were United Empire Loyalists -- Americans who had sided with the British in the American Revolution. The Ashbridges settled along the lakeshore in the year Toronto was founded, 1793, and remarkably, one of their later homesteads still sits today on a large lot at the corner of Queen and Connaught and is a Toronto beaches landmark.

The Toronto Beaches attracted scattered settlements in the 1800s, particularly along the road to Kingston (Kingston Road). The real change to the Toronto beaches came, however, in the 1870s, when transportation to the area improved with streetcars along Queen, and day-excursion steamers docking at Victoria Park - the Toronto beaches was now on it's way.

Toronto Eastern Beaches hosts annual music festivals and fairs. It also features tennis courts, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, rollerblading, bicycling, swimming, lawn bowling, and kite flying - more Toronto beaches attractions.

In the 20th century, the Toronto beaches neighbourhood remained quietly tucked away in the southeast corner of the city, until the baby boom brought more change. In the 1970s, young professional people, attracted by the affordable homes and relaxed atmosphere, moved in to the Toronto beaches area, and within a decade, the value of a modest Beaches home had skyrocketed - Toronto beaches were now established as a neighbourhood.

Browse here for info on Toronto beaches restaurants, hotels, Toronto beaches quaint bed and breakfasts, parks and maps. Info on the 'Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival' and much more.

The Beach and Boardwalk
The Beach and the Boardwalk are located South of Queen Street. For further info,
please click here.

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