Ontario's Best Small-town Main Street
The Boardwalk and sandy beaches. Beautiful parks and gardens. Lake Ontario at our doorstep. From its earliest days, people flocked to the Beach, making it one of Toronto's favourite destinations. People still come for our parks and lakeside attractions, but they're also drawn by our eclectic stores and boutiques that showcase unique gift items, products for pooches, everything for the kids in your life, exquisite jewellery, casually chic clothing and shoes, art galleries and so much more.
We have over 350 stores, shops and services along Queen Street East running from three blocks west of Woodbine Ave all the way over to Toronto's Art Deco gem, the R.C. Harris Waterworks. When you want a great cup of coffee, a scrumptious pastry, one of the best homemade ice cream cones in town or affordable and delicious dining, you can find it in our plentiful assortment of outdoor patios, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
The Beach offers stupendous nature, great shops and a year-long array of parades, concerts and events for young and old. One of Toronto's favourite events, the Beaches International Jazz Festival in July, showcases top calibre talent in a small town friendly atmosphere. The Family Day Festival, in February, presented by BMO (Bank of Montreal) is the best free event in town.