The Beach

Also known as “The Beaches,” this relaxed neighbourhood with a small-town vibe is a top summer destination, drawing families and tourists to its sandy beaches and quaint boardwalk. 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. Queen Street East features colourful indie shops, intimate bistros and hip bars, along with homey bakeries and ice cream parlours. Kew Gardens park offers skating and tennis, and hosts The Beaches International Jazz Festival.

The side streets are mostly lined with semi-detached and large-scale Victorian, Edwardian and new-style houses. There are also low-rise apartment buildings and a few row-houses. Controversy has risen in recent years over new development in the neighbourhood that is changing the traditional aesthetic, with denser housing causing some residents to protect the traditional cottage-like appearance of the homes with heritage designations for some streets. There is an extensive park system along the Waterfront (with Kew Gardens being the only one that extends up to Queen Street) as well as a parks that follow a ravine (partially buried) that bisects the neighbourhood from North to South at Glen Manor Road. When it comes to beach community charm this neighbourhood does not disappoint.

SCHOOLS

Toronto District School Board

Primary
- Glen Ames Senior Public School
- Adam Beck Junior Public School
- Balmy Beach Community School
- Beaches Alternative School
- Kew Beach Junior Public School
- Kimberley Junior Public School
- Norway Junior Public School
- Williamson Road Junior Public School

Secondary
- Malvern Collegiate Institute

Catholic

Primary
- St. Denis CS
- St. John's CS

Secondary
- Notre Dame High School
- Neil McNeil Catholic Secondary School

TRANSPORTATION

Streetcars heading to and from downtown Toronto run east-west along Queen Street East (route 501) as well as along Kingston Road (routes 502 and 503) and Gerrard Street East (route 506),

A bus line runs north-south along Woodbine Avenue to Woodbine subway station (route 92). Another north-south bus line snakes its way along several side streets before making its way to the Main Street subway station (route 64). A third bus line runs north-south down Coxwell Avenue from Coxwell subway station and then turns east travelling the entire length of Kingston Road as far as Victoria Park Avenue (only from 7PM-5AM on weekday evenings, and 24hrs on weekends) (route 22A).

Walk Score 88 - Very Walkable
Transit Score - Excellent Transit
Bike Score 91 - Bikers Paradise

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $831K
Lowest Price $1.2K
Highest Price $6M
Total Listings 67
Avg. Price/SQFT $596

Property Types (active listings)

The Beach

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46 Balsam Ave, Toronto

$6,000,000

46 Balsam Ave, Toronto

5 Beds 7 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5136863

REAL ESTATE HOMEWARD, BROKERAGE

435/437 Kingston Rd, Toronto

$3,699,900

↓ $300,000

435/437 Kingston Rd, Toronto

9 Beds 7 Baths 5,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5179990

HARVEY KALLES REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE

342 Lee Ave, Toronto

$3,490,000

↓ $208,880

342 Lee Ave, Toronto

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5129080

KELLER WILLIAMS ADVANTAGE REALTY, BROKERAGE

93 Waverley Rd, Toronto

$2,549,000

↑ $150,000

93 Waverley Rd, Toronto

4 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5174702

RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY LTD., BROKERAGE

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39 Winners Circ, Toronto

$2,499,000

39 Winners Circ, Toronto

3 Beds 4 Baths 2,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5191926

KELLER WILLIAMS ADVANTAGE REALTY, BROKERAGE

New
21 Glen Manor Dr, Toronto

$2,179,000

21 Glen Manor Dr, Toronto

3 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5194133

RE/MAX HALLMARK RICHARDS GROUP REALTY LTD., BROKERAGE

100 Silver Birch Ave, Toronto

$2,018,000

↑ $273,000

100 Silver Birch Ave, Toronto

4 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5161696

CENTURY 21 LEADING EDGE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE

9 Boardwalk Dr Ph 2, Toronto

$1,995,000

9 Boardwalk Dr Ph 2, Toronto

2 Beds 3 Baths 1,400 SqFt Condominium MLS® # E5177325

RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY LTD., BROKERAGE

75 Kenilworth Ave, Toronto

$1,990,000

75 Kenilworth Ave, Toronto

3 Beds 5 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5189185

RE/MAX ATRIUM HOME REALTY, BROKERAGE

437 Kingston Rd, Toronto

$1,899,900

↓ $300,000

437 Kingston Rd, Toronto

7 Beds 5 Baths 3,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5173028

HARVEY KALLES REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE

New
24 Hazel Ave, Toronto

$1,848,000

24 Hazel Ave, Toronto

3 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5192938

SINCERE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE

New
97 Wineva Ave, Toronto

$1,829,000

97 Wineva Ave, Toronto

3 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5196181

RE/MAX HALLMARK RICHARDS GROUP REALTY LTD., BROKERAGE

435 Kingston Rd, Toronto

$1,799,000

435 Kingston Rd, Toronto

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5172833

HARVEY KALLES REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE

35 Boardwalk Dr 111, Toronto

$1,749,900

35 Boardwalk Dr 111, Toronto

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,250 SqFt Condominium MLS® # E5133910

BRAD J. LAMB REALTY INC., BROKERAGE

New
155 Bellefair Ave, Toronto

$1,699,999

155 Bellefair Ave, Toronto

3 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5189932

KELLER WILLIAMS ADVANTAGE REALTY, BROKERAGE

183 Beech Ave, Toronto

$1,660,000

183 Beech Ave, Toronto

3 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5161672

CENTURY 21 LEADING EDGE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE

1844 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto

$1,629,000

1844 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5173167

CENTURY 21 INNOVATIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE

New
194 Wineva Ave, Toronto

$1,499,999

194 Wineva Ave, Toronto

4 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5195586

ROYAL LEPAGE ESTATE REALTY, BROKERAGE

New
42 Glen Stewart Cres, Toronto

$1,499,900

42 Glen Stewart Cres, Toronto

3 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5190025

UNION REALTY BROKERAGE INC., BROKERAGE

New
15 Elmer Ave, Toronto

$1,475,000

15 Elmer Ave, Toronto

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,100 SqFt Residential MLS® # E5192865

ROYAL LEPAGE TERREQUITY REALTY, BROKERAGE