The Beaches (also known as "The Beach") is so named because of its four beaches situated on Lake Ontario. The commercial district of Queen Street East lies at the heart of The Beaches community. It is characterized by a large number of independent specialty stores. 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.
With 13 public schools, 7 Catholic schools, and 1 private school in this neighbourhood, your kids can get a great education.
This neighbourhood is park heaven, with 11 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, including:
With 1 rail transit stop and 82 street-level transit stops in the neighbourhood, it's easy to get around.