Beach / Beaches Toronto Real Estate
This community is situated between Victoria Park and Coxwell Avenues, and it is south of Kingston Road, while the Upper Beaches reaches up to Gerrard St. East.
The Beach (or Beaches, depending your point of view) enjoys a high profile in Toronto's Real Estate market, and properties here enjoy a substantial 'location' premium. The avenues are mostly lined with semi-detached and larger Victorian, Edwardian homes from the around 1900 and the 1920s. There are also a good number of newer luxury homes. There are also low-rise apartment buildings and row-houses; fortunately there are limits of the height of buildings in the community.
While it can be a struggle with so many big box stores and shopping centers, there are still many thriving businesses on Queen Street East and Kingston Road, many of them independent niche stores, a lot of cafés and fine restaurants. There are some good entertainment spots as well.
The Beach Boardwalk is one of the premier tourist destinations in the area. It's 3 km long, and there are some nice scenes to be seen. Besides... this area is a park in itself, beautiful with picnic tables, biking and roller-blade trails & a sandy beach.
Parks and Recreation
There are many places to enjoy volleyball at Ashbridge's Bay, a park, natural habitat, sports venue (softball) and one of Toronto's best places to be in the warmer seasons. Even as far back as the 1700s, the surrounding marshes in the bay and lower Don Valley surrounding this farm were very important habitat for waterfowl, including loons, wild geese, and wild swans. The City of Toronto has placed thousands of huge boulders along the shoreline to protect it from erosion. All along the shoreline, you are treated to spectacular views, and you are very likely to spot ducks, loons or even swans undisturbed by the Marina, home to the Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club.
Beach / Beaches Toronto House
The Beach branch of the Toronto Public library sits east of Kew Gardens. The Gerrard/Ashdale public library has a variety of programs for adults and children. An Olympic pool at the foot of Woodbine Avenue provides lessons and a physical challenge. Local schools are excellent and include:
Balmy Beach Community School
Kew Beach Jr School
Williamson Rd Jr. School
Norway Public School
Adam Beck Jr School
Notre Dame Secondary
Monarch Park CI
Beach / Beaches Toronto History