Sunday, October 23, 2016Mostly Cloudy 15°C


The Beaches (or The Beach depending on who you ask) is Toronto's top sandy destination for a bit of sunbathing, some beach volleyball or maybe just a stroll on the boardwalk. The area features four beaches - Balmy, Scaroboro, Kew and Woodbine - which means there's plenty of room to find a secluded spot. And, yes, despite what you may hear the water is actually safe to swim in. Cafes, yoga studios and clothing stores dot the stretch on Queen and there's plenty of local spots to beat the heat during a summer afternoon including ice cream parlour Ed's Real Scoop or fresh juice at the Wholesome Market.

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Afterglow Yoga / Fitness Clubs

2034 Queen St. East 647.748.4569 Website
Afterglow Yoga

Afterglow Yoga leaves you with a glow. Or, at least it left me with a very big smile on my face. Liz Harmer and Julie Watson instantly make you feel...

Akane-Ya Japan / Restaurants

2214 Queen Street East 416.699.0377
Akane-Ya Japan

Sushi places pepper Toronto's Beaches area. If you happen to be in the area and get peckish after a stroll on the boardwalk, neighborhood stalwart Akane Ya offers great appetizers...

Aki Da / Restaurants

1911 Queen Street East 416.691.2788
Aki Da

Located in The Beach, Aki Da serves fresh sushi, tempura and other Japanese cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner....

Ali's Tandoori Curry House / Restaurants

2306 Queen Street East 416.694.3056
Ali's Tandoori Curry House

Ali's Tandoori Curry House is a quaint Indian restaurant in the Beaches offering both take out and dine-in service....

Amma / Restaurants

2014 Queen St E 416.944.1944 Website

Amma is a roti house in the busy Queen East area of the beaches. With a front window that opens to the street in summer and a menu outside, it...

Athens (Beaches) / Baked Goods

1681 Lake Shore Blvd. East 416.694.9339 Website
Athens (Beaches)

Athens is where to go to get your fix of greek sweets and pastries in the Beaches. The bakery serves up traditional greek fare like loukoumathes, spanakopita, kreatopia and bougatsa....

Bagels on Fire / Baked Goods

2248 Queen St. East 647.343.8484
Bagels on Fire

Bagels on Fire is a new little bagel shop in the Beaches that churns out Montreal-style bagels which are served distinctly not on fire. They do, however, come from a...

Balsam Bistro / Restaurants

2343 Queen St. E. 416.800.2587
Balsam Bistro

Balsam Bistro in the Beaches might not be the most obvious place for a meal. But set back a bit from the street, the restaurant has two spacious patios and...

Bam! Breakfast & Bistro / Restaurants

1970 Queen St. E. 647.350.2261 Website
Bam! Breakfast & Bistro

Bam! Breakfast & Bistro is a comic-book themed spot in The Beaches that offers "breakfast and lunch with a punch." Every kind of breakfast/brunch item you can think of is...

Beach Fish House / Grocery Stores

1963 Queen St. E. 647.350.3474
Beach Fish House

Beach Fish House specializes in selling sustainable seafood in The Beaches. You can buy fresh or frozen, wild or farmed, local or international, organic fish, oysters and lobsters here (ahh,...

Beach Kidz Kutz / Fashion Stores

1826A Queen St. E. 416.698.3539 Website
Beach Kidz Kutz

Beach Kidz Kutz specializes in cutting children's hair in The Beaches. Just from the window display, you can tell the place knows how to cater to kids: there are toy...

Beach Pilates / Fitness Clubs

2305 Queen St E 416.207.9221 Website
Beach Pilates

Beach Pilates is an east side fitness studio offering a range of reformer, tower and mat classes. If you need a break from standard pilates practices it also does barre,...

Beach Sushi / Restaurants

2222 Queen St. E 416.691.6931
Beach Sushi

Beach Sushi is one of the many sushi joints on Queen Street East in The Beach. The sushi and sashimi here are fresh and tasty, and there are also a...

Beach Toyz / Services

1882 Queen St. E. 416.464.8920 Website
Beach Toyz

Beach Toyz is a smart new store in The Beaches where, as affable owner John Helfrich says, "everything is for sale or rent." Would-be beachgoers who find themselves unprepared for...

Beach Yoga Centre / Fitness Clubs

1977 Queen St. E., 2nd Floor 416.820.7167 Website
Beach Yoga Centre

Beach Yoga Centre in The Beaches has evolved from Downward Dog, and current owner/creative director David Gellineau is dedicated to teaching all levels of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Ashtanga Vinyasa Krama...

Beacher Cafe / Restaurants

2162 Queen St East 416.699.3874 Website
Beacher Cafe

Beacher cafe is a popular Queen east destination for brunch and all day breakfast. The kitchen cooks up a wide range of staples like waffles, eggs benny, french toast and...

Beaches Hot Yoga / Fitness Clubs

1911 Queen Street East 416.686.2584 Website
Beaches Hot Yoga

Beaches Hot Yoga's 90-minute hot-and-humid routine of poses draws a strong reaction from first timers. Love it or hate it, it's an intense practice that draws measurable results. That is,...

Beaches Natural Foods / Grocery Stores

1947 Queen E 416.698.8805
Beaches Natural Foods

Beaches Natural Foods is a mid-sized health food store near Queen and Woodbine. Lots of herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, body care products, and cleaning products are in stock. There's usually...

Beachside Grill / Restaurants

1922 Queen St. E. 416.686.7153 Website
Beachside Grill

Beachside Grill is a staple all-day breakfast spot in The Beaches that also serves typical diner fare. It's been around for about 20 years, but recently came under new management...

Belgian Chocolate Shop / Grocery Stores

2455 Queen Street East 416.691.1424 Website
Belgian Chocolate Shop

The Belgian Chocolate Shop is a small chocolate shop in the Beaches that sells the usual mix of truffles, nut clusters and chocolate bars....

Bikkuri (The Beaches) / Restaurants

2197 Queen Street East 416.693.5775 Website
Bikkuri (The Beaches)

Bikkuri is the de facto option for all you can eat sushi in the Beaches. Lunch is $11.99 and dinner AYCE is $18.99....

Breakwall BBQ / Restaurants

1910 Queen Street East 416.699.4000 Website
Breakwall BBQ

Breakwall BBQ is a restaurant and bar in The Beaches that serves as your Toronto vacation destination. With happy hour from 4-7 daily, live entertainment, international menu options, and all...

Brick Street Bakery (Beaches) / Baked Goods

1969 Queen Street East 416.690.9900 Website
Brick Street Bakery (Beaches)

Brick Street Bakery has opened their third Toronto location - this one in the Beaches on Queen East. It's bigger and more impressive than the Leslieville one and easily assumes...

British Style Fish & Chips / Restaurants

73 Coxwell Avenue 416.698.7778
British Style Fish & Chips

British Style Fish & Chips at the corner of Coxwell and Dundas (the entrance is actually on Dundas) serves good ol' fashioned fish and chips. Options for the fryer include...

Bud's Coffee Bar / Cafes

1934 Queen St. East Website
Bud's Coffee Bar

Bud's Coffee Bar opened in the Beaches at the end of August, taking over the middle third of what used to be a Binz store. (Quality caffeine over containers, I...

Burger's Priest / Restaurants

1636 Queen St. East 647.346.0617 Website
Burger's Priest

The Burger's Priest, near Queen and Coxwell, stands defiantly between a McDonald's and a Harvey's. It's on a mission to redeem the burger one at a time. Open for a couple...

Burrito Bandidos (Beaches) / Restaurants

1614 Queen St. East 416.691.8080 Website
Burrito Bandidos (Beaches)

Burrito Bandidos (originally Burrito Boyz) now has four Toronto locations. Their celebrated burritos offer fillings like mango chicken, pulled pork, and even halibut. They also serve burrito bowls and quesadillas....

Cakes by Robert / Baked Goods

2116C Queen Street East 416.693.2253 Website
Cakes by Robert

Cakes by Robert is a 100% nut-free bakery located in the heart of the Beaches. The bake shop slings a bevy of cakes, cupcakes cookies and tarts in all the...

Captain Jack / Restaurants

2 Wheeler Avenue 416.691.5433
Captain Jack

Captain Jack is a tiny pub in the Beaches that offers few frills besides a cozy atmosphere, a decent selection of beers on tap and an opportunity to catch up...

Carload on the Beach / Grocery Stores

2038 Queen Street East 647.345.9282
Carload on the Beach

Carload on the Beach is one of the better fruit and vegetable stores. Their produce is super fresh and their prices are cheaper than many places on Queen East....

Casa di Giorgio (Beaches) / Restaurants

1646 Queen St. East 416.686.7066 Website
Casa di Giorgio (Beaches)

The Beaches location of Casa Di Giorgio is just one of a few in the Toronto area. This is a casual, family-friendly restaurant serving a range of pizza, pasta and...

Castro's Lounge / Restaurants

2116 Queen Street East 416.699.8272 Website
Castro's Lounge

Castro's Lounge has been a Beaches mainstay for over 15 years. When the original owner expressed interest in selling a couple years back, it was snapped up by Anthony Greene,...

Chatelet (Beaches) / Design Stores

2207 Queen St. East 416.698.2207 Website
Chatelet (Beaches)

Chatelet has two locations in Toronto including this one in the Beach. Stuff here will appeal to those who like a more traditional or country-cute look. ...

Chocolate by Wickerhead / Grocery Stores

2375 Queen St. E. 647.344.9060 Website
Chocolate by Wickerhead

Chocolate by Wickerhead is the kind of place where it's hard to resist purchasing something once you walk in, because who can resist Belgian chocolates? Owner and chocolatier Sharon Shoot...

Chopping Block / Grocery Stores

2256 Queen Street East 416.690.5209
Chopping Block

The Chopping Block on Queen East in The Beach is best known for carrying naturally raised fresh meat and chicken from Rowe Farms. They also sell homemade salsas, salad dressings...

Cinamon Indian Bistro / Restaurants

1966 Queen Street East 416.519.4534 Website
Cinamon Indian Bistro

Cinamon Indian Bistro (yep, that's how it's spelled) is a charming Indian restaurant in the Beaches. Try the flavourful chicken tikka masala or the intensely spicy chicken vindaloo. The head...

Claret / Restaurants

2142 Queen Street East 647.348.0202 Website

Claret is a Beaches wine bar with a menu chock full of Italian fare. Expect to find diners sharing charcuterie boards and pizza while sipping Old World wines. ...

Cook It / Design Stores

1835 Queen Street East 647.349.7267
Cook It

Cook It is a kitchen supply store in the Beaches that sells a range of products (blenders, toasters, utensils) for the home....

Cool Star / Restaurants

1985 Queen Street East 416.698.7699
Cool Star

Cool Star is one of the few Vietnamese joints in the beaches area. Its menu includes banh mi, pho, ramen and fries with different types of seasoning. ...

Corks & Platters / Restaurants

2220 Queen St. East 416.706.6668 Website
Corks & Platters

Corks & Platters is a small wine bar in the Beaches with a homey, DIY vibe. Occupying what was formerly a carpet store, the space seats about 18 people, with...

Days Inn Hotel (Beaches) / Hotels

1684 Queen St. East 416.694.1177 Website
Days Inn Hotel (Beaches)

Days Inn Hotel in the Beached might be basic but they have all the necessities of life, like the internet and breakfast. In the summer, it's close to lots of...

Delhi Bistro / Restaurants

2214 Queen Street East 647.351.6112 Website
Delhi Bistro

Delhi Bistro offers recipes of North Indian cuisine, and welcomes its customers into a relaxing dining experience with romantic lighting and comfortable seating. Some of their signature dishes include Butter...

Delina / Restaurants

1891 Queen Street East 647.348.2009

Delina Restaurant just opened near Queen and Coxwell serving the area sit-in or take-out shawarma, falafel and other fast-food Mediterranean eats....

DeLish Boutique / Fashion Stores

2116 Queen Street East 416.698.6784 Website
DeLish Boutique

DeLish Boutique is a Beaches clothing boutique that's been around since 2011. On the racks you'll find everything from bikinis to day wear to accessories in all styles. The shop...

Dufflet (Beaches) / Baked Goods

1917 Queen Street East 416.699.4900 Website
Dufflet (Beaches)

The Dufflet empire is now at three stores strong in Toronto including this popular spot in the Beaches where you can pick up all of the bakeries tastes cakes, pies...

Ed's Real Scoop / Restaurants

2224 Queen Street East 416.699.6100 Website
Ed's Real Scoop

Ed's Real Scoop in the Beaches smells like what I would imagine heaven would, something like warm marshmallow and melted butter with a bit of cinnamon. I was lured...

Ellyn Lilly / Design Stores

2190 Queen St. E 416.731.6258 Website
Ellyn Lilly

Ellyn Lilly is the latest purveyor of all things floral in Toronto's east end. Whether pre-arranged or customized, Lilly provides "flowers for special moments" that are unforgettable. The shop itself...

Eve & Olivia's Cafe + Play / Cafes

1787 Queen St. E 647.608.2145 Website
Eve & Olivia's Cafe + Play

Eve & Olivia's Cafe provides the perfect "me" time mini escape for Beaches parents with its indoor children's play area. Sip your latte while your kids enjoy some unstructured playtime,...

Eye Candy Opticians / Fashion Stores

2244 Queen Street East 416.454.6222 Website
Eye Candy Opticians

Eye Candy Opticians in the Beaches carries a medley of specs and sunglasses from big names like Gucci, Versace, Tom Ford and Prada. It also offers eye exam appointments, if...

Farmacia Juice Bar / Restaurants

2096 Queen St. East 647.341.3276 Website
Farmacia Juice Bar

Farmacia Juice Bar is riding Toronto's new wave of power juicing all the way to the Beach. The bar's owner, former physical trainer Stefano Sanna, started out by making nutrient-dense...

Fat Bastard Burrito (Beaches) / Restaurants

2008 Queen St E 416.546.9657 Website
Fat Bastard Burrito (Beaches)

Fat Bastard Burrito is a burrito chain that is spreading fast across Toronto. This place steps burrito up a notch with the whimsical butter chicken burrito and buffalo burrito. With...

Femistique / Fashion Stores

1817 Queen Street East 416.686.6807

Femistique is the go to source in the Beaches for lingerie....

Fill Station / Restaurants

2282 Queen St. East 647.748.9233 Website
Fill Station

The Fill Station in the Beaches is all about big screen sports, Guitar Hero contests and pub food ranging from potato skins to chicken wings to philly cheese steak sandwiches....

Fitness Works for Women / Fitness Clubs

2171 Queen St. East 416.691.2348 Website
Fitness Works for Women

Fitness Works for Women is a women-only gym in the Beaches that puts a lot of emphasis on cardio activities and classes such as boxercise, step & pump, belly dancing...

Garden Gate / Restaurants

2379 Queen St East 416.694.3605
Garden Gate

When this west end girl goes east, she takes the advice of the locals to heart... and "The Goof" (nickname explanation here) has been on the recommended list for a...

Gorgeous Day Spa / Fashion Stores

2230 Queen Street East 647.347.5000 Website
Gorgeous Day Spa

Gorgeous Day Spa is where to go in the Beaches if you're looking to have a day of pampering. The spa is located near the foot of Beech Avenue and...

Green Basil / Restaurants

2120 Queen Street East 416.698.2120 Website
Green Basil

Green Basil is an Asian restaurant in the Beaches with a mainly Thai-focused menu. This place is sleek with white banquets. On the menu are the standard Thai favourites like...

Green by Nature / Design Stores

2054 Queen Street East 416.691.5277
Green by Nature

Green by Nature is a local florist in the Beaches that's a good bet for a last minute gift or some flowers for home....

Green Eggplant / Restaurants

2022 Queen Street East 416.913.3361 Website
Green Eggplant

Green Eggplant just might be the most popular restaurant in the Beaches. But what's up with the name? One might assume the restaurant either serves Thai or vegetarian food but...

Hammer Skateboards / Fashion Stores

2225 Queen Street East 416.698.0005 Website
Hammer Skateboards

Hammer Skateboard is the go to skate shop in the Beaches for boards and gear as well as some longboards and penny boards. Complete skate setups ($99) from Golden Dragon, Zero,...

Hogtown Smoke / Restaurants

1959 Queen St. E 416.691.9009 Website
Hogtown Smoke

Hogtown Smoke has been open in the Beach(es) for less than a month, and already the food truck's brick and mortar offspring is on fire. Take-away orders start rolling in...

Honey Bee Restaurant / Restaurants

2028 Queen St. E. 416.698.5567 Website
Honey Bee Restaurant

Honey Bee Restaurant has been serving North Americanized Chinese food (you know: egg rolls, sweet and sour chicken balls, chop suey, lemon chicken and the like) and Canadian food (sandwiches,...

Ivory Parade / Design Stores

2096 Queen Street East 416.699.2626 Website
Ivory Parade

Ivory Parade has two stores in Toronto including this one in the Beaches. They sells a bunch of gifts, trinkets and other design objects like cards, stationary, jewelery and handbags....

Japango (Beaches) / Restaurants

2209 Queen St East 416.690.5959
Japango (Beaches)

Japango at 2209 Queen St. East is surprisingly not related to the insanely popular restaurant near City Hall. The same name and similar sign seems to fool a lot of...

Juice & Java / Cafes

2102 Queen St. East 416.698.9090 Website
Juice & Java

Juice & Java, despite its name, is more than just drinks and coffee. In fact, as I was scanning over the menu boards at the east-end Beaches café, I was...

Kyouka Ramen / Restaurants

2222 Queen Street East 647.748.6288 Website
Kyouka Ramen

Kyouka is a ramen shop in the Beaches with roots in Tokyo. The original restaurant was established in the late '90s by a Mr. Machida, and now his former apprentice...

La Sala / Restaurants

1975 Queen St E 416.694.0004 Website
La Sala

La Sala is a stylish bistro located inside a cool historic yellow house at the corner of Waverly and Queen East in the Beaches. The menu is Italian-inspired with modern,...

Lapin Calin / Fashion Stores

1918A Queen Street East 416.690.1918
Lapin Calin

Lapin Calin is a kid-friendly store in the Beaches that specializes in clothes for kids....

Life is Sweet / Baked Goods

2345 Queen Street East 416.698.0555 Website
Life is Sweet

Life is Sweet is more than a cupcake house. Open since 2007 as a staple in the Beaches, owner Clair Sutton has made her shop reminiscent of a cozy cottage...

Little Tots Hair Shop / Fashion Stores

1926 Queen Street East 416.691.9190 Website
Little Tots Hair Shop

Little Tots Hair Shop is a cute little hair salon on Queen East that specializes in cutting kids hair. Prices are cheap (less than $20) and they do adult hair...

Living Lighting / Design Stores

1841 Queen St. East 416.690.2544 Website
Living Lighting

Living Lighting is a chain of lighting stores with three locations in Toronto including this one on Queen East in the Beaches....

Luberon / Design Stores

2240 Queen Street East 416.693.7373 Website

Luberon is a cozy little design shop in the east end of the Beaches. It stocks French homegoods and giftable bits and bobs like soaps, tablecloths, flatware and cards....

Mars Beach Diner / Restaurants

1987 Queen Street East 416.690.6906
Mars Beach Diner

The Mars Beach Diner needs an update. Most diners that have been around this long has some sort of charm that make them endearing, but not this one. Time for...

Mastermind / Services

2134 Queen St. East 416.699.3797 Website

Mastermind has a chain of stores that feature some stellar educational options as well as crafty kits, outdoor toys and books. The chain, which originated in Toronto, has a number...

Meat on the Beach / Grocery Stores

1860 Queen Street East 416.690.1228 Website
Meat on the Beach

Meat on the Beach specializes in naturally raised meats and poultry including Black Angus beef, pork, veal, lamb, and air chilled chickens, turkey and geese. They also stock fresh pasta,...

Murphy's Law / Restaurants

1702 Queen Street E 416.690.5516 Website
Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law uses the classic recipe of pub fare + pint + Irish theme. This pub would be like any other if not for its impressive rooftop patio. High-up and...

Muttonhead (Beaches) / Fashion Stores

2124 Queen Street East 647.341.4415 Website
Muttonhead (Beaches)

Muttonhead in the Beaches is one of two Toronto Muttonhead shops (the first is on Roncy). It's filled with its own brand of unisex lifestyle wear and carries everything from...

My Place in the Beach / Restaurants

2066 Queen St. East 416.698.9885 Website
My Place in the Beach

My Place in the Beach serves up wings, mussels and other pub fare. They also have Tuesday karaoke nights and live music on Sundays....

Natural Fit / Fitness Clubs

1983 Queen St East 416.348.8800 Website
Natural Fit

Natural Fit is a boutique fitness studio in the Beaches....

Naturalis (Beaches) / Baked Goods

2198 Queen Street East 416.551.5255
Naturalis (Beaches)

Naturalis is a little café and bakery in the heart of The Beaches that's packing lots of pastries and treats, and most notably, Montreal-style bagels. Previously on Roncesvalles, Naturalis moved...

Nesters / Design Stores

2207 Queen Street East 416.698.2207 Website

Nesters is a homegoods mecca filled with shabby chic pieces in the heart of the Beaches. While design accessories are definitely its main focus, the store also stocks larger pieces...

No Bones About It / Services

2186 Queen Street East 416.629.9286 Website
No Bones About It

No Bones About It is "jack of all trades" place for pets in the Beaches. You'll find it filled with bones, sweaters, premium dog food, leashes and more. The shop...

O Sushi (Coxwell) / Restaurants

6 Coxwell Avenue 416.466.1234
O Sushi (Coxwell)

O Sushi has recently opened up near the corner of Queen and Coxwell. Prices are affordable and fish is fresh enough but there's tilapia on the menu (but at least...

Oscar Coffee & Espresso Bar / Cafes

2377 Queen St. East 647.350.2377
Oscar Coffee & Espresso Bar

Oscar Coffee & Espresso Bar occupies a nice corner spot at Queen East and Beech Ave deep into the Beaches neighbourhood. Transformed from the previous Best Coffee House by owners...

Our Cottage / Design Stores

2199 Queen Street East 467.748.3348 Website
Our Cottage

Our Cottage is a cozy little design shop in the Beaches. It has an ever-changing selection of antique and vintage inspired pieces, with everything from teacup and saucer sets to...

Outrigger Tap and Table / Restaurants

2232 Queen St. East 647.748.2232
Outrigger Tap and Table

Outrigger Tap and Table serves up dishes like tilapia with lobster ($16) and fish tacos ($12) and drinks such as bellinis, margaritas and martinis to go with a limited beer...

Paralia / Restaurants

1681 Lake Shore Boulevard East 416.698.3456 Website

Paralia (formerly known as Trinity Taverna) is open in the east end and the patio boasts a killer view of Toronto's sandy Woodbine Beach. The restaurant offers 350 al fresco...

Pattaya / Restaurants

2326 Queen Street East 416.694.5000 Website

Pattaya is a Beaches restaurant serving up classic Thai fare. The extensive menu flaunts everything from indulgent squash fritters to khao soi. Many menu items are (or can be made)...

Paws in the Bath / Services

2491 Queen Street East 647.352.9339 Website
Paws in the Bath

Paws In The Bath specializes in pet grooming and bathing (not far off from the title). Pet owners have the option of cleaning their dog with the shop's all natural...

Pippins Tea Company / Grocery Stores

2098 Queen Street East 416.694.7772 Website
Pippins Tea Company

Pippins Tea Company is located on Queen St. East in the Beaches. The store gives off a cottage feel, with wood flooring, antique furniture, and the soothing smell of brewing...

Prana Fitness / Fitness Clubs

2245 Queen St. East 416.937.5158 Website
Prana Fitness

Prana Fitness in the Beaches offers classic yoga as well as more intensive full body TRX workouts and classes catered to kids and teens. There's also fun and unique monthly...

Re:Reading (Beaches) / Bookstores

2036 Queen Street East 647.348.8733 Website
Re:Reading (Beaches)

Re:Reading in the Beaches is one of two Toronto locations for this independent bookstore - the other is on the Danforth. Go here for used books that run the gamut...

Real Taste of India / Restaurants

1698 Queen Street East 416.686.8146
Real Taste of India

Real Taste of India is just east of Coxwell on the eastern edge of the Beaches. ...

Remarkable Bean (Beaches) / Cafes

2242 Queen Street East 416.690.2420
Remarkable Bean (Beaches)

The Remarkable Bean turned my Saturday afternoon from a thumb-twiddler to something more special than I had bargained for. If the name is a boast, I'll go ahead and condone...

Rowan Homespun / Design Stores

2196 Queen St. E. 416.694.8888 Website
Rowan Homespun

Rowan Homespun is a rustic market corner store selling a collection of handmade goods in the Beaches. The store is owned by Dominique Del Col who describes herself as a...

Rowe Farms (Beaches) / Grocery Stores

2126 Queen Street East 416.699.4383 Website
Rowe Farms (Beaches)

Rowe Farms in the Beaches is one of several of the butcher shop's locations around Toronto. They offer freshly farmed and locally grown foods such as beef, chicken, lamb, porks,...

Sauvignon Bistro / Restaurants

1862 Queen Street East 416.686.1998 Website
Sauvignon Bistro

Sauvignon Bistro is one of the pricier bistros in the Beaches neighbourhood with most mains in the mid to high twenties. Recent options included duck confit, Lake Erie pickerel and...

Serenity Hair Design / Fashion Stores

2246 Queen Street East 416.690.8803 Website
Serenity Hair Design

Serenity Hair Design has been serving Beachers since 2003. It offers all the standard salon services, including cuts, up-dos, highlights, extensions and perms. The salon also carries goods from major...

Shop Task / Fashion Stores

1624 Queen Street East 416.698.7405 Website
Shop Task

Shop Task near Queen and Coxwell is a skate shop that offers endless options of roller-skates/blades, clothing, equipment, and individual parts for those looking for replacements. Once they make you...

Skwish / Restaurants

2252 Queen St E 647.348.2004 Website

Skwish is a bar and restaurant where you can fuel up for your romp through the Beaches. They have tons of craft beer on tap including their own Skwish lager,...

Sleepy Baker / Baked Goods

7 Coxwell Ave. 647.343.9100 Website
Sleepy Baker

Sleepy Baker at Queen and Coxwell is a true mom-and-pop shop (actually, it's technically a mom-pop-daughter-husband shop). Co-owners Tina and Chris, a married couple, are at the helm of the...

St. Louis Bar & Grill (Beaches) / Restaurants

1963 Queen St. East 416.637.7427 Website
St. Louis Bar & Grill (Beaches)

St. Louis Bar & Grill in the Beaches is no different than the other locations in this wing and ribs chain. It's where to satisfy some late night cravings in...

Sunset Grill (Beaches) / Restaurants

2006 Queen St. East 647.352.1551
Sunset Grill (Beaches)

Sunset Grill in the Beaches is the original location of the Toronto mini-chain of breakfast restaurants. Though the menu of egg dishes, waffles and french toasts is the same as...

Sweet Seduction Bakery / Baked Goods

2220B Queen Street East 416.606.2268 Website
Sweet Seduction Bakery

Sweet Seduction Bakery serves up indulgent eats to the Beaches crowd. The menu features sweet and savoury eats, including quiches, ravioli and mini cheesecakes. ...

System Fitness / Fitness Clubs

1661 Queen St East 416.699.6998
System Fitness

System Fitness is a fitness club in the Beaches that has a decent selection of free weights and cardio machines....

Thai House Cuisine / Restaurants

2213 Queen St. E. 416.686.8541 Website
Thai House Cuisine

Thai House Cuisine is one of the possible Thai options in The Beaches. All the Thai classics are covered here, including every colour curry you can imagine (well, at least...

The Bulging Burger / Restaurants

2459 Queen St E 416.690.8466
The Bulging Burger

The Bulging Burger does hand-formed ground chuck burgers that rival some of the the more widely known burger joints in the city. If you have some calories to spare, you...

The Dog Market / Services

2116 Queen Street East 416.699.1313 Website
The Dog Market

The Dog Market is a one-stop shop for all the doggy needs and essentials. They offer grooming, obedience training, and the newest dog sport known as "agility training." Their products...

The Flying Elephant Bakery / Baked Goods

2328 Queen St. E 647.729.5348 Website
The Flying Elephant Bakery

The Flying Elephant Bakery is a cheery, family-run biz in the Beaches that can be found in the former home of Life is Sweet (the cupcake shop has moved a...

The Gull and Firkin / Restaurants

1943 Queen St. East 416.693.9337 Website
The Gull and Firkin

The Gull and Firkin is the Beaches outpost of the Firkin pub chain. Go for the Guinness and oyster special or to watch the NFL games when in season....

The Nutty Chocolatier (Beaches) / Grocery Stores

2179 Queen St E 416.698.5548 Website
The Nutty Chocolatier (Beaches)

The Nutty Chocolatier is, of course, best known for its chocolates. But the Beaches store is not limited just to handmade truffles, offering lots of hard candies and novelties, jars...

The Salty Dog Bar and Grill / Restaurants

1980 Queens St E 416.849.5064 Website
The Salty Dog Bar and Grill

The Salty Dog Bar and Grill in the Beaches serves up affordable pub-style food such as hamburgers, many flavours of chicken wings, grilled calamari salad, fajitas, and spicy caesars. Enjoy...

The Stone Lion / Restaurants

1958 Queen St. E 416.690.1984 Website
The Stone Lion

The Stone Lion took over the space previously occupied by the Lion on The Beach. It features elevated pub grub, an extensive beer list and fresh takes on classic cocktails....

The Ten Spot (Beaches) / Fashion Stores

2012 Queen St. E. 416.613.0256 Website
The Ten Spot (Beaches)

The Ten Spot location at The Beaches is a brilliant locale for this growing Canadian franchise. Kew Gardens is the only thing coming between this beauty bar and the beach....

Tori's Bakeshop / Baked Goods

2188 Queen St. E 647.350.6500 Website
Tori's Bakeshop

Tori's Bakeshop has finally opened in the beaches, modestly offering its selection of vegan, natural baked goods. I say 'modestly' because unless you look closely, you wouldn't know that this shop...

Touti Gelati and Cafe (Beaches) / Restaurants

1865 Queen St. E. 416.301.1454 Website
Touti Gelati and Cafe (Beaches)

Touti Gelati and Cafe is a new, family-owned gelateria in The Beaches with an even newer location on Queens Quay West. The all-natural gelati and sorbets are made in-house in...

Trinity Gallery / Design Stores

149 Main St 416.686.5980 Website
Trinity Gallery

Trinity Gallery is the home decor and giftware half of two shops, both named Trinity Gallery. The other location is primarily fashion-based, located in the Upper Beaches. This shop will...

Urban Rider / Fashion Stores

1735 Queen Street E. 416.686.4699 Website
Urban Rider

Urban Rider Motorcycle Outfitters brings the Beaches the best in boots, jackets, helmets and motorcycle accessories. It also serves as a community hangout for the neighbourhood's riders. If you've got...

Veloute Bistro / Restaurants

2343 Queen St. East 416.696.7392 Website
Veloute Bistro

Veloute Bistro offers both an elegant dining room experience and catering services for its menu that draws from both Italian and French cuisine. Expect steak frites, moulard duck breast, and...

Vi Vetha / Restaurants

2485 Queen St. East 416.686.5688 Website
Vi Vetha

Vi Vetha is a family run bistro on the far eastern edge of the Beaches. The menu features veal and mushroom sandwiches, a huge range of pasta (including gluten free...

Vision Seeker Studio / Services

1980 Queen Street East 416.693.7895 Website
Vision Seeker Studio

Vision Seeker Studio is a tattoo parlour located at the foot of Queen Street East and Waverley Road. It specializes in black and grey designs and can tackle everything from...

Whitlock's / Restaurants

1961 Queen Street East 416.691.8784 Website

A good bet for brunch in The Beach, Whitlock's features a brunch buffet on Sundays. Good for pancakes and waffles....

Wholesome Market / Grocery Stores

2234 Queen St. East 416.690.9500
Wholesome Market

The Wholesome Market is a health food store in the Beach that has a good selection of organic and natural products including baked goods, nuts, eggs, soy products, pasta, soups...

Wood Firepit & Tap / Restaurants

2084 Queen St. E. 416.694.2800 Website
Wood Firepit & Tap

Wood Firepit & Tap is a newly opened (after solving some city zoning problems) Kansas City-style barbecue joint in The Beaches. It has an unpretentious vibe to it and serves...

Xola / Restaurants

2222A Queen St E 647.827.9070

Xola is the tiny new 15-seater taqueria from chef/owner Mali Fernandez (formerly of Embrujo Flamenco) that opened this summer on Queen East in the Beaches. Inside, the modest sized dining...

Yumei Sushi / Restaurants

2116 Queen St. East 416.698.7705
Yumei Sushi

Yumei Sushi is one of the many sushi options in the Beaches. ...

Zane's Patisserie & Boulangerie / Baked Goods

1852 Queen St E. 416.690.2813
Zane's Patisserie & Boulangerie

We go bursting into Zane's in a flurry of cold air, loud with hats and scarves and camera gear that gets dumped on two of only a few metal stools...

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