Neighbourhood Guide: The Beach

Yes, there’s the beach! But there’s loads more for families to take in an afternoon at the Beach. Here are four fun ideas for taking a break from the shore.

What to do in The Beach

Treehouse Towers at Kew Garden

Neighbourhood Guide: The Beach - Treehouse Towers

The “castle” park playground just north of the beach has loads of swings, wooden towers and a turret, and a wading pool adjacent.

2075 Queen St East, Toronto


Neighbourhood Guide: The Beach - Midoco

This art supply store carries the sweetest little arts and crafts kids for kids, from the likes of French brand Djeco and more.

1964 Queen Street East, Toronto

Ed’s Real Scoop Ice Cream Shop

In the summer, expect line-ups for Toronto’s best handmade ice cream. So good!

2224 Queen Street East, Toronto

Zane’s Patisserie

Lovely pain au chocolat here, and killer hot chocolate. And maybe the almond croissants are pretty amazing too.

1852 Queen Street E, Toronto


Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter is a writer and editor, living in Toronto. She loves baking apple crisps and fruit pies, napping on a blanket at the beach, running on the shore, and camping out in the living room for fried chicken picnics.

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