The Beach’ in TORONTO’s east end is a unique neighbourhood stretching from roughly Coxwell Avenue on the west to Victoria Park on the east, Kingston Road to the north and south to Lake Ontario.
You can spend a lot of time here – enjoying the multiple forms of architecture, the shops and restaurants along Queen Street, parks, gardens, historic buildings and galleries – as well as a boardwalk, bike trail and three beaches. After a while you feel as if you’re in another town altogether.
<PHOTO ABOVE – Kew Williams House, 1902, now occasionally used for community events>
<PHOTO ABOVE – The Leuty Lifeguard Station>
<The most photographed neon sign in the neighbourhood>
<The eccentric El Pueblo apartment complex near the beach>
<The Fox Cinema, second oldest movie theatre in TORONTO. It opened in 1914 as The Pastime. The city’s oldest cinema is the Revue on Roncesvalles Avenue>
888 Art Gallery and Calm Radio headquarters – http://www.calmradio.com
MURAL – The Beach back in the day