STREET CAR TO ‘THE BEACH’? – IT’S EASY. TAKE THE #501 EASTBOUND FOR NEVILLE PARK

beach1‘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.

beach6beach4You 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.

beach5<PHOTO ABOVE – Kew Williams House, 1902, now occasionally used for community events>

beach2beach7beach3<PHOTO ABOVE – The Leuty Lifeguard Station>

beach10<The most photographed neon sign in the neighbourhood>

beach8<The eccentric El Pueblo apartment complex near the beach>

beach11<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>

beach12888 Art Gallery and Calm Radio headquarters – http://www.calmradio.com

beach13MURAL – The Beach back in the day

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