North of The Beaches neighbourhood is Kingston Road to Eastern Avenue, and to the south is Lake Ontario. Victoria Park Avenue is on the east side, while Leslie Street is to the west.
The Beaches neighbourhood has a high number of working age people (48%), families with children (17%), and pre-retirement people (14%). The Beaches has no population diversity and top non-official languages are German and Spanish. The neighbourhood’s top ethnic origins are English, Irish, Scottish, and German. The median after-tax household income of people in this neighbourhood is $70,957, considered very high compared to Toronto’s average of $52,149. The neighbourhood has a high population of educated people, some with post-secondary education, and the total major crime incidents rate is 138 per 10,000 people per year.
The Beaches has a very high number of low-rise apartments (41%), single-detached houses (28%), semi-detached houses (16%) and duplexes (5%). This neighbourhood has a very low number of high-rise apartment buildings and row houses. Home prices in this neighbourhood are high, averaging around $751,945 compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000.
Eglinton Square Shopping Centre and Toronto Eaton Centre are the nearest malls, 7 to 8 km away. Foodland and Loblaws are the closest grocery stores, while Canadian Tire is nearby, located on Danforth Avenue, and Walmart is 4 km away. Neighbourhood parks are Glen Stewart Park, Ivan Forrest Gardens, Jeff Sloan Playground, Kew Gardens, Main Sewage Treatment Playground, Measurement Park, Pantry Park, Woodbine Park, Balmy Beach Park, and Beach Skatepark. Residents can also find nearby: Toronto East General Hospital, Beaches Library, and Beaches Recreation Centre.
The best highway to get to this area is by the Don Valley Parkway and its Eastern Avenue exit. Catch the GO to GO Danforth, or take the TTC to one of many subway stations: Main Street Station, Woodbine Station, Coxwell Station, Greenwood Station, Donlands Station, and Pape Station.
Landmarks in The Beaches Toronto
Major landmarks of this neighbourhood include Beaches Recreation Centre, Beaches Library, and Kew Gardens Tennis Club.
Schools and Childcare in The Beaches Toronto
Elementary schools in the neighbourhood are St. Denis Catholic School, St. John Catholic School, Williamson Road Junior Public School, Balmy Beach Community School, Kew Beach Junior Public School, and Glen Ames Senior Public School. Children can attend one of the many childcare centres in The Beaches, including Williamson Road Day Care Centre, ABC Academy Inc. – Beaches, Beaches Child Care Centre, Beaches Co-operative Playschool, Boardwalk Montessori School Inc., Balmy Beach Community Day Care, Lakeside Co-operative Playschool, Kew Beach Day Care Centre, Kids Club Day Care Connection, and K.A.S.I.A. Preschool.