The East End is a district of Toronto. It is known for its Greektown, the beaches of The Beach district and the trendy shops and restaurants along Queen St East.
The East End used to be the most easterly portion of old city of Toronto before it amalgamated with its immediate suburbs in 1998. (Scarborough is now the most easterly portion of today's Toronto.)
The East End is made up of various districts or neighbourhoods such as Greektown, Leslieville, Riverside District Gerard Indian Bazaar & The Beach. It's a varied, vibrant part of town. Although largely residential, the East End is defined by commercial districts with an interesting mix of small shops, restaurants and bars along its major thoroughfares (Queen St. East, Gerrard St. East, Danforth Ave.), where the majority of the attractions are located, and the residential streets where most of the neighbourhood's residents live. These residential streets are quiet and shaded by old oaks and maples, and contain old homes and townhouses of an astonishing variety of architectural styles.
Embedded within these residential streets are a number of large parks, including Riverdale Park, with its breathtaking view of the skyline, Withrow Park, Greenwood Park, Jimmie Simpson Park, Kew Gardens, Beaches Park, and countless smaller neighbourhood parks.
The main throughfare of the East End is Danforth Ave (locally called The Danforth) of which the most lively stretch lies between Broadview Ave. and Jones Ave. Between those two streets, there are two retail business areas. The area west of Chester Ave (and Chester Subway Station) has been branded "The Danforth" by the local merchants while the area east of Chester Ave is the more lively Greektown. However, from a visitor point of view, it is one continuous district, full of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops with a greater concentration of Greek businesses in Greektown, which has the largest Greek community in North America. The combined area attracts residents and non-residents alike creating a busy, bustling, vibrant place, especially on summer weekends. In August, the 2-day Taste of the Danforth festival brings over one million participants to the neighbourhood to fill The Danforth, which is closed off to traffic.
Along Queen Street East in the East End there are 3 other districts all having a mix of small shops, restaurants and bars. They are, from west to east, Riverside District (at Broadview Ave.), Leslieville (between Logan Ave. and Leslie Street) and the very popular Beach district (between Woodbine Ave. and Neville Park Boulevard).
Riverside District is a small shopping/restaurant district with some attractive old buildings such as the Queen/Saulter library building. The New Broadview Hotel, a older landmark in the district, is being converted from a rundown establishment and striptease bar into a boutique hotel. This district was once used as a movie set for the film Cinderella Man.
In Leslieville, an enormous revitalization effort has been under way, transforming an area once known for its booze-cans, cheap diners, and tacky furniture shops into one of the hippest up-and-coming areas in the city. A plethora of new restaurants, eateries, bars, bakeries and shops have made this a real gastronomic destination, and since it has been the centre of Toronto's film industry for years, the Queen East has finally reached a tipping point, drawing in hip, young, upwardly mobile people from all over the GTA, transforming the area from a low-rent backwater into a trendsetter reminiscent of Queen West in the early 90's.
Further east on Queen Street, past Woodbine Ave., the long-established Beach neighbourhood (a.k.a The Beaches) attracts thousands of visitors during the summer, who dine and drink in its restaurants and bars, walk the boardwalk by the lake, sunbathe on the sand beach, bring the kids to the park at Kew Gardens, or walk around the residential streets with their unique homes and laid-back atmosphere.
These are not the only attractions the East End has to offer: there's also Chinatown East radiating from the intersection of Gerrard Street and Broadview Avenue , a smaller, quieter version of Spadina's Chinatown with many fresh food markets and restaurants; Gerrard India Bazaar (a.k.a. Little India) on Gerrard between Greenwood and Woodbine is especially lively in the summertime when South Asians from all over the GTA descend on the neighbourhood to catch a Bollywood flick at one of the only Bollywood movie theatres in the city, enjoy barbecued corn on the street, chew paan purchased from one of the specialized vendors, browse the many shops, jewelry stores, and sari boutiques, or eat in one of a number of South Asian restaurants.
Leslieville began as a small village in the 1850s, which grew up around the Toronto Nurseries owned by George Leslie and sons, after whom the community is named. Most of Leslieville's residents were gardeners or were employed at one of the brick-making factories in the area.
Alexander Muir, the composer of The Maple Leaf Forever, was the first principal of the Leslieville Public School, one of the first buildings in the village. Muir was inspired when a brilliant maple leaf fell on his jacket from a Leslieville tree. Though the tree fell victim to a storm in the summer of 2013, the maple wood will be repurposed to honour its history.
Going East on Bloor Street by subway, bus or car, you cross the Prince Edward Viaduct made famous by the Michael Ondaatje book In the Skin of a Lion. This bridge was, until recently, also infamous for having a high suicide rate. The city installed barriers to prevent people from jumping off the bridge into the Don Valley below. After you cross the Don Valley the street name changes to Danforth and there are lots of Greek restaurants. The main section of restaurants and cool shops is between Ellerbeck and Pape with Carrot Common (at Chester subway) being ground zero.
Subway line 2 Bloor-Danforth has 4 stations to serve Greektown: Broadview, Chester, Pape and Donlands.
If you are approaching Broadview Station by subway from the west, then get on the very front of the train and look out the front window for a cool view of crossing the Prince Edward Viaduct. Kids love it. If the seats by the covetous rail fan window are occupied, then try to get a window seat on the right side of the train in order to see the view of the valley while on the bridge. There is a different view for each direction.
The Bloor-Danforth subway line 2 has a number of stations in the East End with with connections to streetcars and buses to move people north and south from the Danforth. From Broadview Station, you can take the 504 King or 505 Dundas streetcar to Chinatown East, or the 504 King streetcar to Riverside District. From Woodbine Station, you can take the 92 Woodbine South bus to the west end of The Beach. From Coxwell Station, you can take the 22 Coxwell bus to Gerrard Street to visit Gerrard India Bazaar.
The 501 Queen streetcar services the nearly the breadth of the East End, with bus connections to most of the stops on Bloor-Danforth subway line 2 between Pape and Coxwell stations. It directly serves Riverside District, Leslieville and The Beach.
The 504 King enters the East End from Downtown along King Street and then heads north along Broadview Avenue. terminating at Broadview Station on Bloor-Danforth subway line 2. It directly serves Riverside District, Chinatown East and the west end of Greektown.
The 505 Dundas enters the East End from Downtown along Dundas Street, and like the 504, also heads north along Broadview Avenue to Broadview Station. It directly serves Chinatown East and the west end of Greektown.
The 506 Carlton mostly runs along Gerrard Street through the East End, all the way to Main Street where it turns north to terminate at the Main Street Station on Bloor-Danforth subway line 2. It directly serves Chinatown East and Gerrard India Bazaar.
The Don Valley Parkway provides the easiest access from the Hwy 401. Head south on the DVP to the Bloor exit if looking to go to Greektown / the Danforth. Exit and follow the road up the hill and you will come to a light - turn left. You are at CastleFrank subway and about to cross the bridge which will become the Danforth once you pass Broadview.
If you're looking to go to the southern part of the East End (the Beach), exit at Lake Shore Blvd from the DVP / Gardner Expressway. Follow Lakeshore Blvd east until it becomes Woodbine Ave and turn right onto Queen St East.
Alternatively, there is the bike path along Bloor which ends at Broadview/Danforth. This route allows you to stop in the middle of the Prince Edward Viaduct for a spectacular view of the Don Valley south to the lake including all the skyscrapers of downtown. Or another bike route is to travel along the Don bike path from north or south and exit the path at Pottery Road (long uphill warning) with the reward of Dairy Queen at the top of the hill. This DQ has one of the best views of the city. From the DQ head south on Broadview to the Danforth and then to the east.
- Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd (Go north on Broadview from the Danforth, turn left at Pottery Road (at the Dairy Queen), down the big hill, then turn left at the bottom. Parking available.), ☎ +1 416-396-2819. There are some old houses which are well preserved and complete with furnishings. In behind the houses, there is a circular walking path that crosses over an old bend in the Don River that has been cut off from the main flow by the construction of the Don Valley Parkway.
- Old Don Jail (½ block east of Broadview Ave and Gerrard St E, north side). The former Don Jail was completed in 1864 with a capacity for 184 inmates. It is notorious for the last judicial hangings in Canada in 1962. Despite its grim history, the building is attractive architecturally, looking palatial over a broad green space, having been recently renovated as an administrative building for the Bridgepoint Health complex.
- Toronto Chinese Archway (1 block east of Broadview Ave and Gerrard St E, south side). This 13-metre high, pagoda-style monument features engraved messages of goodwill and wisdom and is framed by two lions to symbolically serve as the entrance way to Chinatown East.
Greektown & The Danforth
- Alexander the Great Parkette, corner of Logan Ave and Danforth Ave (2 blocks E of Chester Ave near Chester Station). A small square with cafes, fountain and monument dedicated to Alexander the Great.
- Madinah Masjid, 1015 Danforth Ave (½ block east of Donlands Ave and Donlands Station (slightly east of Greektown)). A Middle-East-style mosque with a tall minaret, 2 domes and arches facing the street.
- Playter Farmhouse, 28 Playter Crescent (1 block north of Danforth Ave near Broadview Ave). Private residence.. This is one of the original houses from when the area was settled. It was still in the family until 2006, when it was sold. It has not been turned into any kind of museum.
- TTC Russell Carhouse, 1433 Queen Street East (Take the 501, 502 or 503 streetcar to Connaught Ave stop). For railfans: Both the front and rear of this active tram depot can be easily viewed from the public sidewalk. This carhouse was built in 1924 and contains 21 tracks. If you are lucky, you might see the two remaining Toronto PCC streetcars in the yard.
- Queen Street Viaduct (East of intersection of Queen St E and King St E). This Pratt truss bridge over the Don River has public art on its west side looking east. The art work by Eldon Garnet consists of a clock face without hands and the phrase "this river I step in is not the river I stand in". If you look up "Heraclitus" in Wikipedia, you will find clues to this riddle. The bridge is a symbol for the Riverside District.
- This section of Lake Ontario shoreline is known as the Eastern beaches, and includes, from east to west, Balmy Beach, Kew Beach, and Woodbine Beach. The 3.5-km Boardwalk winds along the beaches from Silver Birch Avenue to Ashbridge's Bay Park, west of Woodbine Avenue. The Boardwalk is a great place for strolling and people-watching, especially in the summer, when it's always a bit cooler at the lake than elsewhere in the city.
- Beaches Library, 2161 Queen Street East (located at the north-east corner of Kew Gardens). The Beaches Library was the last of three identical branches (Wychwood and High Park being the other two) built in 1915 with a $50,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Chief Librarian George Locke described the design by Eden Smith & Sons as "a decided revolt in style from the traditional library architecture ... after the fashion of the Collegiate Grammar School of the Seventeenth Century in England."
- Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St E (access along Lee Ave). This park includes a large children's playground and wading pool in the north-west corner. In the winter, there's the outdoor ice-skating rink.
- Kew Williams House (the Kew Gardener's cottage), 30 Lee Ave (East side of Kew Gardens). The house built by the original owner of Kew Gardens in 1901-02. It is one of the most photographed buildings in the Beach.
- Leuty Lifeguard Station (On the beach at the foot of Leuty Avenue). This Beach landmark was built in the 1920s.
- R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, 2701 Queen St E (Beside the streetcar loop on Queen St near Victoria Park Ave). Built in the 1930s, this beautiful Art Deco building is Toronto's largest water treatment facility and has been designated a national historic civil engineering site. It's been featured in a number of films and TV shows.
- Toronto Fire Station 227 (Kew Beach Fire Hall), 1904 Queen Street East (1 block east of Woodbine Ave). Built in 1905, this three-storey Queen Anne structure with a clock tower is still in use today. Originally, there was only one vehicle bay but a second was added in 1960.
- The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue (½ block east of Broadview Ave and Brosview Station), ☎ +1 416-778-8163. The Danforth Music Hall is a venue for concerts featuring international and local artists. The theatre was originally constructed as a movie theatre in 1919, being first known as the Allen’s Danforth, as part of the former Allen Theatre Chain. The theatre became the Music Hall when it started to feature live acts in the late 1970s. In 2011, it became The Danforth Music Hall after a change in ownership when the theatre was remodelled and renovated.
- Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E (501 streetcar to Beech Ave), ☎ +1 416-691-7330. Operating since 1914, the Fox Theatre is the second oldest, operating cinema in the city. It has a single screen and shows a mixture of second-run movies, independent and foreign films, and classic favourites. The Fox Theatre underwent an extensive restoration in 2007. Some of the changes included 250 new plush reclining red-finish seats with cupholders, a 1930s-inspired carpet, a new concessions stand with an old-fashioned popcorn machine and menu chalkboard, a reupholstered smoking wall, one-of-a-kind classic light up movie posters, and the original Prince Edward and candy bar signs.
- The Opera House, 735 Queen St E (1 block east of Broadview Ave; 501,502,504 streetcars), ☎ +1 416-466-0313. A former vaudeville theater from the early 1900s, now hosting concerts, comedy & special events. Sorry, no Verdi or Puccini.
La dolce vita
- The best thing to do on the Danforth is to find a sidewalk cafe and sit there drinking coffee, wine, beer and eat Mezes. There are plenty of options here and they all are well worth it.
- Donald D Summerville Olympic Pool, 1867 Lakeshore Blvd E (501 streetcar to Woodbine Ave; walk south), ☎ +1 416-392-7688. The facility has an Olympic-sized pool, a large children's pool, and a diving pool.
- Run, bike or inline-skate along the Martin Goodman trail: The Beach-section of this trail, (PDF map), is a smooth asphalt path running parallel to the Boardwalk. The Martin Goodman trail is 20 km long in total, and is part of the longer 350-km Lake Ontario Waterfront trail, . It can be very busy on weekends.
- Swimming in Lake Ontario. The most common concern is water pollution. Toronto's beaches are tested daily from June to Labour Day weekend. You can check the water quality at any of Toronto's beaches on-line or by calling the City of Toronto's hotline at +1 416 392-7161. The Toronto Police Lifeguard Service program supervises Balmy, Kew, Beaches Park, and Ashbridge's Bay-Woodbine Park Beach from the first week of June to Labour Day, 11:30AM to 6:30PM daily. Swimming in the lake poses some dangers: the lake bottom is uneven and there may be sharp objects in the sand, and there can be dangerous currents. Take note of warning flags, and never swim alone.
- Discovery Walk. Take a self-guided tour of the Eastern Ravine & Beaches, (PDF map), including the Boardwalk, Ashbridge's Bay and the Glen Stewart ravine. This 9km walk will take about 3 hours, but you can just do a section of it if you prefer.
- Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave (south of the Danforth along either Logan Ave or Carlaw Ave). This park has a great area for young 2 - 9 year old kids, an area to let dogs off leash and a skating rink in the winter.
- Beaches International Jazz Festival. The, Kew Gardens, is a free open-air event mainly showcasing Canadian jazz that takes place the last weekend of July each year, drawing over 800,000 visitors.
- Bloomsday Toronto. A one-day celebration of James Joyce's novel Ulysses, occurring on (of course!) June 16th each year.
- Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay. There are fireworks at Ashbridges Bay on Victoria Day (the Monday preceding May 25) and Canada Day (July 1). The Woodbine Beach area at the foot of Woodbine Ave may be the best location to view them.
- Taste of the Danforth, Danforth Ave (Along Danforth Ave between Broadview and Donlands subway stations). The Taste of the Danforth festival happens the second weekend in August. During this event, the Danforth is closed off to vehicular traffic and there is a massive street party. Don't drive and hope to find parking. Take the subway to either Broadview, Chester, Pape or Donlands. Of course there is a Greek theme with tons of BBQ'ed souvlaki but there is other types of food too. There are midway rides for kids too. There are 2 stages. The main Greek stage is at Logan. About a million people fill the Danforth for this festive event.
- Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade. Takes place Easter Sunday along Queen Street, from Victoria Park Avenue to Woodbine Avenue.
- There are lots of small, unique shops along Queen Street East in The Beach (a.k.a. The Beaches), from west of Woodbine Avenue all the way east to Victoria Park Avenue.
Gerrard India Bazaar
- Venture into the East at the Gerrard India Bazaar (a.k.a. Little India) at Coxwell and Gerrard. Great for picking up bargains like an armful of bangles, and to shop for takehome souvenirs.
Greektown & The Danforth
- Alex Farm Products, 377 Danforth Ave (opposite Chester Ave near Chester Station.). Delicatessen. Olives, feta and other cheeses.
- Athena Bakery, 598 Danforth Av (1 block W of Pape Ave & Pape Station.), ☎ +1 416-462-1411. Greek pastry shop. Take-out only, no eating area provided.
- Book City, 348 Danforth Ave (¾ block W of Chester Ave & Chester Station.), ☎ +1 416-469-9997. Medium-size book store
- Gifts From The Earth, 320 Danforth Ave at Carrot Common (1 block W of Chester Ave & Chester Station.), ☎ +1 416-465-4579. A cool rock store where you can buy all sorts of crystals and there are some telescopes there too.
- Greek City, 452 Danforth Av (½ block W of Alexander the Great Parkette (Logan Ave)), ☎ +1 416-461-6244. Greek products: Audio, video, books & games. The use of some products may require a knowledge of Greek.
- LCBO (liquor), 200 Danforth Ave (1 block E of Broadview Ave & Broadview Station), ☎ +1 416-469-4724. This LCBO store makes the rather bold claim that it has the "best selection of Greek wines outside of Greece". Ouzo is available at $20+ per bottle. All beer (single bottles/cans and 6-packs) are sold cold from a special refrigerated room. (Most LCBO stores sell only a very limited selection of cold beer.)
- Arts Market, 1114 Queen St E (501 streetcar to Brooklin Ave), ☎ +1 647-997-7616. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Arts & crafts store selling jewellery, illustrations, greeting cards, wood working, ceramics, fashion accessories, photography, paintings, knitters, etc. on behalf of over 150 artists and designers.
- The Bone House, 946 Queen St E (1 block east of Logan Ave), ☎ +1 416-463-2663. Sells organic dog food and toys, most made in Canada.
- Doll Factory by Damzels, 1122 Queen St E (501 streetcar to Brooklin Ave), ☎ +1 416-598-0509. Closed Mondays. NOW magazine: "The Toronto-based design duo behind Damzels’ retro-flirty frocks have one of the biggest cult followings in town."
- Gadabout Vintage, 1300 Queen St E (1½ blocks east of Leslie St), ☎ +1 416-463-1254. Antique & vintage clothing, jewellery, home goods & knickknacks.
- Mary Macleod Shortbread Cookies, 639 Queen St E (W of Broadview Ave opposite Carroll Street), ☎ +1 416-461-4576. Makes and sells artisan shortbread cookies.
- Tiny Record Shop, 804 Queen St E (501 streetcar to Saulter St or Boulton St), ☎ +1 416-479-4363. Independant record store with vinyl stock.
Here are listings by district within the East End.
- Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine, 385 Broadview Ave, ☎ +1 416-778-9199. Features vegan versions of international dishes (USA, Italy, Mexico, China, Thailand, Vietnam). TV mounted above counter shows Supreme Master Television.
- Pearl Court Restaurant, 633 Gerrard St E (½ block E of Broadview Ave, south side), ☎ +1 416-463-8778. Many vegetarian dishes, oyster and scallop appetizers. Midrange pricing.
- Simon's Wok Vegetarian Kitchen, 797 Gerrard St E (at Logan Ave), ☎ +1 416-778-9836. Vegetarian Chinese cuisine served in communal manner.
Gerrard India Bazaar
- Gautama, 1416 Gerrard St E (at the corner of Hiawatha Rd), ☎ +1 416-469-4444. Indian Buffet
Greektown & The Danforth
There is lots of choice for restaurants in Greektown. After dinner, the sidewalks lure many locals out for a casual stroll along "The Danforth". It's a great way to spend a summer weekend evening.
- Allens, 143 Danforth Avenue, ☎ +1 416 463-3086. Great food and bar with a superb selection of beer. Try another from Unibroue such Fin de Monde or Maudite for real beer. Live Celtic music on weekends.
- Astoria Shish Kebob House, 390 Danforth Avenue, ☎ +1 416 463-2838. One of the better Greek restaurants around.
- Avli, 401 Danforth Avenue, ☎ +1 416 461-9577. Greek cuisine.
- Omonia Restaurant, 426 Danforth Avenue (1 block E of Chester Ave near Chester Station), ☎ +1 416 465-2129. Greek Mediterranean menu. Moderately expensive.
- Ouzeri, ☎ +1 416 778-0500. 500A Danforth Avenue. Generous portions of Greek food in an elegant setting.
- Pan, 516 Danforth Avenue, ☎ +1 416 466-8158. An older establishment with Greek cuisine.
- Pappas Grill, 440 Danforth Avenue, ☎ +1 416 469-9595. Greek food. Pappas Grill appeared in a scene in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding which spoiled the illusion for many Toronto film goers that the film was set in Chicago.
- Red Rocket Coffee, 1364 Danforth Ave (½ block east of Greenwood Station on subway line 2). Finding a branch of this eclectic space-themed cafe is not hard; look for the red circle with the white rocket inside. Licensed by LLBO, serving wines from Niagara Region, beer from the Mill Street Brewery, and Waupoos cider from Prince Edward County.
- Sher e Punjab, 351 Danforth Avenue (on the south side across from Carrot Common), ☎ +1 416 465-2125. Great Indian food in a nice family atmosphere. Try the lamb saag.
- Lady Marmalade, 898 Queen Street East (501/502 streetcar to Logan Avenue), ☎ +1 647-351-7645. Open for breakfast and lunch only. Egg dishes for breakfast and salad & fancy sandwiches for lunch. Uses local products where possible.
- Leslie Pumps General Store & Kitchen, 929 Queen St E near Carlaw Ave, ☎ +1 416-465-1313. Open 24 hours. A gas station with a kitchen for light meals like BBQ sandwiches, hamburgers, etc. Nice butter tarts. Patio available and a few interior tables. The gas station uses barn wood on both the exterior and interior making the building attractively rustic. Inexpensive.
- Rashers, 948 Queen Street East (at Morse Street; 501/502 streetcar to Logan Ave or Carlaw Ave), ☎ +1 416-710-8220. Bacon sandwich shop
- Te Aro, 983 Queen St E (501/502 streetcar to Pape Ave), ☎ +1 416-465-2006. Coffee roaster & cafe offering pastries & wholesale beans.
- Bonjour Brioche, 812 Queen Street E (1 streetcar stop east of Broadview Ave.), ☎ +1 416-406-1250. Light lunches available. Patio. Latte bowl (bigger than any cup) for $3.50. Cash only.
There are many restaurants along Queen Street East in The Beach.
- Dufflet Pastries, 1917 Queen St E (1 block east of Woodbine Ave; 501 streetcar), ☎ +1 416-699-4900. Pastry shop.
- Ed's Real Scoop, 2224 Queen St. East (at Beech Ave.), ☎ +1 416 699-6100. Homemade ice cream and cones.
- Garden Gate Restaurant ("The Goof"), 2379 Queen St E (at Beach Ave). An local institution since 1952 serving Canadian Chinese cuisine, breakfast, hamburgers. Try blueberry pancakes. The restaurant's nickname comes from the restaurant's neon sign when half the lights for the words the "GOOD FOOD" burnt out leaving only "GOO F" illuminated. The effect is best seen on the east side of the restaurant's sign.
- Vi Vetha, 2485 Queen St. East (at Neville Park), ☎ +1 416 686-5688. Good brunch selections, served until 4PM.
Greektown & The Danforth
- Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave (½ east of Braodview Ave and Broadview Subway Station), ☎ +1 416 778-1804. Open 5-2 daily.. A genuine Irish pub that has the finest pour of Guinness in Toronto.
- The Feathers Pub, 962 Kingston Road (3 blocks west of Victoria Park; 502/503 streetcar or 22 Coxwell bus), ☎ +1 416 694-0443. Possibly Toronto's most British pub, and has over 460 single malt whiskies available.
- Murphy's Law Irish Pub, 1702 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON M4L 1G6 (At Kingston Road; 501/502/503 streetcars), ☎ +1 416-690-5516. Come in for a pint of Guinness and stay for hours at this genuine Irish establishment. Great for functions and get togethers.
Upper Leslieville is located along Gerrard Street, north of Queen Street East.
- Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Dr (Bus 31 to Ivy Ave or 506 streetcar to Greenwood Ave and walk 4 blocks north), ☎ +1 647-346-5001. Microbrewery and pub located in a workshop-style building along a semi-industrial lane in Upper Leslieville.
- Days Inn-Toronto Beaches, 1684 Queen St E (1 block west oft Kingston Road), ☎ +1 416 694-1177. 5-minute walk to the beach. Free breakfast and high speed internet.
- The Hazelton Hotel, 118 Yorkville Ave Toronto, Canada (1 block north and 1 block west of Bay Subway Station), ☎ +1 416 963-6300. Exclusive 5 star hotel. The rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished, with luxurious bathrooms with large baths. The hotel is actually west of the East End but, with the subway, you could be on The Danforth within minutes.
Public washrooms are located along the beach at Balmy Beach (at the foot of Silver Birch Ave.), Kew Gardens (at the foot of Lee Avenue), Ashbridge's Bay Park, Woodbine Beach Park.
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