In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A charming neighbourhood with four beautiful beaches, a vibrant commercial district, and a mix of Victorian and new-style houses.

Property Pulse

Homes in The Beaches include semi-detached Victorian houses with desirable features like gas fireplaces and walk-in closets.

Community Canvas

A diverse community of highly educated residents, including families with children and a mix of first and second-generation immigrants.

What You'll Love

Enjoy the lively atmosphere of Queen Street East, and of course, the sandy beaches.

Have a look around The Beaches.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with highly educated people, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. The Beaches (also known as "The Beach") is so named because of its four beaches situated on Lake Ontario. The commercial district of Queen Street East lies at the heart of The Beaches community. It is characterized by a large number of independent specialty stores. The side streets are mostly lined with semi-detached and large-scale Victorian, Edwardian and new-style houses. There are also low-rise apartment buildings and a few row-houses.

People & Families in The Beaches

Families with kids make up 38% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 23% of households and 34% of households are one person living alone. People in The Beaches come from 136 different ethnic origins, and 23% are first-generation immigrants, while 30% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

9,450

Neighbourhood Population

21,567

Household Size

  • 1 person - 34%
  • 2 persons - 31%
  • 3 persons - 13%
  • 4 persons - 14%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 34%
  • Non-family households - 3%
  • Families with children - 38%
  • Couples without children - 23%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 27%
  • 2 children - 27%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 17%
  • 15 to 64 years - 68%
  • 65 years and over - 13%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 37%
  • Irish - 29%
  • Scottish - 28%
  • Canadian - 23%
  • German - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 11%
  • 35 to 44 years - 20%
  • 45 to 54 years - 24%
  • 55 to 64 years - 21%
  • 65 to 74 years - 13%
  • 75 to 84 years - 5%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 8%
  • 30 to 39 years - 13%
  • 40 to 49 years - 16%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 11%
  • over 70 years - 5%

The Beaches Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 14 public schools, 7 Catholic schools, 2 private schools, and 1 alternative/special school serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Special Education School, Gifted/Talented Program, and Montessori.

Public Schools

14

Catholic Schools

7

Private Schools

2

Having Fun in The Beaches

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in The Beaches feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, swimming, skating, and water access. There are 11 parks in this neighbourhood, with 56 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 5.

Number of Parks

11

Number of Recreation Facilities

56

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 6
  • Dog Parks - 3
  • Pool - 1
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 10
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Community Centres - 3
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Skateboard Parks - 2
  • Beaches - 2
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facilities - 5
  • Trails - 11
  • Fitness/Weight Rooms - 2
  • Gyms - 3
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Getting Around in The Beaches

There are 118 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Coxwell Station. In The Beaches, there are a mix of vehicle and transit commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 90%
  • Commute to another city - 9%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 55%
  • Transit - 29%
  • Walk/bike - 12%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 30%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 29%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 17%
  • 60 minutes and over - 10%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 13%

Work and Education in The Beaches

This neighbourhood is popular with highly educated people, with 60% of adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher and 82% having any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 12%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 4%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 10%
  • $200,000 and over - 23%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 18%
  • Management occupations - 18%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 17%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 17%
  • Educational services - 11%
  • Finance and insurance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 67% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 27% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

The Beaches Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 38% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 13% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 27%
  • Semi-detached house - 15%
  • Duplex - 4%
  • Row house - 3%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 41%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 6%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 12%
  • Not condominium - 87%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 22%
  • 2 bedrooms - 24%
  • 3 bedrooms - 31%
  • No bedrooms - 2%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 20%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 10%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 2%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 5%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 6%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 2%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 2%
  • 1960 or before - 69%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 62%
  • Renter - 37%

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