About the Beaches
Welcome to the #1 resource for information on what’s going on at The Toronto Beaches! Join for free now to stay updated on news and happenings at the beaches! Our site puts you in touch with the pulse of the Greater Toronto Area’s most diversified and happening waterfront entertainment location. With several kilometres of boardwalk surrounded by sandy beach, scores of volleyball nets and a lakeshore breeze giving you a clear view of the lake and watercraft of all types. We invite you to come down and see the broad range of activities and individuals, both young and old, enjoying quality time at the Beaches. Get your team registered for our huge Heatwave Volleyball Tournament for Sick Kids, check out the Beaches Jazz Festival or just enjoy the view from the patio of The Boardwalk Pub...the list goes on and on. The following list of activities will give you a more complete idea of some of the many things to do and see at the Beaches:
The community in The Beaches area in Toronto started in 1793 and has a long and vibrant history. It started when the area was divided into lots by Alexander Aitken for Lieutenant Governor John Simcoe and the new owners, or their heirs, developed roads and settlements. As the villages grew, some owners fashioned recreational areas, which they often opened to the local population. Word spread and by the 1870's The Beaches became the summer resort for the residents of Toronto. As these small villages grew into Towns the City of Toronto eventually incorporated them into the City framework. In 1910 to 1920, the local governments began to buy the land that many of the private and commercial recreational areas occupied. Property purchases and renovation work progressed slowly, but in 1932 the Beaches Park opened and there has been no looking back, as growth and development in this area has continued.
Now, it is one of the most sought-after areas in the city and a place where locals and tourists alike, flock to for a relaxing evening walk, some good entertainment or just to look out on the serene waterfront. This website offers you the chance to stay up-to-date on events and other news that may be happening at your Toronto Beaches!