Running between Coxwell Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue on Queen Street East, The Beach offers up the best access to Lake Ontario. Parks, biking paths, the boardwalk and beach volleyball courts contribute to the relaxed vibe of this part of town. Known for its close-knit community, The Beach houses cottage-style homes built in the late 1800s, as well as newer heritage-inspired homes and condos. Access to Queen Street means local pubs, restaurants and shops are a quick jaunt away. And for more entertainment, head over to Kew Gardens — the large public park offers many festivals and concerts, including the popular Beaches International Jazz Festival every July.