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Smells like Hemingway might have got drunk here.
Vibe Daytrippers, Parkdale lovebirds, rollerbladers, kayak-friendly hot spot.
Unique features A citywide destination since the 1890s; 1921 pavilion (a relic from when Sunnyside was an amusement park); dragon boat races; patio that serves beer.
Sand specs Rock 'n' roll on the beach.
Extras First site of the Toronto Easter Parade; best pool in the city (opened in 1925) mere steps away; concession stands including former Joy Oil Gas Station, now undergoing restoration.
Getting there Parkside bridge via the Queen car, or the Waterfront Trail.
411 on H20 Can be a hazard to your health; severely affected by pollution from Humber River and Canada geese.
But much improved since construction of Western Beaches Storage Tunnel (2002) and stormwater management facilities (2007). One of three T.O. beaches sans Blue Flag.
Next wave More city dog patrols to herd pooping gulls and geese off the beach.