The boundaries of the Upper Beach district generally lie south of the C.N rail track between Danforth Ave and Gerrard Street East, from Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue down to Kingston Road. Since it is only a short 10 minute walk down to the lake from most of these streets, this also makes this area a very desirable location.
There are a mix of homes ranging from very affordable smaller semi-detached homes to the huge stone mansions just off of Main Street along Benlamond Drive and Swanwick Avenue. There is also a newer development of detached, semi-detached and townhouse style homes on the north side of Gerrard St.E. for those looking for more modern styles of homes.
One of the best things about this neighbourhood is it is located close to everything...the beach, transit, Danforth Ave, Churches, shopping, schools, Ted Reeve Arena with its two rinks, baseball fields and soccer fields, Centre 55 Community centre…it’s all within minutes from this neighbourhood. .
SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Adam Beck Community Centre is adjacent to Adam Beck Junior Public School. This allows for a shared use of space between Toronto Parks and Recreation and the Adam Beck School Community.
SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES
Norway Junior Public School is located on Kingston Road, one block east of Woodbine.
Adam Beck Junior Public School is a mid sized school with over 400 students. This 80 year old school located has a great Arts Program. This school is a a certified GOLD Ecoschool which means the students staff and community are doing its best to reduce the environmental impact of the school and they are trying to make the school greener. Adam Beck is a dual track school offering both the English (JK-Grade 6) and the French (Senior Kindergarten - Grade 6) programs.
Beaches Alternative school (BAS) was opened in 1976 and currently shares space with Kimberley School. The school is located at 50 Swanwick Ave in the Upper Beaches. The school has classes from Junior Kindergarden to grade 6.This is a very popular program and entry into this school is done through a lottery process. Please contact the school for more details about the acceptance process.
Bowmore Road PS is both a junior (grades 1-6) and senior (grades 7-8) public school which is located on Bowmore Road, south of Gerrard Street East between Woodbine and Coxwell.
Kimberly Junior Public school -This JK to Grade 6 public school was originally know as Mary Street School. Kimberley Junior Public School is situated at the corner of Main and Swanwick Streets in the Upper Beaches of East Toronto. Built in 1897 this is a small community school that shares its facilities with the Beaches Alternative School, which has four first-floor classrooms.
With two subway stations within walking distance, residents have many transportation options. The area is served by the 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston Road streetcar routes along Kingston Road and the 506 Carlton streetcar along Gerrard, which both run out of Main Street Station on the subway line