As soon as the weather permitted and the gorgeous sunshine came out to play in Toronto, the first thought was going to a beach and soaking up all that Vitamin D. We thought we would explore Balmy Beach and see what it has to offer.
For those of you who are not familiar with “The Beaches” area in Toronto, it is a neighborhood located east of downtown. The large strip is composed of four beaches: Woodbine Beach, Kew Beach, Scarboro Beach and Balmy Beach.
It is not a typical beach area, as you don’t notice many people actually going in the water for a swim. However, people can bring blankets and have a picnic, play in the sand, go tanning, play volleyball or go for a stroll on the dock. Lots of pet owners bring their dogs for a walk here. It is also a hot spot for cyclists and joggers.
Balmy Beach is the area of the strip located on the east side. The Balmy Beach Club is a non-profit organization for amateur athletes that was established in the early 1900s. It organizes various athletic events.
The Balmy Beach Park provides for a number of ourdoors activities such as bike trails, bowling greens, an off-leash area for dogs, a gymnasium, a playground, and various outdoor fitness equipment.
The off-leash dog area is an amazing spot for pet lovers, where dogs can enjoy some free play and socialize. Here are some of the superstars we have caught on camera enjoying a beautiful sunny day:
A nature walk on the dock, or even a picnic is the perfect way spend a day in Toronto especially when the weather is nice.
We noticed some interestingly shaped trees and an adorable sign that read “I love you beautiful” on our nature walk. Here some of the photographs we have captured while visiting Balmy Beach in the spring:
When you walk through the surrounding area, you will notice the beautiful houses and probably stare at them in awe for a while. There is a delightful mix of several architectural styles (old and new) when it comes to the houses.
If you haven’t checked out this area of Toronto yet, make sure to do so on your next visit! You won’t regret it.