The Beach is a neighbourhood situated along the shores of Lake Ontario. It is known for its strong sense of community, character and “small town” vibe. In addition to its plentiful natural attributes, the neighbourhood is home to many historical landmarks and iconic events, including the Beaches Arts and Craft Show and International Jazz Festival. The neighbourhood is filled with an array amenities including speciality shops, cafes, restaurants and great schools. There is an interesting mix of contemporary/modern, Victorian, Edwardian-style homes.