Upper Beaches

Upper Beaches Neighbourhood History

What is known as The Upper Beaches today was once known as “Norway”. It is believed that the name Norway came from the native Norway Pine trees that were prevalent in the area at the time. The harvesting of these trees was one of the dominant industries at that time. At one point in the 1800’s, there was a toll gate located at the intersection of Woodbine Avenue & Kingston Road as many visitors would make their way to the community now known as The Beaches to enjoy the different amusement parks that were once located in that area.

Upper Beaches Neighbourhood Today

The Upper Beaches is one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Residents of The Upper Beaches enjoy a similar lifestyle as the neighbouring “Beaches” community located just to the south of The Upper Beaches. The Upper Beaches neighbourhood consists of similar style homes as The Beaches / The Beach community, including townhomes, duplexes, semi-detached homes, detached homes as well as low rise condos and apartment buildings. Historically, The Upper Beaches has consisted of slightly more affordable housing options when compared to “The Beaches” proper, making it an attractive community for young couples and families who are looking to make a transition from condo living to living in a home. The Upper Beaches is also an attractive community for professionals who work in the downtown core and the Financial District as it is a relatively short commute by car and many residents prefer to take the “Main Go Train” from the Go station located at 213 Main Street, Toronto, near Main and Gerrard. The Upper Beaches is the perfect place to call home for individuals who love the beach, tree-lined streets, older homes with lots of character, outdoor activities and more. The Upper Beaches is a great community for families, couples and singles. Regardless of your specific situation, I’m confident you will enjoy calling The Upper Beaches home. I know I do!



Upper Beaches Properties & Real Estate

The Upper Beaches is known for its charming and historic homes as well as its tree-lined streets. Many of the homes date back to the 1800’s and 1900’s. Many homes still maintain their old character on the exterior with updated contemporary finishes on the interior. You can also find many homes that have kept their original design on the inside and out. The Upper Beaches include newer and older townhomes, semi-detached homes, detached homes, duplexes and low-rise condos and apartments. Unlike The Beaches neighbourhood to the south, The Upper Beaches consists of slightly more affordable housing options, making it a popular neighbourhood for young families, young couples, young professionals and empty nesters looking to downsize.

Thinking About Making A Move?

Thinking about buying a home in The Upper Beaches or thinking about selling your home Upper Beaches home? As a local resident, award-winning Upper Beaches real estate agent and a parent who chooses to raise their children in this beautiful community, I know the Upper Beaches neighbourhood, schools, businesses and real estate extremely well. I’ve helped many clients successfully sell and buy their homes and condos and I would be happy to help you with achieving your real estate objectives. Contact me today to discuss how I can help you and with any questions you may have about the current market. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Upper Beaches Real Estate


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Upper Beaches Local Business Directory

Below are some of the most prominent businesses within the Upper Beaches and surrounding area.



Morning Parade Coffee

1952 Gerrard St E, Toronto


Paws World

763 B Woodbine Ave, Toronto


Yes Food Fair

1940 Gerrard St E, Toronto


The Corner Spot

1917 Gerrard St E, Toronto


The Make Station

1925 Gerrard St E, Toronto


Beach Hill Smoke House

172 Main St, Toronto


In Bloom Flower Shop

163 Main St, Toronto


Toothlife Studio

763 Woodbine Ave Unit A, Toronto


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