As the primary route linking the settlements east of Toronto, Kingston Road was the first area of the Beach to be settled. That village vibe still exists today, making Kingston Road Village a city favourite for its lively mix of deep tradition and urban edge.
This Upper Beach enclave brims with specialty shops and boutiques, like Beach Sound Records, a vinyl collector’s dream, Custom Antiques, and Ava’s Appletree. Gourmet and artisanal food shops abound, from Courage Foods to The Art of Cheese to Fallingbrook Market and Cafe. For local flavour, look no further than the area’s many coffee shops, such as Savoury Grounds, which roasts its own coffee on premise.