The Beach feels more like a lakeside cottage town than an inner-city Toronto neighbourhood. It is a totally unique, outdoorsy, peaceful, and enormously community-oriented area that is both a tourist destination and a hugely desirable residential area. The major commercial shopping district is comprised of an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, and shops along Queen Street East which are frequented by locals and visitors seeking out shopping opportunities during their day at the beach. The beaches cinema is also a popular spot for beaches residents to relax and catch the latest movie. Situated just next to Kew Gardens Park on Queen Street East is The Beach branch of the Toronto Public Library.