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This walking tour begins at the southwest corner of McCaul Street and Dundas Street West beside the Art Gallery of Ontario. Meet and greet the guide and the rest of the small group and prepare for two hours of adventure around the Kensington Market and Chinatown neighborhoods.

Together, Chinatown and Kensington Market are often bustling, friendly places to visit. Each has its own distinctively different reputation for local and international delicacies, unique vendors and specialty shops — like nowhere else in Toronto. Because they are located right next to one another, it provides a perfect opportunity to explore both in a relatively short amount of time.

Kensington Market is a distinctively multicultural neighborhood, evolving from a working-class Jewish market into a working-class bohemian market. With so many different immigrants settling here over the past century, there is now an ample variety of colors, sounds and flavors from all over the world. Witness the vintage shops, cafes, bakeries and bars, plus the plethora of bare brick walls that have been artfully covered with stunning graffiti murals and street art.

One street over is Chinatown, an area that was first developed in the late 19th century. Enjoy learning about the local stories and interesting history of Canada's largest Chinese community and one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. It’s also one of the busiest areas of the city, with shops, restaurants, historic monuments and more extending along Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, located to the west of the center of the city.

The tour ends at the Dragon City Shopping Centre.
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Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue
The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario
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Discover two of Toronto's most colorful and multicultural neighborhoods — Kensington Market and Chinatown — on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Toronto’s legendary Chinatown. Then explore the unique, bohemian atmosphere of Kensington Market, one of Toronto’s most popular and eclectic neighborhoods. Learn about the history of these areas and visit the locally-owned and operated eateries, unique shops and produce markets while wandering the hidden lanes and alleyways, whose brick walls are filled with stunning graffiti and street art.
  • 2-hour small-group walking tour of Kensington Market and Chinatown
  • Learn about these two eclectic neighborhoods from your professional local guide
  • Explore unique shops; visit historical sites; and admire stunning graffiti and street art
  • Small-group size with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Something different

What makes this tour different from others is Mike's knowledge of the places and people and his commitment to involving everyone, explaining Canadian life and history through the comparison with other countries and cultures. His kindness and his friendly attitude make the two hours fly,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Tour

Great tour! Got this for a Birthday present and was really thrilled with the tour. Guide mike was very informative and really knew the area. Strongly recommend!

Thank bigmatt623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Leisurely Walk-Lots to Learn

This was our second tour with Mike. He is knowledgeable, charismatic and represents Canadians well. Learned a lot about Toronto’s history, places to go, sights to see, food to eat and what makes Toronto Toronto. Tour is at a leisurely pace. We met people from...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Definitely recommend!

We had a tour this am with Mike who lives in the area and was very friendly, knowledgeable and made this two hour tour lots of fun. A great way to learn about Toronto especially this area. Lots of interesting facts. Just 8 people on...More

Thank lorrainek25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Locals View of Ttoronto

Tim was our guide. He was fantastic. DEFINITELY WORTH YOUR TIME & MONEY. So much to see & love. The Park & murals were my favorite. Ate at Mother’s Dumplings. Food was good. Loved the tour of Kensington Market.

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