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Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown

  • 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 Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
From USD 40.66
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (58)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
What an interesting and wonderful experience!

Mike was an outstanding guide and provided and exceptional experience! We had a full tour of both areas packed with interactions with merchants and shopkeepers! The insights and information Mike provided truly helped to make this one of our most memorable experiences. My daughter and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank E186GWdavids
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile
Great tour

We just arrived in Toronto and wanted to get to know more about the city. This really helped us Mike is full of knowledge and makes the tour really interesting. Highly recommends.

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 27 November 2018
Very insightful and knowledgable guide - Mike’s a good guy too!

A nice small group of five people walking around Kensington and Chinatown area. We sampled cheese curds, local freshly made bagel and had a nice coffee at Jimmys. Learnt the history of Chinatown and how multicultural this city is. Mike had all the answers to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dane88tse
Reviewed 25 November 2018
cold but fun

On a bitterly cold & windy day, my husband and I were the only two people silly enough to do a walking tour. TIm was a great guide, and it was fun to walk around Kensington--such a contrast to all the steel and glass of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank silk51
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Great Tour with Tim

We booked an early tour on Sunday morning. 2 adults with our teenage daughter. Tim took us for 2 fascinating hours. Hidden spots among with popular places. We would probably never reached these places without the tour. it is even not mentioned in our guide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GezundhaitYigal
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Jesus C
3 November 2018|
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I’m not certain but believe the tour is only offered at 10:00 AM. It was a highlight of our visit to Toronto.
Teresa D
26 June 2018|
Response from Tenisha B |
I parked in the lot directly behind the Art Museum. Cost $20 cad.