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Kensington Market is just to the west of Chinatown and is the bohemian heart of Canada, based in a multicultural history it is now a flurry of independent stores, restaurants, bars and shops that bring the world's foods to one tightly knit...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Summertime is the best time to visit Kensington. Food, books, music, incense, military gear.... You name it , you could find it in Kensington. It is like a scavenger hunt. So many places, so much culture.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank melt360
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its a market just off the beaten path in downtown toronto. It could stand some sprucing up, but has been around forever. You can go there to eat in some nice restaurants or you can go to the market which they have in any major...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gizmo4ever
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cool area to go and eat in. We spent an hour eating donuts, empanadas, and fries. The main stops were Big Empanada and Moo Friets. Dipping was worth the wait for donuts.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JCFuN1017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a cute little area. Everything is so unique and weird, I loved it! Even if you don’t feel like shopping I still would find it fun to go and browse.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank I3512BBjordanp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kensington Market is a place with ethnic diversity. Neighboring Chinatown, it was established by immigrants of Europe and Latin America. This market still retains its humble root. Don't visit for its glamour, as there isn't much of it. Visit for its raw ethnicity and character....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GuyFromTheSix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there on a warmer day in the middle of the winter. The streets and side walls were muddy. The market has lot stores for vintage shopping. I would strongly recommend to visit Courage-My love store there. The market has a lot of cafes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sachinsoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wander away from the chain stores and coffee shops and experience the amazing smells and diverse produce found on Spadina and in the Kensington Market. Love this area with all its vintage stores, food shops and eating place. Lots of wall art to photograph, strange...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cossyann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just did not see the value of this area. Seedy, dirty & a general craphole disguised as being one of the top ten places to visit in Toronto.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

if you're into bar hopping, little jazz shows, thrifting and diverse this is definitely the place to be! Pedestrian Sundays are a little crowded but other than that they're always something going on in the market.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Q4371RBsarahs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this eclectic area that is always full of energy! So many different stores with different products and produce. Especially love the artisan and organic focus. Always a great place to shop, eat or just watch people!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the
largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas
Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a
wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs
and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and
products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces
...More
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Symphonybassoonist
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Response from elizabeth c | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, missed your question. Kensington Market and Chinatown close to each other. Honestly did not like either. Not a fan of second hand shops and Chinatown does not have a lot to offer. So really disappointed in both... More
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Bigoted chappy?
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Response from sauchie32 | Reviewed this property |
Didnt stay anywhere near there
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