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Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue

Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 855-472-8687
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Kensington Market Food Tour
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
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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 community. You can find any food on the planet in Kensington Market. It is not an uncommon thing to find a festival in Kensington Market making the bohemian party atmosphere complete. Tip for Kensington, take the transit. Streets are packed and traffic is insane, parking is non-existent.
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  • Average13%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chinatown
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"vintage clothing"
in 57 reviews
"blue banana"
in 52 reviews
"global cheese"
in 30 reviews
"churros"
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"street art"
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"unique shops"
in 34 reviews
"walk around"
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"hippie"
in 118 reviews
"funky"
in 131 reviews
"augusta"
in 37 reviews
"thrift"
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"graffiti"
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"stroll"
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"grocery"
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"diversity"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great bars, restaurants, and shops in this area! Crowd here seems young and fun but not rowdy. Great way to spend an evening for after-dinner drinks.

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent 4 hours walking around Kensington market area. There were alot of shops and places to eat. Alot of ethnic food loved it. We tried Spanish and Mexican both were good. Lots of people and lots of painted murals. Just a few streets away...More

Thank baghdadlian
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We headed here to look for fresh Mexican products for a special Mexican dinner. There were a few places that had products from Latin countries. We picked up a few things and now know where to go for more. So many crazy and unique shops...More

Thank Garry S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want a glimpse of how Toronto was formed, have a wander through Kensington Market. Truely multicultural, Hip, Urban, a little new, a little old, something for everyone. Yes, it's full of Hipsters, but this might be where the movement was created. Show up...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Kensington Market is my favorite place in all of the city and a proud Toronian my entire life this is where I go to escape If everything from amazing craft Brews to a wide range of different Cuisines to thrift shops and you can even...More

Thank Mitch R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't even realize how close Kensington Market is to Chinatown and found it unexpectedly. A laid back neighborhood that has some interesting shops and restaurants. This is a good place to spend a couple of hours if you want a break from the hustle...More

Thank adrianna24sings
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One recent poster has described the Kensington Market area as being "great if you like different lifestyles". I suppose that that is a diplomatic way of putting things. I would describe it as being pretty run down - and yes, there were what may be...More

Thank OBoulez
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Toronto for two weeks on business and stayed at the Kensington suites just around the corner. Kept on coming back here for the atmosphere and people watching. Great fun.

Thank Gethin E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many people like this place I believe because of some hippie atmosphere. Prices are very high I assume because it is more a touristic place than typical market.

Thank Oko O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on a beautiful sunny day with amazing blue skies so the colours of the streets were vibrant and cheerful. I enjoyed a quick lunch and made nice pictures of the Graffitis & cute houses. 1-2 hours is enough for a visit.

Thank Zenepina
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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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Francis Q
31 March 2018|
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Response from Alessandro B | Reviewed this property |
Quite simple walk to jane and finch and take the 35 or 195 bus to jane station. get a transer and from jane station go to spadina station eastbound and once your at spadina take the 510 streetcar and get off at nassau street... More
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Cherie M
30 March 2018|
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Response from Sisterhoodofhetravel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to take so long in responding - just rec’d message today. I would not take a car into this area as parking would. Be challenging and it is wel serviced by the TTC by four different streetcar routes, Spadina streetcar... More
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xxarg2016
15 February 2017|
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Response from Loverofnaturalfood | Reviewed this property |
always have cash, as you often get better deals
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