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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 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
Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Too bad we are so far!!! I miss the atmosphere!!! It most certainly is one of my favourite places to visit in Toronto. We went twice in four days!!!

Thank Marcel P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots to see, lots to explore, provides a refreshing shift from the newer parts of the city. Lots of independent businesses where they offer old school type of service. Some great food places still exist within the area and it's cool to support smaller businesses...More

Thank AntiguaRon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love Kensington market, especially in the spring but there is always something to do on the weekends, everything from live bands to open air clothing sales! The food is so good here especially Mexican food! The markets are fresh and the streets are bursting...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historical market in Toronto Diwntown. Lots of places to eat at with over 15-20 different cultures presented there overall. Most of the places are not expensive at all. For expensive stuff you’d have to go to the Baldwin area just across Spadina.

1  Thank Andriy V. S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend going here and spending the day. You can sample so many different nationalities dishes in an afternoon. Get a hotel and spend a full day enjoying the patios. You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning. :)

1  Thank dewy1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This neighbourhood has SUCH charm, and so many wonderful little stores for everything from food to take home and cook, food to eat on site, clothing and gift items. You can just wander for hours, poking in and out of interesting places. In the summer...More

1  Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique one of a kind stores. Amazing street art fills the alley walls. This is the Haight/Ashbury of Toronto. Went to an Amazing burger joint too when visiting.

1  Thank Hess02025
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some alternative fashion stores, unique restaurants, but the whole area is more like a dying place. Although I didnt like the street, we found a good vegan restaurant with fresh food: Hibiscus.

Thank Enikő K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a market in the normal sense it’s a collection of streets with various clothes shops old and new arty shops small cafes of different ethnic styles,ok to spend a couple of hours

1  Thank Philip Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the nest place to shop local items and a must visit if you are in Toronto. You have a lot of chinese market and vendors around as well.

1  Thank Prax_Toronto
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
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15 February 2017|
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Response from Loverofnaturalfood | Reviewed this property |
always have cash, as you often get better deals
3 September 2015|
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Response from CubawithLove | Reviewed this property |
Kensington Market is a neighbourhood and it is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is a Bohemian place where you enjoy musical groups at night in the cafes.
16 July 2015|
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Response from TDotAyesha | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I believe there are in the park but I am not sure I would want to really use them. The park tends to be frequented by shady people and I have seen cops ticket people for drugs there on several occasions. I imagine... More