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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 3 days ago via mobile

I have visited Toronto several times but it’s the first time that I visited Kensington Market. It’s a great little gem if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and discover what Toronto is really like. One of the...More

Thank leoniemaciag
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cosy and beautiful place in Toronto. You can smell diversity and peace walking side-by-side there. There are also lots of good places to eat in.

Thank Antonio N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Shopping, restaurants, head shops and interesting characters. Nothing special to buy, most of the stores are shabby and old, merchandise is mostly secondhand and unusual, but there are a few new places. Easy to buy pot if that is what you are looking for and...More

Thank havetoloveit
Reviewed 5 days ago

This wonderful old neighbourhood in central Toronto offers a great variety of food offerings, unique shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. While changes move in, thankfully most of the character that makes this neighbourhood a special destination, still remains. Vintage clothing shops, vegetable and fruit stands,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

There was a time when Kensington Market was a really unique place. It's still interesting to be sure, but by and large surpassed by other areas in Toronto such as Queen St W and the Distillery, to name just a couple. I still shop at...More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to walk around and shop . There are lots of stores that sell 2nd hand clothes. If you have time , there are bargains to be found.

Thank Pccapri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Off of China Town is still a raw undeveloped unique Coffee shops ,cheese ,meats and still a lot of mom and pop shops. I believe as big developers will slowly buy up everything and this will be gone in 10-20 years as the land is...More

Thank michaelO1421KO
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area has a hippie like atmosphere in Toronto, going back many years. There are boutiques with a bohemian vibe, lots of outdoor street market foods, restaurants and fresh produce. I loved the ethnic diversity and the bakery shops the most. Parking is not good!

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating area with very diverse shops, cafes and people. Prices vary from very cheap to super expensive. Probably a lot trendier than it used to be, which is a bit of a shame.

Thank EmmaE1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toro to is all about diversity. Culture is part of this amazing city. This is a great place to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables as well as picking up those pieces of hand crafted art work.

Thank Susanne D
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Nearby
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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Didnt stay anywhere near there
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Response from Garry S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the question is here but there are still pockets of wonderfully kitschy stuff to be found here. For me it was about the different cultures and their foods represented.
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