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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
Old Toronto
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days 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
Thank MANUTD070
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Honestly, i don't understand the appeal of this section of Toronto. It's dirty, you always have to step around large piles of waste, you have to deal with somewhat aggressive street people, and every other business is vacant. Not sure how to fix this area,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NhanukUnYun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant little spot to shop and brouse Two floors of shops. Nice peameal Bacon sandwiches upstairs and future bakery is also a joy. Great cheese shops. Good place to go in poor or cold weather.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank originalbriandeyoung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by a friend, we went to visit this area of older homes and shops. As it was a cool fall weekday, the market was likely not at its best. It did offer a glimpse into local neighbourhoods.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must when you’re in Toronto! Stop by at King’s Cafe for a great lunch - one of the healthiest Chinese food I’ve ever come across :))

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 50selcant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot to visit in Summer...my favourite places are the Moo Frites (french fries taken to the next level) adorned with a choice of out of the norm dipping sauce. Sauce with wasabi etc...lots to choose from...another place is the patty shop Carribbean foods &...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank aryleneoliver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well... not all reviews can can be great reviews. In saying that, Kensington and Spadina Avenue are for those who don’t mind the great deals and cheap eats can look past one of the most dirty and unkept areas in Toronto, then look no further....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jordan3333333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of good places to eat from all over- great to do a food trip here. We liked the veg cafe- Hibiscus?- and the popcorn place (cant remember name). Lots of interesting people- young, old, hippies, backpackers. - blue banana has interesting knick knacks

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank torrent_Mla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going down to Kensington market on a Sunday afternoon. The ambiance is neat, eclectic, cool and downright funky. Lots of gluten/vegan options at both the bakeries and restaurants in the area. The fruit/veggie markets are reasonable, the fish store divine and the neighbourhood...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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Response from wfefolt | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are two completely divergent places... Each uniquely satisfying for sights, sounds and flavors! Enjoy!
25 July 2018|
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Response from sauchie32 | Reviewed this property |
Didnt stay anywhere near there