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Address: Spadina and Dundas | (From Queen to College and east and west of Spadina), Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E9, Canada
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

With more than 200,000 Chinese who reside in Toronto, visitors are...

With more than 200,000 Chinese who reside in Toronto, visitors are attracted to this lively and colorful district for bargain-shopping and restaurants.

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An interesting place to visit and get something different to eat

It worths if you spend half of a day exploring the place (which is not too big). There are several places to have something to eat and you might have a good time there. Nice place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our visit to Toronto, I like to come to China Town to get my fix of authentic Chinese food. Food is always flavourful and well presented. You just can't get certain foods like this in my hometown. So I always make a point of coming here. Well worth the trip.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It worths if you spend half of a day exploring the place (which is not too big). There are several places to have something to eat and you might have a good time there. Nice place for souvenirs.

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a classic chinatown .... wares and foods displayed and sold on the street. nik naks sold in stoes, cheap and delightful for little treasure hunters. chock a blockk with chinese restaurants to choose from , busy with chinese locals, always a good sign of quality of food offered. the area can be a little dirty as garbage isnt readily cleaned... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you come from a city like Melbourne or San Francisco you will find Toronto’s Chinatown to be a unique experience. There are many areas of the Greater Toronto Area with large Asian populations. I live in Mississauga. There are numerous Chinese markets within minutes of my home. And many Chinese restaurants. When I went to Chinatown recently for shopping... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone, you must visit this area of Toronto; go south of College street down Spadina, and you can also go east on Dundas from Spadina for more Chinatown, right to the Art Gallery of Ontario! (Make sure you check The Village by the Grange as well, (food and great findings, beads, charms shop), across from the big bronze sculpture (E... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and grabbed a few groceries . Love this vibrant neighborhood. .also bought phone protector.. I love a deal

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Tavistock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

By walking or driving through Chinatown you will learn a lot about their culture .Everything from the clothes they wear to the food they eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We spent hours walking around this downtown Toronto Chinatown,as there is so much to see and EAT!Endless,it makes me feel as if I'm back in Asia.Market stalls selling fresh produce everywhere,small eateries to Dim Sum restaurants....foodies heaven! I prefer here than other so called Chinatowns in Scarborough,Richmond or Markham.Because the last 3 are just alot chinese shops and restaurants mingles... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Love to go for Dim Sum as love to choose a variety of options from the carts but tons of other options for food. Hit the markets and shopping. Walk and shop.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I think Chinatowns are the same in any city you visit. I do recommend buying your souvenirs in this area because it is super cheap. Stuff like cute magnets, mugs, shot glasses and key chains are worth buying if you are in the area. I happened to walk through here getting somewhere else which is the only reason I came,... More 

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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 that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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