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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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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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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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+1 855-472-8687
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"vintage clothing"
in 56 reviews
"blue banana"
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"global cheese"
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"churros"
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"street art"
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"unique shops"
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"walk around"
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"hippie"
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"funky"
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"augusta"
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"thrift"
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"graffiti"
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"grungy"
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"stroll"
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"grocery"
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"diversity"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A bohemian neighbourhood known for its indie shops and vintage boutiques. The area is another haven for street art and is a very interesting visit, even if just for a walk through.

Thank Chelsea B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like shopping then I guess this is your spot. Shops everywhere unique styles and variety. Very diverse.

Thank fayblife
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a cool area that mixes old with gentrified. I bought a couple of old maps here from a guy that asked me why Americans like guns so much. I said I may be from the New World but I don't get half the (I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here as was recommended by a local friend and was not disappointed. There were many interesting cafes and restaurants hidden in here! The place is hip and has many photo taking spots! Must see if visiting Downtown Toronto

Thank felicia t
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kensington Market is an area, not a market in the traditional sense. Though quirky, I also found it to be rather unkempt and tatty. I did see Spiderman though.

Thank MMayKent
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kensington Market is just to the west of Chinatown and is the bohemian heart of Canada. Despite the name, it's not really a market like St. Lawrence - it's more of a neighborhood where a lot of different stores and restaurants are concentrated. It's definitely...More

1  Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great area to walk around lots of stores and food from all over the world to choose from. Good shopping in the district. The art work on the buildings is very unique.

1  Thank David F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to Kensington for 15 years and it's never disappointing. Vintage clothing, hipster foods, cheese shops, butchers and fish markets. Jerk chicken, burritos, local coffee roasters, army surplus, bars and restaurants. All great!

Thank nahalnytsa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kensington Market is a one of kind unique neighbouhood to the west of the downtown area of Toronto. 10 mintutes by streetcar, West from Yonge St & College. Kensington has a large quantity of different ethnic foods to choose from and all will send your...More

Thank Blandose
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit Some great little finds for coffee, drinks and street food snacks from Patties to Portuguese custard tarts Some great pop up style shops mixed in with an eclectic mix of small second hand curiosity stalls / shops Theres a great shop...More

1  Thank Jon W
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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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