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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 855-472-8687
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had the best day ever with my BFF's, shopping for thrift store treasures, so many shops, so much fun! Ate the best tacos at Seven Lives where there's usually a big line up but for some reason I walked right in and ordered, had octopus...More

Thank conniey228
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kensington is loud, edgy, chaotic, and fun as heck! You can hear a hundred different languages spoken on the streets and in the shops and have, in a small three-by-four block square, a tremendous variety of experiences, from shopping for clothing, cheeses, meats, fish, to...More

Thank Rob Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is full of shops. Its a cool area to explore and style inspiration. Look up the cool overpriced vintage cloths, and then go buy them half-priced at Value Village.

Thank Sunny_g1234567890
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this area and it's definitely worth checking out. Very bohemian chilled atmosphere, random people and one off stores good for souvineer hunting

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the market and am glad I checked it out but just make sure you bundle up if you go during the winter. It was really cold. I think this would be a great place to go in the spring or fall. All kinds...More

Thank sberaun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not eat before you go to Kensington Market! Walk, eat, enjoy! Foods here for all appetites. Cheese shops, artisanal baked goods, spices to add to any meat and/or fish you may want to pick up to take home for dinner. You can also pick...More

Thank Sisterhoodofhetravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's no place in the country quite like the Kensington Market! The hippie vibe translates into several funky used clothing shops, cool Mexican, Spanish, and Cuban casual restaurants and coffeeshops...try Wanda's skyHigh Pie Cafe. Tom's Clothing Shop has been an institution for decades--great prices! Cheese...More

Thank Pattie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must see! Kensington Market is one of Toronto’s signature of culture and dining. Surrounded by great (and cheap) restaurants and nice gelatos, this place is pure magical. You can see a vibrant community on summer or a shy - but welcoming...More

Thank Tathy_Nit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to check out. If you’re into hippy culture, you’ll love it. No corporate presence here (in the market - maybe a bit on Spadina) - a lot of local shops and eats. The shops are a little grungy and the ones that aren’t are...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go to this area and walk around for hours and hop into so many stores and restaurant. You never know what you will find!

Thank MichelleK28
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 Loverofnaturalfood | Reviewed this property |
always have cash, as you often get better deals
2 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