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Address: Spadina and Dundas | (From Queen to College and east and west of Spadina), Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E9, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Old Chinatown Food Tour
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown

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China town foot massage

I definitely recommend to pass through china town. It's adjacent to AGO museum. After you walked a lot, I would recommend a 1 h footmassage for around 30$. You will definitely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I definitely recommend to pass through china town. It's adjacent to AGO museum. After you walked a lot, I would recommend a 1 h footmassage for around 30$. You will definitely feels energized after wards. Always go to one shop, south side of Dundas street, with green foot stickers guiding the way up to level one.

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Scottsville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Chinatown is filled with a lot of low-end shops and authentic Chinese cuisine. A lot of Traditional Chinese Medicine apothecaries and treatments centers. Easy to get to and felt very safe. It would help to know Mandarin.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This area has welcomed many different nationalities to Toronto...a highways of sorts. Toronto's China Town is always both unique and welcoming to all visitors whether locals or tourists. Many fine restaurants welcome diners to Traditional Chinese Fare. Many shops offer inexpensive and premier Chinese products .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Toronto has many asians that live and work there. Chinatown is the older version of modernization. Its been there for a long time and I always make it there to see the older vintage place where many eateries and stores reside. It gives Toronto a cultural slice that is unique for peeps of all enthnicies. There are bakeries, shops, restaurants,... More 

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

always love visiting chinatown when in toronto! It was raining this trip, so we bought umbrellas and made a quick trip of it, but will for sure be back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Ate at Rolsin, 2013 / 2014 best dimsum resto. A different view of Toronto Chinese Culture concentrated in a walkable and safe area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Walked from lunch at LaiWahHeen restaurant in Hilton (good dim sum though pricey) to Art Gallery of Ontario, to Kensington Market along Dundas and Spandina, with stop at a foot massage place for a 45 min treatment.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We enjoyed a cheap Saturday night meal here at a crowded Chinese restaurant. Otherwise I thought the area was dingy and drab, and way below Melbourne (Australia's Chinatown, which is all the more surprising given Canada's obviously large and growing ethnic Chinese population. The diaspora ought to put some of its skills to use here to clean up teh area.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Compared to some of the world's other Chinatowns, this Chinatown was average. I went in with high expectations considering the huge Chinese population in Canada. Unfortunately, this Chinatown left much to desire. I'd only recommend dropping by if going for Chinese food.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A few blocks of shops. Mostly dirty and smelly, nothing special other than some good restaurants and groceries.

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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 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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