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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
+1 855-472-8687
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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
Thank WideWorldTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired the city bikes and cycled up here which did not take long. We were spoilt for choice for amazing food. In the end we decided upon rasta pasta. We opted for the jerk chicken and rice and peas which was 10/10. Would definitely...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, this is the Asian influences that attract Torontonians and visitors to this area. Step into one of the markets and discovers smells and sights you are not accustomed to. I have often wondered how that meat cleaver stays clear of the hand holding the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RideAMotorcycle
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first real market in Toronto over thirty years ago, has changed a lot to modernize for the newer generation. A must to see and taste of all ethnic culture in this great city. Surrounded by China Town and the widest street on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annie t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many cool shops. Coffee shops with plenty of seating are scarce but you shouldn’t be sitting- there are too many shops to visit. Second hand clothing stores. Prices range from $10 to over $500. If you can’t find anything- you’re not looking hard enough.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aretee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what is the attraction besides the many international food choices. The retail is junky touristy stuff. Close to Chinatown so an easy jog over. Maybe it would have been more interesting with a knowledgeable tour guide to talk about the history of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HappyJPTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can easily spend a day or two wandering the shops, eats, and streets of Kensington and Spadina. Pair this up with Chinatown and you definitely have 2 days. So much character, uniqueness, and energy in each little store or restaurant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those curious of chinatown, it is worth a visit Always noisy and busy, or u can call it vibrant and hype or happening. Definitely a place to look for asian food: dim sum, ramen, chinese dumplings, noodles, all the bbq pork and ducks. All...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank d0glover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kensington market is an annual place we always visit at least a few times a year--the walk up and down Spadina is a great experience The stores/ambiance/atmosphere/ Asian restaurants /bakeries are all great and reasonably priced --it offers so many different things to see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mjsbrokers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pink Canary is my new fav place in Kensington Market, it sell trendy/affordable women's clothing. The jumpers are to die for, and they sell bum push up jeans.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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20 November 2018|
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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!
24 July 2018|
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Didnt stay anywhere near there