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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“blue banana” (52 reviews)
“global cheese” (30 reviews)
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 58 reviews
"blue banana"
in 52 reviews
"global cheese"
in 30 reviews
"churros"
in 33 reviews
"street art"
in 37 reviews
"unique shops"
in 35 reviews
"walk around"
in 34 reviews
"fresh produce"
in 21 reviews
"hippie"
in 123 reviews
"funky"
in 135 reviews
"augusta"
in 38 reviews
"thrift"
in 30 reviews
"graffiti"
in 60 reviews
"grungy"
in 21 reviews
"stroll"
in 84 reviews
"grocery"
in 33 reviews
"diversity"
in 40 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After reading reviews I expected more of this area. Still upcoming it is more a mix of hipsters and freestyle. A few overpriced restaurants and fresh food shops and natural stores. A little dirty The art is none existent and only one green car

Thank LouiseAtlanta1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This used to be a wonderful area to visit. The whole area is run down, tired, and dirty. Much of the area looks like it is closed Parking in the area is horrendous. Not high on my list of places to go to visit.

Thank Ron A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An eclectic market of shops of many ethnicity, coffee shops, eateries and fast food. You can browse modern day "hippie" goods, head shops, resale clothing and more. Spend the day for coffee, light eats and then walk a short distance to China Town.

1  Thank akrumbein
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the historic market made famous by the many Jews and later Portuguese, Latin Aerican and Caribbean immigrants that settled or shopped there. Today it is largely a "market" for youthful weed-smoking neo-bohemians. There are fewer shops than ever, mainly replaced by coffee shops...More

1  Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had read some reviews - (although not all of them unfortunately)...Not that this would keep me away because I like to explore cities and the different areas they offer. BUT there was one that pretty much summed it up. "Good people watching...lots of retro-thrift...More

1  Thank Jill A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is so great a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Full of great shops Vintage,Retro and new. One of a kind finds forsure😉 Amazing places to eat. Make it a must do on your next visit to Toronto you won't be disappointed.

Thank Shawnda C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great street food and people watching Area; also great meat and fruit markets. We had jerk chicken at Rasta Pasta, seafood tacos at Gobenador, tortas, papusas, all were great.

Thank californiawithkids
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was disappointed with it smaller than what I thought bit of a walk from hop on hop off bus stop but people were helpful with directions

Thank skyegirl2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a lot going on in Kensington Market area. It's a neighborhood of misfits, miscreants, artists and freaks. There are a great number of tasty restaurants in this area. I'd recommend Millie's Crepierie, Seven Lives Tacos and Little Pebbles. I heard someone describe the area...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful community. Fabulous shops, brilliant conversations with strangers. Authentic Collective.

Thank Colleen M
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Nearby
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
30 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
14 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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