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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
As featured in 3 Days in Toronto
Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 855-472-8687
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 September 2005

Walking out of China town, you take a turn in one of the streets to find yourself in a neighborhood where cultural diversity is a day to day reality: Rasta people, latinos, asian, alternatives, new wave youth, shoppers... everybody find his way! Cool bars, restaurants...More

67  Thank Pathfinder29722
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 August 2005

A fabulous multi-ethnic experince this could be, resembling Notting Hill in London... wonderful vibe... however, the neighbourhood looks like riots took place. Houses appear burned down, extremely poorly maintained, structuraly dirt and trash all over the place... simply disgusting... what a shame.

25  Thank Hollander
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is something for everyone here. From coffee shops to small markets. And the scenery was beautiful of course. Worth visiting and it’s down the street from China Town.

Thank zairarebollar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much character in this area. Amazing thrift shopping, great food to be had... I just love this area

Thank tbomb13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for a walk around this area after it was recommended. Close to Chinatown which had good restaurants. This market street and shops were more like handcraft shops. Didnt think this was that good.

Thank RogerJ487
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did Kensington market by a food tour. Otherwise there are too many places on the side streets we probably wouldn't have seen if we hadn't.

Thank mmbologna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is in downtown. If you visit this place it’s better to take some time in hand. Huge place with creative arts on the wall and street shopping. Though they aren’t very cheap but it’s worth taking a walk on the pavement. There’s many restaurants...More

Thank fionamei27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read about this place and couldn't quite understand the buzz about it, until I visited the market. This is a really neat place and home to some pretty cool food. Definitely try Seven lives Taco while here. It is one of the best Taco's...More

1  Thank Mythri H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to rate this higher but it is just in need of some TLC. The mix of types of shops, restaurants and other things is off A WIDE variety. The pie shop was FANTASTIC!! it is worth checking out if you want some or...More

Thank w m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought when I was Ubering that we were going to marketplace indoors. Nope, it’s just a few streets of really interesting thrift stores made out of old houses and food places. So cool!! Wait to eat until you come here. There are so many...More

Thank knoblock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A tourist destination not worth the time. After a lengthy search at securing a parking spot at a green “P” lot, and paying every half hour with a max of around $35.00 (!!!), we were excited to explore this much talked about area of Toronto....More

Thank julie c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is reallly fun to go there for a walk, and enjoy the little shops. Good thrift shopping. It is really inspiring to walk around.

Thank Vallenmtl
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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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24 July 2018|
Response from skyegirl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Can't find the question
24 July 2018|
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Response from sauchie32 | Reviewed this property |
Didnt stay anywhere near there
23 July 2018|
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Response from 251garrys | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the question is here but there are still pockets of wonderfully kitschy stuff to be found here. For me it was about the different cultures and their foods represented.
22 July 2018|
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Response from Janetgray | Reviewed this property |
It is an eclectic place, and well worth seeing.
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Response from rona2013 | Reviewed this property |
I did not get ticket But I fully agree