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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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Hit the markets and eating spots

Love to go for Dim Sum as love to choose a variety of options from the carts but tons of other options for food. Hit the markets and shopping. Walk and shop.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch and grabbed a few groceries . Love this vibrant neighborhood. .also bought phone protector.. I love a deal

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Tavistock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By walking or driving through Chinatown you will learn a lot about their culture .Everything from the clothes they wear to the food they eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent hours walking around this downtown Toronto Chinatown,as there is so much to see and EAT!Endless,it makes me feel as if I'm back in Asia.Market stalls selling fresh produce everywhere,small eateries to Dim Sum restaurants....foodies heaven! I prefer here than other so called Chinatowns in Scarborough,Richmond or Markham.Because the last 3 are just alot chinese shops and restaurants mingles... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to go for Dim Sum as love to choose a variety of options from the carts but tons of other options for food. Hit the markets and shopping. Walk and shop.

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Thank Karen L
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think Chinatowns are the same in any city you visit. I do recommend buying your souvenirs in this area because it is super cheap. Stuff like cute magnets, mugs, shot glasses and key chains are worth buying if you are in the area. I happened to walk through here getting somewhere else which is the only reason I came,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to walk and have good meals. You can visit lots of stores and buy gifts for everybody.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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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 8 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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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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