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Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue

Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Kensington Market Food Tour
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're in chinatown, (which you have to go when you're in toronto), and have a few extra minutes to spare with nothing to do, kensington market is right there in a corner. It's just one street I believe, nothing much to see or do...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of "alternative" clothing, accessorie and restaurants. Well worth the visit. We didnt try to eat there instead we went north and ate at Free Times Cafe which was excellent.

Thank JKfromSA
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was so looking forward to visiting this area. But it must not have much activity until later in the day, as we saw very few places open around 10:00 AM. I was expecting to see a lot of market stalls with eclectic items, and...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved walking around Kensington Market, lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and nice graffiti! Lively area, we were lucky enough to enjoy the jazz festival that was taking place. I really recommend visiting it!

Thank GaliaMK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent multi-cultural atmosphere, shops, restaurants, Bars, foods, and music. We will be back. Engordar

Thank payaso48
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a gotta' visit and spend time in market. Lots of people of all descriptions, colorful shops filled with a never ending variety of goodies.

Thank danielwr2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went Friday afternoon, full of people and very crowded but in a good way. Full of young people and students, hipp and bohemian. Weed everywhere, alternative shops as well as some plain good old market stores. Many restaurants and bars. All in all interesting and...More

Thank ShirleyZH
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

But wouldn't necessarily go here for food. It was a fun few streets to walk through but for food and more farmers market and nice bites and good coffee, I recommend St. Lawrence.

Thank MyAbundance
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I wandered in to Kensington Market, in part to experience the Kensington Jazz Festival, but the experience was so much more. The variety of shops, food, people, activities is amazing. When we were there, it was 'wall to wall' people, wandering the...More

Thank tor46
Reviewed 1 week ago

The vendors along the Kensington Market are so cool to look at. Very colorful and artsy buildings. Right next Chinatown which was a fairly typical Chinatown. We enjoyed the walk. It was great exercise through interesting sites. A must see.

Thank Lenjoyce1
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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Response from Loverofnaturalfood | Reviewed this property |
always have cash, as you often get better deals
2 September 2015|
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Response from CubawithLove | Reviewed this property |
Kensington Market is a neighbourhood and it is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is a Bohemian place where you enjoy musical groups at night in the cafes.
16 July 2015|
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Response from TDotAyesha | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I believe there are in the park but I am not sure I would want to really use them. The park tends to be frequented by shady people and I have seen cops ticket people for drugs there on several occasions. I imagine... More