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Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue

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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Address: Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: Kensington Market is just to the west of Chinatown and is the bohemian...
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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Vibrant & lively market!!

If you are looking for something different and interesting than this is the place!! The market is very colorful, cheap and unusual options! There are some interesting restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I’m a really picky consumer. I expect great service, quality products and reasonable prices. Toronto’s Kensington Market is where I prefer to do my grocery shopping because I’ll always get the service, quality and value that I’m looking for along with a little something extra. I do shop at my neighbourhood big name grocery store but really prefer shopping at... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for something different and interesting than this is the place!! The market is very colorful, cheap and unusual options! There are some interesting restaurants too. This place has very welcoming feel. Must visit!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of a kind sightseeing in Toronto, mixture of tendencies, flavours, colours, diversity of people, welcoming atmosphere. A world of possibilities to explorer, either window shopping, gastronomy, or just to amuse your eyes with the most eclectic community. You must visited.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun and interesting food and restaurant options (cheap too) as well as great people watching. It's almost like a little sample of how crazy and fast paced life is in Asia.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a free-spirited place with an eclectic collection of wares, then Kensington Market is the place for you! The buildings are colorful, the shoppers all appear to be laid back, and there is an eclectic variety of shops. You can get a tattoo, have a scoop of gelato, buy fresh meats, cheeses, and produce, snag some vintage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Loved the attractive neighborhood. Unfortunately it's over crowded and there is no parking. If you are visits take public transportation.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

For those of you who live Camden market in the UK this is a much smaller version. Really quirky place selling a range of different things. There's a really good bagel place in the middle of it also!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Walking around Kensington Market was very eclectic and cultural! However the stores were overpriced. The clothing there was very unique though with lots of vintage clothes and stores. A rad day especially with a choice of culturally different places to eat.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I love this place! It's so off-beat and hipster and funky. My favourite times to go are on Pedestrian Sundays in the summer (last Sunday of every month) because they will close off the streets for cars, and let people walk everywhere! They have live music, free craft activities and lots of food stands. It's absolutely the best!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This alternate hippy collection of stores selling vintage clothing, food, herbs etc. is just the otherwise of China Town. The vibe is similar to Camden Marketing in London - not especially worth a visit, given significant walk from Hop-on/Hop-off stop

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