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Address: Between College and Queen Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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This street is massive

Walk along it to get into the heart of the city from down town. It has the China town in the middle. It meets up with and turns into spadina road also. I wouldn't plan to add... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Walk along it to get into the heart of the city from down town. It has the China town in the middle. It meets up with and turns into spadina road also. I wouldn't plan to add this to you me trip but it's a great way to get around town and links down to everything

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This has to be one of the worst Chinatowns across the globe. I don't know whether it's the strict city by-laws or just pure laziness, but this Chinatown doesn't look like a Chinatown. I mean it definitely feels like one with your usual Chinese restaurants, butchers, dumpling houses, etc etc. But the architecture is a disappointment. It feel like it's... More 

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Sydney
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Takes you through Toronto's so-so "Chinatown" but also gives you a taste of other trendy shops and places. A nice walk for those with strong legs. I found it easy to get along, like most big Toronto streets. This is a big street that's clearly a showcase for the city, and popular with locals. Part of the fun is finding... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Walked here to get to Chinatown (which is part of this street). If you need to buy a new computer or get it repaired, the area around the corner to Collage Street has unusual amount of computer shops in my opinion. Good street to grab the streetcars, else nothing special.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Spadina Avenue is great! Chinatown is a big part of it, but at it's base it the Rogers Centre which is always great for a game or an event. Chinatown has a great amount of shoppes, food options and artisan offerings. There are clubs, after hours and buildings for the University of Toronto housed just off of Spadina. It's a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

From the south of Spadina, you walk through the Textile area and north of Queen Street, Chinatown starts and end at College Street. Watch your step. This area can be crowded at anytime of day. Some great deal for souvenirs, food etc

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Visitors to Toronto can save themselves a pothole of money by taking a street car to this prodigious street that serves as a paradigm for the distinguished slums of Asia. No need to book an expensive flight to Calcutta or Dakka. It is one of the widest streets in the city, with half its width dedicated to the North-South tramcars... More 

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Philadelphia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

No Chinatown like NYC, it's a dirty avenue with old buildings. I can't find the attractive. My apologies for be negative

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Rochester, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

There are interesting shops to wander through on your way to either the market or Chinatown. Nice little bohemian-feel neighborhood, lots of bustle and young people. Great transportation choices too. You have the street cars or the subway right there.

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HONG KONG
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Actually I spent 2 nights downtown during Xmas 2012. My friend met me up downtown and we were looking for food. 2 years in a role (2011, 2012), we went to a Korean Restaurant for dinner on Xmas Eve, which was a very nice dinner indeed. The next day, we went King's Noodle for Chinese food on Christmas Day after... More 

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