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Address: Between College and Queen Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Usually busy traffic

The traffic tends to get congested and parking can be brutal. However it is worth it to get to Chinatown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Sean B

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The traffic tends to get congested and parking can be brutal. However it is worth it to get to Chinatown.

Thank Sean B
Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Great location for cheap eats from either Chinatown or Kensington Market. Also good place for exotic fruits

Thank Villagemayor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I had my morning walk almost everyday either on College or on Spadina while I was staying at the Uof T summer residence. One time I walked all the way from the dorm to Casa Loma on Spinda Ave. It was a long walk but it was quite pleasant.

Thank Quack H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

TA's mapping for Spadina puts a big pin at the intersection of Yonge and Queen. I don't know if this is a takeover of sorts? I see that Chinatown, which occupies part of Spadina, has a current ranking of #97, while Spadina as a whole has a ranking of #150. I guess this is appropriate? Certain segments of Spadina are... More 

Thank EarthlingOnline
Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The hub of shopping centers. This is the first street I saw after getting off from the BUS coming from New York.

Thank Raphael Emerson B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Well an amazing funky intellectual and arty place! You will find everything from thrift stores to organic veggie shops! Fab!

Thank 60wattsmax
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Let me start off by saying that I love this street! Maybe a bit tacky and run down but it has it's own charm and character. I'm here probably once a week just because it's an adventure! Of course, I'm talking about Spadina between College and King. This area once housed the garment district but that is mostly gone. Now... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I first decided to explore the Spadina Avenue area when one of my favorite restaurants in Toronto - Pho Hung (?) that was located along Bloor Street opposite the ROM for many years -- closed to my surprise perhaps two years ago. For a short time I did not know what to do. It was said to be relocating or... More 

Thank GiudoLocattelli
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is really one of the main streets in Toronto. It is a long and wide Avenue that travels along the center & downtown of the city. Interesting in parts, your trip to Toronto will definitely take you onto Spadina at some point or the other.

Thank Ibadanboy
Watford, United Kingdom
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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

Thank studude10

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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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