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Address: Between College and Queen Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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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 

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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.

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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!

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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 

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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.

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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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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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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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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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