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Spadina Avenue

Between College and Queen Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #106 of 250 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Sydney
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116 reviews 116 reviews
99 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
181 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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507 reviews 507 reviews
149 attraction reviews
467 helpful votes 467 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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392 reviews 392 reviews
260 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Brampton
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Great to walk in the China town area.Lots of fruit and vegatable markets and interesting shops.Great for people watching and getting a taste of other cultures.Try exploring some of the side streets like Baldwin E.Lots of resturants at the end of the street.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

cheap, mass produced stuff of all kinds--bamboo products, hello kitty stuff, plants; amazing groceries for 1/4 of the box store prices; dim sum 24 hours a day; northern chinese fare (mother dumplings); good pho (pho hung); tattoo parlours; places to buy flag stickers; a cool jazzy bar (grossman's); a cheap bar (the red room); cheap art supplies (gwartzmann's); a good... More

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