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Address: Between College and Queen Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Great for cheap eats

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Mississauga, Canada

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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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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 

Thank busyeater
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
London, United Kingdom
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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
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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