Hosting a plethora of shops and restaurants, kensington market was one of my favorite places in Toronto to visit. About a 30 min walk from the strip, kensington market makes a great day trip, and is right next to Chinatown. We walked around for hours, and visited many shops before wandering into Chinatown. There is graffiti, but it is a lot more like street art than actual graffiti. there was a lot of fair trade, organic, and local merchandise, and the prices were generally very good. We had a wonderful time and would recommend you go there and spend at least a few hours.
Note: This is not really a market as one would think of (like St. Lawrence market) but rather a section of the city where there are many shops, restaurants, and small produce vendors. This is not to say that it isn't fun or incredible. Many shops take American cash and credit.
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