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Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown provided by Intrepid Urban Adventures - Toronto

Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown

Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
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97% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6934KENCHI
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Stop for a coffee or tea in one of the local cafes
  • Sample a snack at a local food vendor
  • Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Toronto’s legendary Chinatown
  • Explore the unique, bohemian atmosphere of Kensington Market
  • Walk the hidden lanes and alleys to discover amazing graffiti art
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Additional snacks and beverages
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Dundas St West at McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada Meet at the SW corner of McCaul St and Dundas St West, beside the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Spadina Avenue, Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada Dragon City Shopping Centre (SW corner of Spadina Ave. and Dundas St. West)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a child-friendly tour.Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Summers can be hot and humid, spring/autumn can be cool, and winters downright frigid with snow. Dress according to weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Tour involves a good amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at the website
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Stop for a coffee or tea in one of the local cafes
  • Sample a snack at a local food vendor
  • Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Toronto’s legendary Chinatown
  • Explore the unique, bohemian atmosphere of Kensington Market
  • Walk the hidden lanes and alleys to discover amazing graffiti art
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Additional snacks and beverages
Departure details
  • Dundas St West at McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada Meet at the SW corner of McCaul St and Dundas St West, beside the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Spadina Avenue, Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada Dragon City Shopping Centre (SW corner of Spadina Ave. and Dundas St. West)
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Spadina Avenue, Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada Dragon City Shopping Centre (SW corner of Spadina Ave. and Dundas St. West)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a child-friendly tour.Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Summers can be hot and humid, spring/autumn can be cool, and winters downright frigid with snow. Dress according to weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Tour involves a good amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at the website
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jan 31, 2022
A note from Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dundas St West at McCaul St
    Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada
    Meet at the SW corner of McCaul St and Dundas St West, beside the Art Gallery of Ontario
    See address & details
  • 1
    Kensington Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chinatown
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Spadina Avenue
    Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada
    Dragon City Shopping Centre (SW corner of Spadina Ave. and Dundas St. West)
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
47 reviews
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Liam
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Jason was great. We were running a few minutes late and he waited for us.

He had so much knowledge of the city and of the areas we were walking through. He has lived in those areas and knows them inside and out. He knows so much about the local history and had context for everything. Listening to him was like drinking from a fire-hose! Awesome. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written June 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jetibert
Washington DC, DC7 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
The tour was fun and interesting and glad I got the chance to see some neighborhoods in the city I might not otherwise have visited. Lots of cool places to eat wish I could have tried them all. We did a bunch of snacking at a few stops though. Mike was a great guide who knew so much. And there were about 5 of us all together on the tour. It’s great when you can meet up with strangers but it feels like spending the day with new friends.
Written March 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jade Chang
Pittsburgh, PA10 contributions
May 2022
We were 10 minutes late to our tour with Alex, who kindly waited for us to begin. We spent about an hour in each Chinatown and Kensington, through which Alex was a reservoir of knowledge and great suggestions of where to eat with our gluten dietary restrictions. I love Kensington, and I might not have even found it, much less understood the culture and history of the market, without the tour. Would highly recommend!
Written May 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jj-L
1 contribution
Mar 2020
My boyfriend and I took this trip as a weekend date/getting to know our city better trip (We're both familiar with the city). Mike was our tour guide, and was funny, personable, and knowledgeable. He did warn us that he never shut up, but considering I wasn't in the mood to chatter and was in the mood to learn, he was the perfect tour guide. I'm a history buff, and he still managed to teach me something about the city, which was exactly what I was in the mood for.

The one piece of advice I would give is bring hand sanitizer if you're squeamish - lots of snacking is about to happen.
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

truegrit44
San Luis Obispo, CA33 contributions
Nov 2019
We did both the Kensington Market and St. Lawrence Market tours with Jason. This will sound like a broken record but I will say it anyway, it is an outstanding use of your time in Toronto. Jason loves his job and is very knowledgeable. Please don’t plan on eating before or after the tour of the St. Lawrence Market. Excellent intro into Canadian food. I will say that, despite National Geographic’s claim, its not the best marketplace. But is is worth the tour. If I had to chose between the tours of Kensington Market (a neighborhood, not a market) or St. Lawrence Market, I would chose the Kensington Market tour. Not really a food tour (you will sample at a couple of places) but a very interesting walk through a fascinating neighborhood.
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for joining me for both of the tours. I had a great time with you, and really appreciate the review.
Written February 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rhoda m
basildon273 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Mike was our guide and we were a small party of four. We had a lovely sunny day and really enjoyed our tour. Mike was friendly, knowledgeable and good fun. Found that Kensington and China Town were not at all as we expected and loved the history of these places. After the tour ended my daughter and I had another walk round to soak in the atmosphere. We loved it!! Thank you Mike.
Written May 6, 2018
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Jamie P
25 contributions
Oct 2019
Jason was an amazing and knowledgeable guide. Visiting Kensington Market was highly recommended by co-workers. The two neighborhoods was so much fun and having a guide who lived not only in the Toronto area but had lived in/around these areas themselves made the tour feel so much more personal. I learned so much about the area and the people who live and lived here. Would definitely recommend others take the tour.
Written October 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joyce B
CT79 contributions
We did this tour in August on a hot day. Sam was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Our first rest was a Chinese bakery with some of the most interesting and yummy foods like egg yolk tart. We sat outside and enjoyed our treats while Sam talked to us (treats included in tour). Our next rest stop was at Jimmy’s coffee (once again drinks included in our tour). We sat outside on the back patio and chatted but the rest stop was 25 minutes which was way too long to my liking. Maybe because it was a hot day the rests were long but I wanted to keep going and the adult kids with us started getting bored. The adult kids did love that Sam taught us about urban graffiti and I enjoyed that as well.
Written August 15, 2019
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Roberta B
1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Solo
What makes this tour different from others is Mike's knowledge of the places and people and his commitment to involving everyone, explaining Canadian life and history through the comparison with other countries and cultures. His kindness and his friendly attitude make the two hours fly, and the new information easy to remember. Absolutely recommended!
Written August 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
This is the kind of review that will end up on Mike's mom's fridge. Thanks for taking a tour with us. We're so glad you had so much fun!
Written September 8, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lorrainek25
Surrey, UK91 contributions
We had a tour this am with Mike who lives in the area and was very friendly, knowledgeable and made this two hour tour lots of fun. A great way to learn about Toronto especially this area. Lots of interesting facts. Just 8 people on our tour group. Definitely worth doing and we loved Jimmy’s Coffee too.
Written July 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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really enjoyable way to discover the city
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