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Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue

Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 855-472-8687
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Kensington Market is just to the west of Chinatown and is the bohemian heart of Canada, based in a multicultural history it is now a flurry of independent stores, restaurants, bars and shops that bring the world's foods to one tightly knit community. You can find any food on the planet in Kensington Market. It is not an uncommon thing to find a festival in Kensington Market making the bohemian party atmosphere complete. Tip for Kensington, take the transit. Streets are packed and traffic is insane, parking is non-existent.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chinatown
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+1 855-472-8687
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"vintage clothing"
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"blue banana"
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"global cheese"
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"churros"
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"street art"
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"unique shops"
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"walk around"
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"fresh produce"
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"augusta"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to walk around and enjoy the various markets and places to eat. I felt we were in a different country other than Canada. Brought back memories of other cultural experiences we have been through.

Thank TarHeel071
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kensington Market isn’t large but makes up for it in attitude. The market is a mashup of Caribbean shops, cafés, restaurants, and boutiques. The cacophony of expression results in a consistently eye-catching area for a walk.

Thank yuxiang_cawley
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was not originally going to go to this area, and prioritized the St Lawrence Market over this. But I am glad I went to both because they are SO different. The St Lawrence Market is closer to your traditional market, with meats, fruits, bakeries,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here with my family which included 2 young boys. We came to eat and look around. Food was hit and miss, maybe we should have done more research. We couldn't shop but the clothes looked fun and hip. I missed a lot of the...More

Thank kimberly215
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really cool and very cosmopolitan place! Plenty of delicious eateries, like Golden Patty and it’s delicious Jamaican patties and jerk chicken! You can eat home made burgers at Burgenator and enjoy Mexican treats like Tortas at San Cosme or Inexpensive and fresh food at Seven...More

Thank tricky_B47
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved everything about this place. Great place to spend the day browsing shops, park and eateries, very cosmopolitan.

Thank DocDerby
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Did a walking tour. Very lively. I want to go back someday. Take your time to explore. Lots of shops and food places.

Thank Pete B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I came here on a Monday evening. I came here once before in March and thought that the area was kind ugly and old. When I came here, I found the area to be kinda nice, in a hipster kind of way. There was a...More

Thank AKAshon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area to walk around and grab something to eat. It has interesting and different things to see.

Thank Lisa A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth taking the walk along from the museum to wander the streets and get a sens of this traditional quarter with it’s quirky outlets.

1  Thank dughall
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Nearby
Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the
largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas
Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a
wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs
and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun.
Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and
products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces
...More
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July 24, 2018|
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Response from sauchie32 | Reviewed this property |
Didnt stay anywhere near there
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Response from Garry S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the question is here but there are still pockets of wonderfully kitschy stuff to be found here. For me it was about the different cultures and their foods represented.
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