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Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue

Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Many ethnic food restaurants. Lots of stores and stands with cheap Chinese products. Some signs and monuments to the city's history. The neighborhood has been traditionally a first stop for each wave of immigrants. We stop at a Poetry Cafe for some Afro-Cuban Jazz. Very...More

Thank aggada
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We spend there ananwhole Sunday afternoon- only walking and watching the small cafes/shops. Lots of things are going on there, had the change to see a street band playing- great. Felt like set back in time - welcome 70's! Was a great afternoon with fun...More

Reviewed July 9, 2016

We returned seevral times to this area on our trip. Great eats from what seemed all over the world. Had my share of pupusas, churros, empanadas, and more. Bring cash and be patient. And try everything your stomach can hold!

Thank Winerunna
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Not so much a market as a small district filled with independent, unique shops, cafes and restaurants. It's got a great feel to the place and I wish I could have spent more time wandering in and out of the shops and sampling the food...More

Thank Rob W
Reviewed July 6, 2016

A very nice area where you could find plenty of nice and cools boutiques, restaurants and lot of street-art. Just take a walk in the streets around and you will have a lot of things to see. And dont forget Queens West who have also...More

Thank NickieMTL
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I love the laid-back vibe in Kensington; it's my favorite part of Toronto to hang out. Park in the parking garage on St. Andrew, (it's only $6 for the day!) and walk though the streets. There are a plethora of vegan cafes and eateries, so...More

3  Thank Kiara S
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We had lunch at a burrito stand and enjoyed watching the people strolling through the neighborhood. The area is very eclectic with many food options to choose from.

Thank dreamweaver227
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Smack in the middle of a metropolitan downtown area you have a sanctuary for hippies, hipsters, and the free spirited. As an American, I have an appreciation for everything that the Kensington Market area represents. There are a wide variety of clothing shops, independent eateries,...More

Thank joseph g
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Wow! Kensington Market has so much to offer! We were just walking through after a delicious meal in Little Italy on our way downtown to our hotel. And I was amazed at the range of eateries bars and cafés that the neighbourhood have to offer....More

1  Thank 320stefan
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful sunny day in Toronto and we walked to Kensington Market for a look around. It was a Monday morning around midday when we got there and I felt it probably hadn't really kicked off for the day. Nevertheless it was an interesting eclectic mix...More

Thank Terry C
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
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Do most vendors accept credit cards, or is it mostly cash only?
February 14, 2017|
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Response from Loverofnaturalfood | Reviewed this property |
always have cash, as you often get better deals
Is it open in January?
September 2, 2015|
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Response from CubawithLove | Reviewed this property |
Kensington Market is a neighbourhood and it is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is a Bohemian place where you enjoy musical groups at night in the cafes.
I was just wondering if there are public washrooms in the area??
July 15, 2015|
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Response from TDotAyesha | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I believe there are in the park but I am not sure I would want to really use them. The park tends to be frequented by shady people and I have seen cops ticket people for drugs there on several occasions. I imagine... More