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Address: Between College and Queen Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Chinatown's Main Artery

Spadina is the main thoroughfare bisecting Chinatown. So many restaurants, it,s hard to choose. If you walk down/up to Dundas and turn east, this is where many of the Chinese food... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spadina is the main thoroughfare bisecting Chinatown. So many restaurants, it,s hard to choose. If you walk down/up to Dundas and turn east, this is where many of the Chinese food markets are located. On warm days you will have a interesting stroll amongst the shoppers and storeowners . It is usually a very lively time. At the base of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy street, little parking, it is simply a way to get from one place to another. If you can find a different way to get to where you want to go use it.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This appears to be a major thoroughfare in Toronto and the street is extremely busy and congested. One rainy afternoon we rode the street car from one end of Spadina Avenue to another just to get a feel for the neighborhoods. Lots of residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. I would hate to have to drive this route every day, especially... More 

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Toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Lets talk condos crowded together, or a China Town that isnt stroll friendly or a street car line which is dedicated to street cars (ignore refrences to light rail) and anything but car friendly even though a major street in the City. Today it is not a destination for visitirs with the exception of China Town which is mixed between... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

It was good experience to be at the most prominent street in that area. Felt very different at this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

South on the Spadina avenue are located Chinatown and Kensington market. In Chinatown you can find basically anything that you are looking for oriental food and kitchen stuffs at very cheap prices for a reasonable quality. Lots of oriental restaurants for all tastes and budgets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The traffic tends to get congested and parking can be brutal. However it is worth it to get to Chinatown.

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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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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.

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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.

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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 that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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