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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 yesterday

This is an iconic part of Toronto. On Sundays in the summer the streets are blocked off to cars and it is all foot traffic, lots to see, taste, smell, listen to, and there are great vintage clothing shops too.

Thank Hilary G
Reviewed yesterday

we recently were in Toronto, so decided to spend some time at the Kensington Market. in the early part of the 20th century the are was started by Jewish merchants only. over the ensuing years to the present it has attracted a diverse number of...More

Thank JeanandSue
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth a few hour walk around a good place to eat lunch. Adjacent to Chinatown so both Districts can be visited in one morning.

Thank hellofromme123
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently I took a ROMWALK in this very important historical district of Toronto's. The guide covered early multiethnic residents, Toronto's first Synagogue (still functional) homes that were dedicated to survivors of WWII suffering what we now call Post trauma disorder. It is fun to see...More

Thank globalta
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were advised by friends this was a hip and upcoming part of Toronto and worth visiting. We spent a few hours here browsing the stores and having lunch and the place is that special. I really don't know what all the hype was about....More

Thank zdb86
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An interesting busy area. Great showcase of fruit, flowers and vegetables. Jams etc also available as is food.

Thank jen h
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited here for lunch with a couple of my friends. We stopped at a burger place and we all enjoyed a great poutine dish. After that, we walked around and stopped at multiple shops, an great ice cream place and many other places. Although...More

Thank peytonnovoa
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always fun and cheap, Living proof of Canada's great mosaic over the last 40 years I have been visiting, and for 40 more years I hope

Thank bowlesjrobert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Street full of shops selling stuff from different ethnicities. Lots of ethnic food options whether you want ingredients to take home or stuff ready to eat. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I wanted to play 'tourist' for a day and went to Kensington. We wanted a place where we didn't have to spend a lot of money, nor a place where we would have to dress up. It was perfect; no rushing, little...More

Thank edithann2015
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?
14 February 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?
2 September 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??
15 July 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