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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“blue banana” (52 reviews)
“global cheese” (30 reviews)
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"
in 56 reviews
"blue banana"
in 52 reviews
"global cheese"
in 30 reviews
"churros"
in 32 reviews
"street art"
in 32 reviews
"unique shops"
in 34 reviews
"walk around"
in 34 reviews
"hippie"
in 114 reviews
"funky"
in 128 reviews
"augusta"
in 37 reviews
"thrift"
in 29 reviews
"graffiti"
in 57 reviews
"grungy"
in 20 reviews
"stroll"
in 78 reviews
"grocery"
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"diversity"
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"vegetables"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like cultural and hippies this is truly the place to be. Cool cheese stores bakery And lots of vintage clothing stores

Thank leonab405
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wish e didn’t have lunch before going here Lots of small restaurants with amazing smelling food. Stop in and get some cheese the will let you sample before buying.

Thank rodb987
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely area with an alternative flair. Lots of colorful houses. The shops range from rather large vintage stores (that seem almost commercial) to very tiny cute ones run by lots of different people. Note that most shops close at 6 pm. Some vegan places in...More

Thank Nadine R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having seen this on the recommended places to visit we walked along here to the market - we were there on a Tuesday and it was raining and there weren’t that many people around. We walked along Nassau Street and passed some of the shops....More

Thank boredkilliefan
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. Worth a wander, but don't expect a market stall of any kind. Lots of vintage and secondhand shops mixed with "rasta" shops, cannabis dispensaries, small restaurants and coffee houses.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited around 5 pm on a nice sunny evening for dinner. Lots of great local vendors - but some disturbing interactions with aggressive drug addicts. Kensington would be much more enjoyable with some regular police presence patrolling. Not recommended. Local businesses should demand more! Perhaps...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area of lots of small shops everything healthy and fresh yoga crystals great fruit juice bars hipsters Cannabis lovers bookstores jewelry

Thank Cornel v
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited again after a several year hiatus. The whole area seems to have turned into one big marijuana dispensary. Where there used to be cool little vintage clothing shops and cafes there’s now ‘medical’ marijuana dispensaries. The streets actually smell of it, and it’s not...More

Thank bjscounty
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recently here on a Sunday late in the afternoon so it was not really busy and many shops were closed or closing. So if you want to see more go earlier. It's a large area many blocks so bring comfortable walking shoes. One parking...More

Thank bert5508
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passed through Chinatown into Kensington Market. Hippie street w different variety of cuisine. Graffiti Alley is interesting as well.

Thank HKChing
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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
...More
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Francis Q
30 March 2018|
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Response from Alessandro B | Reviewed this property |
Quite simple walk to jane and finch and take the 35 or 195 bus to jane station. get a transer and from jane station go to spadina station eastbound and once your at spadina take the 510 streetcar and get off at nassau street... More
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Cherie M
30 March 2018|
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Response from Sisterhoodofhetravel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to take so long in responding - just rec’d message today. I would not take a car into this area as parking would. Be challenging and it is wel serviced by the TTC by four different streetcar routes, Spadina streetcar... More
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xxarg2016
14 February 2017|
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Response from Loverofnaturalfood | Reviewed this property |
always have cash, as you often get better deals
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