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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 2 days ago via mobile

Great coming together of community and variety of cultures. Feast of different foods, smells and sounds. Felt very safe throughout. Some areas very run down and grubby... but see through this for a great cultural experience.

Thank Les B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Since I work in the music business I love anything bohemian and if that's your thang then you got to go to Kenzie Market. The best deals on everything can be found here. Every store is unique and different with a huge focus on vintage...More

Thank usaincdn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If I lived here it'd be very easy to see myself hanging out in the Kensington Market every week. Seems a bundle of fun and a very good mix of eateries. Recommend Wanda's Pie in the Sky and the Beer2Beer pub

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was very very lucky. I visited Kensington neighborhood in a sunouny Sunday at noon. What a great decision. What a LIVE place, with lots of alternative life and things to do. Amazing diversity of foods and handicrafts, from diferente origins. I felt like there...More

Thank RMorgado
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Kensington Market area on a Sunday morning and quite frankly I don't know what the big deal is. Yes, some of the buildings are typical of Toronto of years gone by. The shopping was okay ( didn't purchase a thing) , restaurants...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not your high class shopping experience. If you are looking for some good deals and vintage wear, this is for you. There are some fresh fruits/vegetables stands as well. It's a fine place to check out for the sake of curiosity.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

... and wear comfortable shoes! There is SO much to see here. A weekday will be less busy. Lots of great ethnic foods to try. It is a mashup of asian, carribean and hippies all living together. They have everything from cheap souveniers to beautiful...More

1  Thank Ilikebighuts
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to find a place to eat, explore different kinds of food. Consist of multiple cultured restaurants , some shops and produce shopping. Not a farmers market. Very busy, street parking and some garage parking. Great place for dinner before going out to bars.

Thank rickysheiy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much to see and do, get people watching, variety of different stores from vintage clothing, to collectables to great restaurants to fruit store, don't forget fresh spices. Something for everyone

Thank celticbutterfly
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was expecting more, but it was okay to see. If you are limited with time, see something else. I didn't see very interesting shops. There was one place, The Cat Cafe, which is a place you can grab a cup of coffee and enter the...More

Thank Isabella M
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??
16 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