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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

Hipsters unite! This is a great area to get gluten-free meals, fancy desserts, expensive coffee, and sassy knick-knacks. It’s easy to get to via public transit, and you can walk straight into chinatown from here. Kensington Market isn’t large, so it won’t take you long...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting area, LOTS to see. The Blue Banana has quirky, awesome gift ideas. Lots of different foods to try, cafes and pubs. Take your time and don't rush.

Thank TracyDCunningham
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every city has a hipster boho market that sells a vision (and accoutrements) of an ungentrified socialist/communist life-style in an ironically gentrified environment at over-inflated and capitalist-driven prices to a middle class who also want their gluten free bagels served with fair trade coffee in...More

Thank PapaMike1973
Reviewed 2 days ago

Turn the corner from Chinatown and you are in another world again! What a wonderful surprise. We weren't expecting much after 'virtually' walking thru google maps.We found eclectic shops, friendly people and artizans. Great deals, a truly unique experience!

Thank J C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The area in and around Kensington Market is a bewildering cornucopia of stores, stalls, and outdoor vendors selling seemingly everything! Arriving before lunch the first priority became finding something to eat but then noticed very few eateries have sit-down table service! Most of the eateries...More

Thank SpanishTroubadour
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great for people watching, variety of shops and culinary delights. Might be a bit alternative for some, but had a wonderful vibe. So far removed from clinical downtown Toronto. Give it a whirl !

Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not what i thought been at better places then This one . But Ok enough . Fresh food witch is Always good. . Busy . The avenue was not what i expected . We tok a trip on The bud later on , didnt See...More

Thank Rita E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked around all the produce. Everything was so fresh and so clean. I would highly recommend buying your meat and vegetables here

Thank janiel
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're in chinatown, (which you have to go when you're in toronto), and have a few extra minutes to spare with nothing to do, kensington market is right there in a corner. It's just one street I believe, nothing much to see or do...More

1  Thank Emilythedreamer
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of "alternative" clothing, accessorie and restaurants. Well worth the visit. We didnt try to eat there instead we went north and ate at Free Times Cafe which was excellent.

Thank JKfromSA
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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Response from Loverofnaturalfood | Reviewed this property |
always have cash, as you often get better deals
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.
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