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

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Wide street with frequent streetcars

Travelling along Spadina Avenue is easy thanks to the TTC streetcars that on routes such as 510 have frequent trips. The road is also the easy way to find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Victorianlad
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Melbourne, Australia
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is one of the most famous streets in Toronto and it is peppered with very interesting stores ranging from cheaply priced Chinese stores for souvenirs to LCB store selling a full range of wine and beers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Travelling along Spadina Avenue is easy thanks to the TTC streetcars that on routes such as 510 have frequent trips. The road is also the easy way to find Chinatown. Planting trees would improve its look.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Well, the Baldwin Family owned all the land from the top of the hill to the lake, from top to bottom. The Lady of the house was confined to a wheelchair and wanted to see the lake from her mansion ( the Spadina House) at the top of the hill. So her husband built her a 3 rd. floor Apartment... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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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Thank Rodrigo S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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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