5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location:Toronto, Canada
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown

Discover two of Toronto's most colorful and multicultural neighborhoods — Kensington Market and Chinatown — on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Toronto’s legendary Chinatown. Then explore the unique, bohemian atmosphere of Kensington Market, one of Toronto’s most popular and eclectic neighborhoods. Learn about the history of these areas and visit the locally-owned and operated eateries, unique shops and produce markets while wandering the hidden lanes and alleyways, whose brick walls are filled with stunning graffiti and street art.

Highlights

  • 2-hour small-group walking tour of Kensington Market and Chinatown
  • Learn about these two eclectic neighborhoods from your professional local guide
  • Explore unique shops; visit historical sites; and admire stunning graffiti and street art
  • Small-group size with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown

Toronto's Kensington Market

This walking tour begins at the southwest corner of McCaul Street and Dundas Street West at the large Henry Moore sculpture beside the Art Gallery of Ontario. Meet and greet the guide and the rest of the small group and prepare for two hours of adventure around the Kensington Market and Chinatown neighborhoods.

Together, Chinatown and Kensington Market are often bustling, friendly places to visit. Each has its own distinctively different reputation for local and international delicacies, unique vendors and specialty shops — like nowhere else in Toronto. Because they are located right next to one another, it provides a perfect opportunity to explore both in a relatively short amount of time.

Kensington Market is a distinctively multicultural neighborhood, evolving from a working-class Jewish market into a working-class bohemian market. With so many different immigrants settling here over the past century, there is now an ample variety of colors, sounds and flavors from all over the world. Witness the vintage shops, cafes, bakeries and bars, plus the plethora of bare brick walls that have been artfully covered with stunning graffiti murals and street art.

One street over is Chinatown, an area that was first developed in the late 19th century. Enjoy learning about the local stories and interesting history of Canada's largest Chinese community and one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. It’s also one of the busiest areas of the city, with shops, restaurants, historic monuments and more extending along Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, located to the west of the center of the city.

The tour ends at the Dragon City Shopping Centre.

Customer Reviews

greg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a small 4 persons but very interesting group with an excellent tour guide: Mike. Mike lives in one of the neighborhoods we visited and knew the area history, local architecture, and many of the store owners. I can highly recommend this tour and Mike as a tour guide.

loretta c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I Very much enjoyed the tour of Kensington, and Chinatown, it was nice to have a small group o people.
the tour guide mike had a great deal of historical knowledge. learned a lot of local history and colour
well worth the time and money invested.

Hulyn F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide Mike was very interesting! He gave us a lot of cultural and historical information about Chinatown and Kensington Market as well as fun commentary. Mike answered all of our questions and took whatever time we needed to fully investigate the sites on the tour. Wish we would have had more time to take additional tours.
Thanks!

Myriam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide Michael was knowledgeable and very entertaining! We enjoyed the tour and would definitely recommend it to others.

Julie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guide did a very good job. It was interesting

Erin J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Me niece and I both enjoyed the tour! Interesting, fun, and well paced! Tour guide was friendly, well-spoken and informative.

Elaine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Very fun and knowledgable guide. Great area

Richard C

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Good guide. Well informed, pleasant, good sense of humor, gave enough information without overload, very enjoyable

gh

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Our guide was very personable and capable. Chinatown did not dwell much on the early history and Chineseness of the district, which i would have like as well - it focused more on the recent past also good.
A great way to spend a couple of hours.

Kimbry

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

Jason our guide was friendly, informative and really keen to answer our questions. We stopped for coffee and talked more. Kensington Market was really interesting with all the different eateries if you are not use to them. We was pleasent way to spend a morning.

From USD $ 26.46

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 6934KENCHI

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message