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  • 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 on this small-group walking tour of Kensington Market and Chinatown. On this 2-hour tour, immerse yourself in both local and international culture as you wander the often bustling streets lined with unique vendors and specialty stores. Learn from your guide about the history of these areas and discover the best places to shop and eat.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

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

Toronto's Kensington Market

Explore the streets of Toronto and discover the multicultural neighborhoods of Kensington Market and Chinatown on this 2-hour small-group walking tour. Starting your tour outside the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), pass regal Victorian and Georgian mansions and enter Chinatown.

A feast for the senses, this neighborhood boasts many restaurants and shops brimming with authentic Chinese products and goods. Learn how Chinatown has evolved from a working-class Jewish market into a working-class bohemian market and one of Canada's largest Chinese communities.

Then, head just one street over to Kensington Market, the origin of multicultural Toronto. Explore its fruit and vegetable markets mixed with cool cafés, restaurants and vintage clothing stores – there’s neither a Starbucks nor a McDonald’s in sight! As you walk with your guide, learn how several waves of immigration over the past 100 years have splashed colors, sounds and flavors from all around the world throughout Kensington Market. Admire the brick walls covered with stunning graffiti murals and street art.

Along the way, your professional local guide will add interesting commentary and cover the history of these communities, as well as point out the best places to eat and shop.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Very fun and knowledgable guide. Great area

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

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

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.

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.

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