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Time2 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
This walking tour begins at the southwest corner of McCaul Street and Dundas Street West 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.

Reviews

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P
, Jul 2018

I lived in Toronto for 40+ years before I moved to Florida. Mike, our tour guide was excellent and I discovered many new things about my home town!! I would highly recommend this tour.

T
, Apr 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of Kensington Market and Chinatown. Well worth the tour!

P
, Oct 2017

A fairly long walk through two adjacent areas of Toronto. Guide decided to meet about 100 yards away from the advertised meeting spot which added to my stress if not his. View of the Grange, its surrounding architecture and the development of the park a good start. History of immigration into Canada and Toronto fascinating and the views of the Graffiti alleys interesting. Not much specific history about China Town apart from the Lucky Moose legal precedent. Kensington Market a more amenable subject for a tour and the guide warmed to his theme. Pleasant group to walk with and worth the cash and effort but more background colour and some effort from the guide would have been welcome.

L
, Aug 2017

Highly recommended and loved this walking tour. I went to Toronto to attend a conference and found this walking tour on viator. I heard other people talking about this tour, at the conference. Try it - you will not be disappointed. Kensington is amazing. My only suggestion is that the tour company may get a few samples or discounts along the way through Kensington. But don't let my suggestion stop any one from trying out this walking tour.

R
, Jun 2017

Mike was very friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed this tour.

A
, May 2017

This was a great experience! Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. My children were engaged the whole time and they learned so much about the history of both Chinatown and Kensington market!

I highly recommend this tour!

E
, Apr 2017

Thanks Mike for a great day. It was both informative and fun. I appreciate you taking us to Jimmy coffee to, they have brilliant coffee. I would differently recommend this tour to others.

S
, Nov 2016

A very interesting tour with the best guide! We loved Kensington market and even went back the following day to the bagel cafe for their delicious bagels.

W
, Oct 2016

Outstanding tour guide Mike who knew both history and culture and who answered everyone's questions with patience. Even as the tour was going past the appointed time he wanted to share with us his love of the city.

J
, Oct 2016

Great tour and a must see part of Toronto!


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