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Toronto Kensington Market
Toronto Kensington Market

Toronto Kensington Market

Bordered by Spadina Avenue, Dundas Street, Augusta Avenue, and College Street, Toronto

The Basics

Kensington Market is Toronto at its vibrant, multicultural best. While the neighborhood can be explored independently, going with a tour guide can be helpful. Not only can they point out the best spots for cheap eats, but they can also elaborate on the history and evolution of one of the most fascinating parts of Canada’s largest city. Toronto food tours, which also often cover spots in neighboring Chinatown and Little Italy, frequently visit the market.

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Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
USD77.84 per adult
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Great experience
Great experience. Informative, fun and great food! Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Would do it again no doubt
David_D, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Toronto

star-4
Good tastings, small group
Grace_L, May 2022
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
Tasted some delicious and different cuisines- yummy. Small portions but there was 6 meals. Just enough, not too filling. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
star-4
Tour of eateries in Kensington Market
Jennifer_C, May 2022
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
Food tasting was varied and interesting. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. The walking tour enabled us to see the general area.
star-5
Great audio tour
Marisa_M, Apr. 2022
Kensington Market, Chinatown and the Art Gallery of Ontario: A Self-Guided Tour
This is a great way to take a tour. Its super affordable and you have a tour guide in your ear the whole time. The ups tracking is accurate and the directions are easy to follow. I liked this tour since it brought me through cultural neighborhoods and pointed out fun food places to eat
star-5
A people person talking about people. A perfect match.
James_M, Apr. 2022
Private Toronto Kensington Market and Chinatown Walking Tour in English
Madison was well acquainted with the history of the area and the buildings. We enjoyed his tour very much.
star-5
Fantastic and Filling
Asia_Y, Jan. 2022
Toronto Food Tour: Taste the World in Kensington Market
I would definitely recommend this experience. Even though we went on a cold day, the walking was not to extensive and our host Odile was very knowledgeable. My favorite parts were the Turkish restaurant, the Jamaican patty, and the churros. We were STUFFED by the end of the tour. There were few sketchy parts where we had to walk through alley's but overall the experience was fun and safe : )
star-5
Definitely worth it
Beth_L, May 2022
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
Jessica, our tour guide was phenomenal. An expert on the history of the area and also interwove the cultural elements of the food fare. Of note, NuBagel was the highlight food wise.
star-4
Kenningston market
Christine_V, Sep. 2020
Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Tim, our guide was quite knowledgeable and friendly. Slow pace which was perfect 😀 he went above and behond. Ended up being a private tour which made the experience even better!
star-5
Seriously, Don’t Eat Breakfast
AmandaM, Apr. 2022
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
Plenty of food and just enough walking! Worth the investment of your time, even if you only have a few days in Toronto. Some tips if you’re wondering-Get to the meeting spot early so you can grab a cup of coffee. Don’t forget to bring water or something to drink with you. Be prepared to eat on the street, even if it’s cold. There are a few places to go inside and sit down along the way. Most importantly, relax and soak in the culture, stories and flavors with this amazing tour!
star-5
Fun and extremely educational!
vicki561, Oct. 2019
Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Awesome guide and delicious (lots of them) snacks along the way. Our day had rain but didn't interfere in the least.
star-4
Absolutely wonderful!
Jamaro_T, Dec. 2021
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
The tour guide is quite knowledgeable. The food choices were great and getting to learn about the history of the place.
star-5
Sunny Kensington
Melissa_S, Dec. 2021
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
It was a great tour of the Kensington market area and all the different foods it has to offer. We were lucky to have a beautiful day for it as it was sunny and warm for December. The tour was lovely and we got to try foods that we wouldn’t have tried going there on our own. You also get to learn about the area and it’s history which is very interesting. I would certainly recommend this tour.
star-5
Informative and fun.
Melinda_H, Sep. 2019
Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
In addition to a great tour, Mike handled a pretty major philosophical difference with incredible tact and good humor. As a bonus, we managed to find a needed replacement men’s jacket for $20 at one of the vintage clothes stores that Mike pointed us to! Very fun hunting!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Kensington Market is a must for foodies, bargain-hunters, and people-watchers.

  • Bring cash. While many vendors accept credit cards, not all do, and there is often an extra charge for purchases under a certain amount.

  • Try your hand at haggling. Not all vendors’ prices are fixed.

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How to Get There

With limited parking and heavy traffic, driving is not advised. The best way to get here is by public transit. Take the Spadina or Bathurst streetcar to College Street, or the College or Dundas streetcar to Spadina Avenue. Both will put you just a short stroll from the market.

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When to Get There

In the summer, on the last Sunday of the month, Kensington Market goes car-free, and pedestrians rule the roads, making it a particularly nice time to wander around on foot. The market is pretty much always busy, but never more so than on weekends. If you want a little extra elbow room while you browse, go midweek. Expect a reduced level of street activity in winter.

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Navigating Kensington Market

For vintage shopping, browse the secondhand stores occupying the brightly painted Victorian buildings along Kensington Avenue, between Dundas Street West and Baldwin Street. Augusta Avenue, between Dundas and College streets, is the market’s bustling main strip. Turn off here onto side streets, such as Nassau Street, to find some hideaway cafés in which to rest and recoup.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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