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Toronto Chinatown
Toronto Chinatown

Toronto Chinatown

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Chinatown, Toronto, ON

The Basics

Chinatown is within walking distance of Toronto’s downtown landmarks. As such, walking tours often include a stop here for a historical overview of Chinese immigration to Toronto. Private tours offer the option to add Chinatown to a fully customized itinerary. For an experience that focuses solely on the area's gourmet eateries, food tours visit hidden gems and establishments loved by locals, from Cantonese bakeries to Hong Kong–style dim sum restaurants.

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Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
star-4.5
USD49.77 per adult
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Great tour of 2 Toronto neighborhoods
We did a day trip to Toronto from Niagara on the Lake and didn’t want to just wander around aimlessly and this tour was such a great choice! Max took us through 2 neighborhoods that we likely otherwise wouldn’t have found on our own. He also gave us some suggestions for lunch after. Max was awesome! Highly recommend.
Sarah_B, Aug. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Toronto

star-5
Great walking tour
Suzanne_M, Jul. 2022
Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Tour guide was great. As we were the only people on the tour he really tailored it to what we found most interesting. Great way to get to know a very interesting and historic part of the city.
star-4
Kensington Market tour
Beth_W, Jul. 2022
Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
We enjoyed seeing the various murals and liked the Kensington Market. Neal was very informative and made for a very pleasant experience.
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
Wonderful walking tour....
PAUL_E, Jun. 2022
Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Wonderful walking tour. Slow paced and never felt rushed. Tour guild bought pastries and drinks in China town for us to try. It was a very nice touch for our small group. Very informative about the areas we covered. Highly recommended.
star-5
Very worthwhile experience.
Lornette_P, Jun. 2022
Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Great introduction to the area with a fantastic guide who had an incredible amount. of knowledge of the history of the area I went back to Kensington Market and Chinatown a further two times in my week there as a result of this tour.
star-5
Great time!
Karen_C, May 2022
Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Neal our guide was very knowledgeable in all the areas we visited today & he is a. Excellent tour guide! We learned a lot of Kensington market & Chinatown area & would recommend this tour to anyone visiting g Toronto for the first time
star-4
Kenningston market
Christine_V, Sep. 2020
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
Fun and extremely educational!
vicki561, Oct. 2019
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-5
Informative and fun.
Melinda_H, Sep. 2019
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!
star-5
a day packed into 2.5 hours
MICHAEL_B, Sep. 2019
Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
our guide, mike, was outstanding !!! we talked,laughed, and ate our way through these historic areas. learned so much from mike and even got a bonus stop at a historic music venue since a was a music nut.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Chinatown is a must for foodies.

  • When possible, book reservations in advance to avoid the notoriously long lines at restaurants in the area.

  • Bring cash: Some Chinatown businesses do not take credit cards.

  • The time limit for street parking is three hours unless specified otherwise.

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How to Get There

Chinatown is located in Downtown Toronto and is easily accessible using the city’s comprehensive transit system. To reach Chinatown, take streetcar 510 to Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West or streetcar 501 to Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue. Bus 505 stops at Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West, the closest stop to Chinatown.

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When to Get There

Chinatown is busiest during typical lunch and dinner hours—go during these peaks to get a feel for the neighborhood’s atmosphere. To beat the crowds and enjoy a quieter experience, stroll through just as the shops open, around 9am–10am. A Chinese New Year festival (February) and a summer Chinatown Festival are held annually, offering a range of food vendors, cultural performances, and public-art displays.

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Dim Sum with a View

Located on the fifth floor of the Dragon City Shopping Mall, in the heart of Chinatown, Sky Dragon is a hidden gem with a cityscape view. The dim sum restaurant, open daily, uses Hong Kong–style cart service to offer guests steamed treats. While you dine, look out onto Spadina Avenue and beyond for city views rarely seen by visitors.

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