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Toronto Chinatown
Toronto Chinatown

Toronto Chinatown

Free admission
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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Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
star-4.5
USD50.33 per adult
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Great time!
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
Karen_C, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Toronto

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-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
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-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!
star-5
a day packed into 2.5 hours
MICHAEL_B, Sep. 2019
Small-Group 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.
star-5
Excellent!
Sightsee139777, Jul. 2019
Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
The weather was with us for a wonderful walk and talk by our clear speaking leader. Highly recommended. The Chinese bakery was unique and lots of fun.

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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