Chinatown & Kensington Market

The corner of Dundas and Spadina is the focal point of this dynamic community, whose sidewalks overflow with fruit stalls, vendors, and throngs of people shopping, eating, and socializing. As befits Chinatown’s legacy neighbourhood status, the area’s music landmarks are among Toronto’s most historic – Grossman’s and the El Mocambo boast a virtual who’s who of international stars that have rocked Toronto, while Play de Record and Sonic Boom have helped shape the city’s love of vinyl for decades. 

Just a few steps away (nestled between Dundas Street West and College Street, west of Spadina Avenue), Kensington Market is Toronto in microcosm: a multicultural, bohemian blend unmatched anywhere for its mix of art, cuisine, and sheer eccentricity. Cherished by Torontonians and visitors alike, this thriving neighbourhood is well known for its independent spirit, colourful shopfronts, vibrant murals, and charismatic locals. 

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