People eat in a restaurant in Toronto's Koreatown

Koreatown

Flanked by verdant Christie Pits Park to the west and University of Toronto-centric Annex to the east, Koreatown is a magnet to local shoppers and foodies. Get your fill of K-beauty, K-fashion and K-stationery (yes, it’s a thing) at local boutiques, and then fill up on bibimbap, grill-it-yourself kalbi, soon tofu and other restaurant specialties. Finally, sate your sweet tooth at a dessert cafe, bakery or bubble tea parlour, or sing your heart out at a karaoke lounge. 

Don’t miss:

  • Christie Pits Park for alfresco film screenings in summer, and epic sledding in winter
  • Walnut cakes from Hodo Kwaja or fish-shaped taiyaki from Kevin’s Taiyaki
  • Loading up on cool Korean and Japanese candies and chips at P.A.T. Central supermarket
  • Booking a private room in one of the many karaoke bars—a popular one is Echo Karaoke on Bloor
  • K-Beauty spas and shops for treatment facials and Korean skincare products

BOUNDARIES: Bloor Street West between Christie and Bathurst streets. 

PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Christie subway station. 

Midtown is an eclectic mix of neighbourhoods, from the University of Toronto’s scholastic vibes through to cultural havens in Koreatown and designer boutiques in Yorkville. The tree-lined streets will have you...