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  • Address: Bordered by Spadina Avenue, Dundas Street, Augusta Avenue, and College Street, Toronto, Canada
  • Admission: Free

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Kensington Market Tours

Eclectic, diverse, and graffiti-slathered, the Kensington Market neighborhood is one of Toronto’s most distinctive enclaves. The district is packed with produce vendors, food sellers, vintage clothes shops, bric-a-brac boutiques, buskers, cafés, and restaurants, and attracts a steady stream of bohemian types.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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Ultimate Toronto Tour, Toronto, null
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Ultimate Toronto Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 122 Reviews

On this 5-hour ultimate Toronto small-group tour, you'll see and learn about some of the area's most famous landmarks, attractions and areas. Ride to the ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.16
Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown, Toronto, City Tours
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Discover two of Toronto's most colorful and multicultural neighborhoods on this small-group walking tour of Kensington Market and Chinatown. On this 2-hour ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.79
Kensington Market Food Tour, Toronto, Walking Tours
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Kensington Market Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Get your taste buds ready as you eat your way through decades of immigrant cultures that have left their mark on this truly unique part of the city. Recognized ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.81
Private Toronto Guided City Tour, Toronto, Food Tours
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Private Toronto Guided City Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Allow your licensed tour guide to take you on a private tour around the city of Toronto. Learn about the history of Toronto and Canada in comfort and ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $233.42
Toronto Food Tour: Kensington Market Sweet and Savory, Toronto, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Toronto Food Tour: Kensington Market Sweet and Savory

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Savor sweet and savory dishes from around the globe on this walking tour of downtown Toronto’s Kensington Market, a colorful multicultural neighborhood ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.91
Toronto Small-Group City Tour, Toronto, Food Tours
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Toronto Small-Group City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

This small-group tour limited to just 14 guests will have you feeling like a Torontonian for a day as we guide you around the Canada's most multicultural and ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.00
Toronto Private Tour, Toronto, City Tours
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Toronto Private Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a private tour of Toronto for up to three leisure or corporate travelers. Discover the architectural marvels that made Toronto famous throughout the ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.97

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