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Toronto Kensington Market
Toronto Kensington Market

Toronto Kensington Market

Bordered by Spadina Avenue, Dundas Street, Augusta Avenue, and College Street, Toronto

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.

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Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
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Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
$76.99 per adult
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Good times!
Relaxing fun time. A diverse variety of tasty food with nice size portions. We also got a quick rundown on the history of the market area. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
ALI_E, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Toronto

star-5
Fun food frolic
Nancy_S, Aug 2022
Toronto Food Tour: Taste the World in Kensington Market
All the ethnic food adventures were such fun. Love the Kensington Market vibe. Easy to book the tour. Our guide made it a memorable experience. Would and already have recommended this tour to any foodie.
star-4
Great guide but mediocre food
Penny_R, Aug 2022
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
Tour guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about foods and neighborhood and history. Very friendly and open to questions. Food was not great. 3 of the 6 stops involved fried dough and not much flavor. Bagel stop and fish stop were great
star-5
Greet experience! Come hungry.
Tracy_P, Jul 2022
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
This is a really fun tour of the Kensington Market neighborhood! Jessica, our guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was great to go to a variety of restaurants and get a tasting of their dishes. Jessica also pointed out some restaurants we skipped and we returned for an amazing dinner that night. The six tastings included dishes I probably wouldn’t have ordered on my own. Come with an appetite!
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-5
Great food, great.guide, history and friends.
Catherine_S, Jul 2022
Toronto Food Tour: Taste the World in Kensington Market
Many of us tried foods we hadn't had before such as octopus..Tour guide was great! We learned some history of the market and met some lovely people.
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
Great tour
Emily_B, Jul 2022
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
The tour give you an opportunity to try different food from all over the world. Jessica our guide was very knowledgeable and really brought the experience to life!
star-5
The meeting place was...
Jeffrey_A, Jul 2022
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
The meeting place was very easy to find. The group was small. The tour guide, Jessica was very personable. My favorite was the bagel stop, but I enjoyed everything.
star-5
Great audio tour
Marisa_M, Apr 2022
Kensington Market, Chinatown and the Art Gallery of Ontario: A Self-Guided Tour
This is a great way to take a tour. Its super affordable and you have a tour guide in your ear the whole time. The ups tracking is accurate and the directions are easy to follow. I liked this tour since it brought me through cultural neighborhoods and pointed out fun food places to eat
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
Great Tour
Craig_H, Jul 2022
Kensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
The guide Jessica was very knowledgeable and provided a great tour. The food was great and good variety
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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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