Chinatown
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Established in 1878, this is one of Toronto’s oldest neighborhoods and the largest Chinatown in North America. Here, you can find colorful storefronts, bustling streets, and a variety of restaurants and specialty shops. Visit the quaint teahouses and intriguing herbal stores, as well as browse the clothing stores. When hungry, pop by the steaming noodle houses for some wonton soup, hunt for the famous Peking duck, or go on a dumpling crawl. At night, Chinatown lights up in bright neon red, with lanterns lining the alleys and Chinese music blaring from the karaoke bars. Combine your visit here with a trip to Little Italy and Kensington Market—both within walking distance. – Tripadvisor
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Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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tdsuperstar
Toronto, Canada18,702 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
So much life in Chinatown, Toronto version! Lots to check out, lots to eat, lots to experience and yeah, lots to smell at times (especially in the Summer!). On any given day, there’s so many people coming up and down Spadina. Whether you’re there to enjoy House of Gourmet, a Toronto tradition, maybe shop at Meeplemart, catch a smoothie at What a Bagel!, or shop at many of the merchants, Chinatown Toronto will keep you entertained and engaged! A must do experience while in Toronto!
Written February 25, 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,761 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Chinatown in Toronto is quite a cool area. There are lots of shops selling all sorts of things. It may be memorabilia, food or restaurants and cafes.

Spadina Avenue is definitely a focal point and where this road meets Dundas it is a big crossing. Watch out for traffic, cyclists and streetcars if you are on foot!
Written November 11, 2023
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Stewarts Vacation
1,037 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Chinatown, along Spadina and Dundas Streets which are both really busy roads, felt chaotic. However, it was interesting to see the stalls set up along the pavement selling Chinese products and produce.
Written November 10, 2023
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Beth S
South Lake Tahoe, CA491 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Chinatown is a collection of many Asian cultures. You can find food and knacks from any of the Asian areas such as Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, etc. It is similar to most Chinatowns, which include San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver.
Written October 2, 2023
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john k
Ladner, Canada14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
It's super duper ok and very forgetable but the food was good at the restaurants we went to. you should go so you can tell everyone you went there.
Written August 26, 2023
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James
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Great Place to buy Cheap Souvenirs! Most of the souvenirs you find in shops here are the same in other Souvenir shops around Toronto and Montreal but sell the items at 2-3x cheaper!
Written August 12, 2023
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,299 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
It may be the biggest Chinatown in Canada, but it's not as vibrant and colorful as the other Chinatowns I know. Restaurants and shops are sometimes far from one another. At any rate, it's still the best place to buy your souvenirs and try Chinese food. It's quite accessible. You can take buses, street cars or the subway. I took the subway up to Spadina station and from there transferred to a street car that runs along Spadina where Chinatown is located.
Written August 11, 2023
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PattyG08
Livonia, NY38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Such a busy area. Lots of shops. Lots of restaurants. Lots of people. Favorite thing was lunch at dim sum king. You can’t go wrong with any of the places there.
Written July 10, 2023
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Andy L
Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I love to eat very nice and relaxing
And you have a safe trip
And Manny more to come
And a safe welcome
And be carefull
And everyone will have a great day visiting
And I'm sure everything will be alright
And the hotel will be in good shape
And same with you and I
Have a good day visiting
Written July 8, 2023
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lowbk
Singapore, Singapore205 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
If you would like to have Chinese food there are many Chinese restaurants there. Please note that the expected tips is around 15%. Nice mural painting.
Written February 4, 2023
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