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Kensington Market and Toronto Chinatown

Lose yourself in the liveliest corners of Toronto on this tour of Chinatown and Kensington Market. It is no wonder that they are often referred to as the most colourful neighbourhoods in the capital of the Ontario province. They contain such a multi-cultural variety, you are able to see, hear and taste fragments of a myriad of different societies within them. Join us on this stroll through their bustling and always friendly streets to sample both local and international delicacies. Meet up with your guide, who will soon prove to you his Toronto street savvy by taking you into Chinatown’s most charming vendors and specialty shops. Savour cuisine samples from many origins and marvel at the cultural variety made evident through the showcases. Thanks to your guide’s well-versed knowledge, learn the fascinating change of this quarter over time; originally a proletarian Jewish market, it slowly but steadily grew into a bohemian market and hosted on the largest Chinese communities in Canada. Kensington Market has a very similar story: it owes its splashes of colour and flavours to countless waves of immigrant settlers that arrived in Canada over the last 100 years. One can easily recognize most parts of the world at this thriving market. Oh, and by the way, the prize characteristic: not a McDonald’s or Starbucks in sight. It’s a true 100% marketplace. And it’s also beautiful: its bare brick walls are covered with layer upon layer of urban art and graffiti murals. You’ll live an unforgettable experience. Lose yourself in the liveliest corners of Toronto on this tour of Chinatown and Kensington Market. It is no wonder that they are often referred to as the most colourful neighbourhoods in the capital of the Ontario province. They contain such a multi-cultural variety, you are able to see, hear and taste fragments of a myriad of different societies within them. Join us on this stroll through their b Meeting/pick-up point: Art Gallery of Ontario (SW corner of McCaul St. and Dundas St. West). Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Start/opening time: 10am. Languages:English.