Exploring Kensington Market, Chinatown and the Art Gallery of Ontario

    Kensington market
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    10 Aug 2017
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
    4 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Explore the vibrant streetscape from the Art Gallery of Ontario through the adjacent Chinatown, and concluding in Kensington Market, an eclectic and historic neighbourhood that is a National Historic Sight. Learn about the history of Chinatown and check out some of the best spots to grab a bite. Take in unique architecture, fascinating history and culture, as well as great local shops and eateries along the way.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Art Gallery of Ontario, OCAD University, Chinatown, Kensington Market (National Historic Sight)

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Grange Park on the south side of the Art Gallery of Ontario

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Art Gallery of Ontario, Dragon City Mall, various specialty food shops including bakeries, coffee shops, cheese shops, and ethnic eateries

    Best time of day:

    When you are hungriest in order to enjoy sampling from the multitude of restaurants and vendors along the way! Sunday during July and August is a great day for exploring the market area, when some of the streets are closed to vehicular traffic.


    Be mindful of the weather and dress appropriately


    Plus Write a comment


    Great walk through Kensington. I enjoyed the narration, learned something new and will try a couple of the suggested places. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Thanks!

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 1 year ago

    Great audio guide tour. Very easy to follow, with clear directions throughout the historic neighbourhoods. Shares interesting facts and stories about China Town and the Kensington Market area, with a lot of great recommendations for local, delicious eats. Would recommend for both tourists and locals who are looking for a fun afternoon learning about the city.

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

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