ChinatownToronto

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Discover a neighborhood bursting with Asian charm and traditions, from teahouses and herbal medicine stores to shopping malls and festivals.

Chinatown Toronto is a melting pot of Asian cultures, with communities from China and Taiwan, Vietnam, Pakistan and India all having an influence. Come to the neighborhood to visit teahouses and shop for medicinal herbs, browse the clothes stores and enjoy free cultural events. Centered on Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West, this is the largest of several Chinatowns in Toronto.

Join the crowds on Spadina Avenue that come to shop for the latest in fabric, leather and fur fashion. Local designers spill onto the sidewalk, where they set up racks of clothes and stands selling artisanal jewelry. Keep your eye out for a one-of-a-kind bargain. To find more shopping, enter Dragon City Mall, which is home to fashion shops, book and music stores.

Chinatown Toronto offers a wide variety of authentic Asian cuisine. You’ll find markets with exotic fruits and vegetables, herbal shops offering all kinds of tea, steaming noodle houses and restaurants with grilled meats hanging from the windows. Be sure to sample traditional Asian dishes, such as Peking duck and dim sum.

Some restaurants stay open all night, so you can also come here after a night of partying. At night, lanterns decorated with dragons light up the neighborhood’s sidewalks and Chinese music blares from the shops and restaurants. For a bit of fun, look for the neon lights of a karaoke bar and live out your dream of being a pop star.

Don’t miss the free cultural events that take place in the neighborhood. Watch musical performances and parades of dancing dragons during the Chinese New Year celebrations in winter. Enjoy more music and dance shows while exploring food and handicraft stalls at Toronto Chinatown Festival in August. Find all event details on the neighborhood’s official website.

Chinatown Toronto is a 20-minute walk west of downtown Toronto. Streetcars and buses stop at various points along Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West. The most convenient parking garage is at the Dragon City Mall. Combine your visit with a trip to Kensington Market or Little Italy Toronto, which are both just a short walk away.

Top Hotels in Chinatown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Toronto
Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Toronto
2 out of 5
222 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
CA $110
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5

Located in Chinatown, this spa motel is within a 5-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District and Queen Street. Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra ...

3.7/5Good! (2,002 reviews)

"The service was fast and friendly, in a great location. 50/50 characters"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Toronto
Toronto Travellers Home
Toronto Travellers Home
1.5 out of 5
588 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
CA $36
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6

Located in Chinatown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, Queen Street and Art Gallery of Ontario. Princess of Wales ...

2.5/5 (375 reviews)

"The room was so nice, the staffs are fantastic, the location is cool too"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2019

Toronto Travellers Home
Hotel Ocho
Hotel Ocho
3.5 out of 5
195 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
CA $139
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6

Located in Chinatown, this romantic hotel is steps away from Spadina Avenue Shopping District and Queen Street. Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra ...

4.2/5Very Good! (628 reviews)

"Loved the location and the small size of the hotel. Room was much more interesting inside than usual, exposed brick, wood beams, great layout."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020

Hotel Ocho
Chinatown Travellers Home
Chinatown Travellers Home
1.5 out of 5
31 Grange Avenue, Toronto, ON
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $40
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Chinatown, this guesthouse is steps away from The Path and Art Gallery of Ontario. Queen Street and PATH Underground Shopping Mall are also within ...

2.7/5 (269 reviews)

"Eveything! I'll be back! It was amazing! Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 31, 2020

Chinatown Travellers Home
University Apartment
University Apartment
1.5 out of 5
16 Willison Square, Toronto, ON
CA $45
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Located in Chinatown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, Queen Street and Art Gallery of Ontario. Princess of Wales ...

2.2/5 (309 reviews)

"Hi my name is Youri and ive been for a while and I think that so far they've been very constant good provider in terms of place to stay I stayed there for almost two weeks at least and all I can say is that I got used to it a staff I got used to the conditions and the place was good and I was glad ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 12, 2019

University Apartment
Dundas Guest House
Dundas Guest House
2 out of 5
292 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
CA $51
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5

Located in Chinatown, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, Art Gallery of Ontario and Queen Street. Princess of Wales ...

1/5 (1 review)

"There is no Dundas Guest House at the provided booking address. Rude behavior of the phone contact person that ended the call when asked to identify himself. Received SMS message to stay at a different unappealing address that had no indication as being Dundas Guest House. No trustworthy experience. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 10, 2020

Dundas Guest House

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Royal Ontario Museum
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4.5/5(869 reviews)

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Toronto Chinatown Dumpling Crawl

100% of travellers recommend
CA $75
Per adult
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Per adult
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Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Free Harbour Cruise

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Per adult
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CA $20
Per adult
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CA $102
Per adult

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