Chinatown

Toronto
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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.


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Toronto Travellers Home
Toronto Travellers Home
1.5 out of 5
588 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $69 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Chinatown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, Queen Street, and Art Gallery of Ontario. University of Toronto ...
2.4/5 (407 reviews)
"convenient close to all amennities"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2021

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Hotel Ocho
Hotel Ocho
3.5 out of 5
195 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $132 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Chinatown, this romantic hotel is steps from Spadina Avenue Shopping District and Queen Street. University of Toronto - St. George Campus and Rogers ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (760 reviews)
"It was centerly located, cosy hotel, friendly staff."

Reviewed on Nov. 5, 2021

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University Apartment
University Apartment
1.5 out of 5
16 Willison Square, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $79 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Located in Chinatown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, Queen Street, and Art Gallery of Ontario. University of Toronto ...
2.2/5 (329 reviews)
"noisy and dirty"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

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Chinatown Travellers Home
Chinatown Travellers Home
1.5 out of 5
31 Grange Avenue, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $99 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Located in Chinatown, this guesthouse is steps from The Path and Art Gallery of Ontario. University of Toronto - St. George Campus and Queen Street are also ...
2.7/5 (279 reviews)
"It was a lovely stay!!!"

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2021

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DUNDAS -301  Huge Apartment
DUNDAS -301 Huge Apartment
Toronto, ON
Located in Chinatown, this apartment building is steps from The Path and Art Gallery of Ontario. University of Toronto - St. George Campus and Queen Street are ...
DUNDAS -301 Huge Apartment
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $127 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of PATH Underground Shopping Mall, Hockey Hall of Fame, and Queen Street. Toronto ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4,974 reviews)
"Beautiful room and excellent service"

Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2021

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