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ChinatownToronto

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.


Popular places to visit in Chinatown

CN Tower
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CN Tower

4.5/5(2,239 reviews)

Take the glass elevator to the lookout points on Toronto’s iconic landmark to enjoy views as far as Niagara Falls or have dinner in high style.

Toronto Eaton Centre
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Toronto Eaton Centre

4.5/5(3,177 reviews)

Treat yourself to a shopping trip in the stores and boutiques of Toronto’s largest mall, which is housed under a striking glass ceiling.

Canada's Wonderland
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Canada's Wonderland

4/5(790 reviews)

The highlight at this amusement park is the super-fast Leviathan ride, but there are 15 other roller coasters and more than 200 attractions to explore.

Rogers Centre
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Rogers Centre

4.5/5(1,156 reviews)

Come to this multipurpose stadium to watch baseball matches and football games, listen to concerts of famous bands, see family shows or simply tour this central entertainment complex.

Royal Ontario Museum
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Royal Ontario Museum

4.5/5(897 reviews)

Canada’s biggest dinosaur, Egyptian mummies and ice-age mammals make this museum one of Toronto’s most popular attractions for the whole family.

Toronto Zoo
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Toronto Zoo

4/5(648 reviews)

A zoological wonderland with animals from all over the globe.

Top things to do in Chinatown

Kensington Market Food Tour - Eclectic, Diverse, Charming...
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Kensington Market Food Tour - Eclectic, Diverse, Charming...

CA $89
Per adult
Plaza Premium Lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

CA $56
Per adult
Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

CA $20
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets
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Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets

CA $23
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country Tour
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country Tour

CA $92
Per adult
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Skip the Line: Bata Shoe Museum Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Bata Shoe Museum Admission Ticket

CA $14
Per adult

Top Hotels in Chinatown

Hotel Ocho
Hotel Ocho
3.5 out of 5
195 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $97 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

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! (668 reviews)

"Good location, clean and well priced for what you’re getting. Easy check in and check out."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

Hotel Ocho
Toronto Travellers Home
Toronto Travellers Home
1.5 out of 5
588 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $35 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

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 ...

2.4/5 (388 reviews)

"Central location convenient. Friendly and affordable."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2020

Toronto Travellers Home
Chinatown Travellers Home
Chinatown Travellers Home
1.5 out of 5
31 Grange Avenue, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $41 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

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 (278 reviews)

"It’s good room"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

Chinatown Travellers Home
University Apartment
University Apartment
1.5 out of 5
16 Willison Square, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $46 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

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 (322 reviews)

"Affordable rooms for backpackers. Close to food stalls and public transportation. Very nice staff. And easy transaction"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2020

University Apartment
Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Toronto
Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Toronto
2 out of 5
222 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (1,034 reviews)

"I liked the customer service at checkin. The room was very clean as well. The location was ideal"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 26, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Toronto
Dundas Guest House
Dundas Guest House
2 out of 5
292 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON

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 (2 reviews)

"so at this property I attempted to check in on June 30th and was unable to do so after prepaying something in the neighbourhood of 900 American dollars and when I asked about getting a refund as I was unable to check in due to the property owner not allowing me access I was refused my refund being ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2020

Dundas Guest House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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