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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.


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Hotel Ocho
Hotel Ocho
3.5 out of 5
195 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $89 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

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

4.2/5Very Good! (687 reviews)

"The hotel was very nice clean rooms and bathroom great location, would stay again"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 19, 2020

Hotel Ocho
Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Toronto
Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Toronto
2 out of 5
222 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
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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! (1,000 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
Prime Walk Location - Stunning 2BR Downtown!
Prime Walk Location - Stunning 2BR Downtown!
Toronto, ON
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Located in Chinatown, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of The Path and Art Gallery of Ontario. Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre ...

Prime Walk Location - Stunning 2BR Downtown!
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $118 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Meridian Hall are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6,316 reviews)

"We chose this hotel for our stay primarily because it had a kitchenette."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2021

One King West Hotel & Residence
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
3 out of 5
200 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON
The price is CA $89 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

This family-friendly Vaughan hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto and Vaughan Mills Mall. Canada's Wonderland is 2.1 mi (3.4 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"The staffs were very professional and polite also very accommodating to meet my needs during my stay."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2021

Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
4 out of 5
5400 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON
The price is CA $89 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

This family-friendly Mississauga hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Iceland Arena and Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Centennial Park is 2.6 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,929 reviews)

"They upgraded me to a suite without me asking. Appreciate it! I loved the room it was awesome. Had a mini kitchen."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
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