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Kensington Market

Kensington market © Accordion Chick
Kensington market © Accordion Chick

Kensington Market embodies Toronto's multicultural society. Since the 1960s, immigrants from Eastern Europe to China and the Caribbean have injected their customs into the market, creating an area that is a model of open-mindedness. Today, this national historic site remains one of Toronto's oldest, most diverse and liveliest neighbourhoods. Essentially, it's an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, vintage stores, bars and speciality food shops where nobody's really foreign. Visitors enjoy getting lost here for hours.

Address: Area bordered by Spadina Avenue, Dundas Street, Bathurst Street and College Street

Website: www.kensington-market.ca

Transport: The market is served by streetcar stops College, Spadina and Dundas

Opening times: Open seven days a week. Most opening hours are from 11am to 7pm, although fresh produce stalls usually open earlier, and restaurants usually close later