Explore Toronto: Visit Chinatown

By | March 11, 2014

Spadina Ave, Chinatown, Toronto, Travel, Tourism

Toronto’s Chinatown

Take a day-trip exploring Chinatown in Toronto. Many would say this is the old Chinatown, as Chinatown has moved north to Markham. Torontonians would argue Markham isn’t Toronto, however that being said this is one of North America’s largest Chinatowns and one of 6 Chinatowns in the Greater Toronto Area. Along Spadina Ave. & Dundas Street West, you’ll be able to find many Chinese restaurants, shops, and outdoor markets throughout the year. It’s a great place to explore using your taste palate…. and for cheap!

Persimmons, Chinatown, Toronto, Chinese


Summer, or winter the markets are open! You can pick up some exotic Chinese fruits & veggies. You have the selection if you want Cantonese or Shanghai boo choy! Exciting right?

Bok choy, Chinese, Chinatown, Toronto

Market in Chinatown, Toronto

You can buy Chinese karma charms to bring happiness, wealth, prosperity & many blessings! Maybe a good house-warming gift?

Karma, Charms, Chinatown, Toronto, Spadina

Oh I love good karma!

With over 2000 stores across Asia & North America, TenRen’s is the place to buy your tea! They even created a jingle that is stuck in my head, ” buy three, get 1 free!” You can find it at 454 Dundas St W.

TenRen's, Tea, Chinatown, Dundas Ave. W, Toronto,

Delicious Tea

Lamb, Chinese, Fish, Chinatown, Skewers, Toronto, Dundas Ave.

Lamb & fish please!

I love these spicy lamb & fish-ball skewers. They take about 10 minutes to cook, which is a perfect about of time to explore stores close by. You can get 4 skewers for $5.00. I don’t know about you, but I get excited! It’s right before the north-east corner at Spadina Ave. & Dundas Street West on Dundas.

Chinese, yummy, fish ball , Chinatown, Toronto


Dumpling House Restaurant is a tasty & very inexpensive place to eat. It’s located at 328 Spadina Ave, Toronto. It’s open from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00p.m. Nom Nom Nom…..

Dumplings, Chinatown, Toronto

Dumpling House Restaurant

dumplings, chinatown, Toronto

Watching the dumpling being prepared.

Beef dumplings, Toronto, Chinatown, Spadina

Beef Dumplings

This place is a great travel escape for the day in Toronto to Asia if your a tourist or local!

To watch my day watch the video below!

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