Super 8 Downtown Toronto
222 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2C2
Colour, Cuisine, and Culture.... Chinatown Toronto
Toronto has one of the largest and most vibrant Chinatown districts in North America. Found at the intersections of Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area reflects a diversity of Eastern cultures, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Korean, and more!
The moment you enter Chinatown you'll notice how the street signs change from English-only to include Chinese also. Shops with large storefront windows showcase fresh pork, duck, and Chinese ingredients. It will feel as if you've left the streets of Toronto behind, and steped into the lively streets of Hong Kong or Shanghai.
Stroll the colourful streets that spill over with open-air food stalls and vendors. Stop in authentic cafes and Asian grocery stores. Explore a variety of shops along the street or visit Dragon City and Chinatown Centre, the two Chinese-inspired malls in the area.
Many restaurants you'll find in Chinatown can't be missed. Gone is the idea of "North American Chinese". Instead, sample authentic dishes, including Szechwan, Mandarin, Cantonese, Yunnan, and so many more specialties. Often, the ingredients are purchased daily, from the fresh food vendors serving the community.
A Lifetime of Things to Do in Chinatown Toronto
Toronto's Chinatown is brimming with culture and excitement. This vibrant area of Toronto is always full of culture, interesting people, and wonderful attractions.
One of the biggest visitor attractions in Toronto-Chinatown is the Toronto Chinatown Festival. This event spans several city blocks and brings the ambience of this bustling district to the streets. With nearly 100 eateries the smells of many foods is enough to entice any visitor. Browse the clothes and crafts for sales, or stop to see any of the free performances offered in the area. See the Cantonese Opera, the Chinese Traditional Musical Ensembles, the Dragon Dance, and outstanding Martial Arts demonstrations.
A quick walk from Chinatown reveals the Kensington Market. It is full of vintage clothing, Asian groceries, cafes, and street vendors. The Kensington Market is a great place to spend an afternoon browsing the shops and chatting with local merchants. Come hungry and have lunch in one of the many great restaurants. This is one of the city's oldest and most renowned markets.
The Super 8 Downtown Toronto is within short distance to many attractions, including:
- Kensington Market - 1 kilometer
- Princess of Wales Theatre - 1.1 kilometers
- Entertainment District - 1.2 kilometers
- CN Tower - 1.2 kilometers
- Rogers Centre - 1.5 kilometers
- Metro Convention Centre - 1.5 kilometers
- Pantages Theatre - 1.9 kilometers
- Eaton Centre - 1.9 kilometers
- Massey Hall - 2 kilometers
- University of Toronto - 2.3 kilometers
- Hockey Hall of Fame - 2.3 kilometers
- Royal Ontario Museum - 2.5 kilometers
- Air Canada Centre - 2.5 kilometers
- Casa Loma - 4.1 kilometers
- BMO Field - 4.1 kilometers
- Direct Energy Center - 4.1 kilometers
- Ontario Place - 4.1 kilometers