17 hotspots in bohemian Kensington Market // Toronto Travel Guide

1 August 2017

kensington market is the place to be for street food in toronto

Every city has its district where times seems to have stood still. Full of vintage stores, cafés with food from all over the world and a casual bohemian vibe. The Kensington Market neighbourhood in the centre of Toronto is one of those districts. It personally reminded me a little of Camden Lock in London. You can find so many specialty stores and tokos, but also lots of hotspots to have a coffee or something to eat. Are you a lover of vintage, than this is the spot for you just like the Parkdale neighbourhood. During the summer these vintage stores hang out their clothes outside and that really gives you the feeling like you’re strolling around on a market through all the narrow alleys. The place to be for lovers of street food and vintage!

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>> THIS IS HOW YOU’LL GET THERE: Jet Airways offers daily flights from Amsterdam to Toronto from € 402,-. You’re there in a little over 8 hours! During my last trip I flew in their Première Class and the food was honestly so good. Absolutely recommended if you love Indian food like me!

>> THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL STAY: Toronto has several nice neighbourhoods where you can stay, but if you’re more into the trendy areas the district around Queen Street West and Ossington Ave is recommended.
Drake Hotel: without a doubt the most trendy hotel in Toronto. With a mere 19 rooms and an amazing rooftop bar where you can have a drink after a day in the city.

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Thompson Hotel: are you in Toronto in the middle of the summer? Then the Thompson Hotel is the perfect stay, because they have a rooftop pool!

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Shangri-La: if the budget isn’t an issue then staying in the Shangri-La can’t go wrong. Even if it’s only because they have a Momofuku restaurant here!

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