Kensington Market, Chinatown and the Art Gallery of Ontario: A Self-Guided Tour

Explore the colourful streetscape of two of Toronto’s most popular neighbourhoods with Jane Herman of On the Town Tours. Start this self-guided GPS audio tour in one of the most “Instagrammable” spots: the south side of the Art Gallery of Ontario and end the tour at Kensington Market. Along the way, you’ll pass by the iconic OCAD University and Chinatown.

Jane expertly helps you navigate your way through the proliferation of street artists, vintage clothing stores, speciality markets, and unique eateries, providing invaluable suggestions about where to stop along the way. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Start the tour in the app and put your phone in your pocket. The directions are clear and easy to follow and are great for both tourists as well as locals looking for a fun afternoon.
* Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
* Starts: Toronto, Canada
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Explore the colourful streetscape of two of Toronto’s most popular neighbourhoods with Jane Herman of On the Town Tours. Start this self-guided GPS audio tour in one of the most “Instagrammable” spots: the south side of the Art Gallery of Ontario and end the tour at Kensington Market. Along the way, you’ll pass by the iconic OCAD University and Chinatown.

Jane expertly helps you navigate your way through the proliferation of street artists, vintage clothing stores, speciality markets, and unique eateries, providing invaluable suggestions about where to stop along the way. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Start the tour in the app and put your phone in your pocket. The directions are clear and easy to follow and are great for both tourists as well as locals looking for a fun afternoon.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4 Canada

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an art museum in Toronto. Its collection includes close to 95,000 works spanning the first century to the present day. The gallery has 45,000 square metres of physical space, making it one of the largest galleries in North America.

Pass By: Kensington Market, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Kensington is a vibrant, historic multicultural neighbourhood and marketplace featuring over 240 unique shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. There’s also a large population of writers, artists and musicians living alongside a diverse immigrant community.

Pass By: Chinatown, Spadina and Dundas (From Queen to College and east and west of Spadina), Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E9 Canada

On most days, the flavor of Chinatown literally spills right out onto the sidewalk. You’ll pass an array of produce markets and grocers featuring mounds of exotic looking herbs, fruits, vegetables and dried seafood. Vendors line the sidewalk, some of them selling wares right out of grocery carts and pop-up tables.

Pass By: Grange Park, Grange Park, Toronto, Ontario

Grange Park is a prominent and well-used public park in downtown Toronto. The Park lends its name to the Grange Park neighbourhood in the vicinity of the park. Historically, the park was the backyard of The Grange, a manor that eventually was expanded and became the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Pass By: Ontario College of Art and Design, 100 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1 Canada

The Ontario College of Art and Design University is a public university located in Toronto. The school is Canada’s largest and oldest educational institution for art and design. OCAD University offers courses through the Faculties of Art, Design, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and alternative programs.

Pass By: Kiever Synagogue, 25 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N5 Canada

The congregation of the historic Kiever Synagogue originally resided in the Ward. They purchased the property in 1914 from the Denison family estate and built a new synagogue.

Pass By: Denison Square, Toronto, ON M5T, Canada

Kensington occupies a tract of land that was originally owned by the Denison family. George Taylor Denison used the land now occupied by the park as a parade ground for his volunteer cavalry troop, which he commanded during the Rebellion of 1837.

Pass By: Dragon City Mall, 280 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 3A5, Canada

Toronto Chinatowns are ethnic neighbourhoods in and around Toronto, with a high concentration of ethnic Chinese residents and businesses. These neighbourhoods are major cultural, social and economic hubs for the Chinese-Canadian communities of the region. There are multiple Chinatowns in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.