Toronto Chinatown at Dundas and Spadina – one of several Chinatowns across the city – is the Chinatown most tourists go to. Many people come here for Chinese food and bubble tea. You also get the best prices in town for souvenirs, fresh produce, tour packages, foreign exchanges rates and apparel.
Toronto Chinatown gets very busy at weekends and holidays including Sundays and Christmas Day as shops here open 365 days a year.
Annual festivals in Chinatown include Chinatown Festival in summer and Chinese New Year Celebration in winter
Elegantly stroked Chinese characters grace store and street signs. Toronto’s Chinatown has appeared in many movies and TV dramas.
Most people – both locals and tourists – come to Chinatown for its food. There are restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines from all regions of China and neighbouring Asian countries such as Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Singapore.
With consumers increasingly expecting food to be delivered to their doorsteps, restaurants are shifting business practices to meet demand. There are also several food delivery apps that specialized in Chinese food delivery.
Dumpling House gets a good ranking to TripAdvisor. It’s one of the best place to get Chinese dumplings – boiled or fried – in town. Most dishes are priced under $10. At some places, you can get stuffed with just 5 dollars.
Bakeries in Chinatown offer a wide selection of freshly-baked pastries, Chinese food and coffee at very affordable price. Egg tart is a must-try.
Chinatown boasts an abundant amount of fruit stands and markets where you will be sure to come across some unusual and exotic fruits, vegetables and other food. Many Asian Americans drive a long way here to buy Asian food. Young locals like to buy Asian instance noodles from supermarkets here as they are much cheaper here than anywhere else in town.