Toronto Chinatown (Downtown Central)

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 is located between Kensington Market and AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario – a short walk west from Dundas Square in the city centre.

Toronto Chinatown gets very busy at weekends and holidays including Sundays and Christmas Day as shops here open 365 days a year.
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多倫多2011台灣文化節

今年的多倫多台灣文化節同樣是為期三天.可惜我雜務纏身,只有週六能抽出半天時間參與.

首次現身多倫多的電音三太子是今年文化節的一大亮點.台灣民間的三太子就是托塔李天王的三子哪吒.電音三太子將原來是鄉間和廟會用來降妖除魔的神聖儀式,結合了現代舞蹈及音樂元素,一躍成為萬眾矚目的焦點,全家大小都可以一同參加的娛樂活動。

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台灣美食一向是台灣文化節的重頭戲,今年也不例外.
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2011 Fortune Cooking Festival

A sizzling full-course menu of Pan-Asian culture right here in Toronto.

Tai Chi and Wushu Demonstrations by Ji Hong Tai Chi

Mikoshi & Shishimai

About Mikoshi (Portable Shrine):

A mikoshi is a portable Shinto shrine. Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle of a divine spirit in Japan at the time of a parade of deities. Often, the mikoshi resembles a miniature building, with pillars, walls, a roof, a veranda and a railing. During a matsuri, or Japanese festival, people bear a mikoshi on their shoulders by means of the two or four poles. They bring the mikoshi from the shrine, carry it around the neighborhoods that worship at the shrine.
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