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Best Summertime Experiences near Kensington Market


As you explore one of Toronto's most colorfully captivating neighborhoods, stop by these bars and eateries to refuel and enjoy the summer weather.

  • Asian Chinatown-Kensington
    Supermarket Map 268 Augusta Ave, Toronto, Ontario | 416-840-0501
    Food20 Decor11 Service17 Cost$36

    This Asian-influenced eatery transforms into a nightclub and live music venue once the sun goes down, but also offers an al fresco dining option for earlier outings in Kensington Market. Here, customers can choose from a full bar menu and nosh on tapas-style small plates.

  • Spanish Chinatown-Kensington
    Torito Tapas Bar Map 276 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario | 416-961-7373
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    This compact tapas joint in Kensington Market comes into full bloom each summer with its pair of patios, one covered, one open air. A sustainably sourced menu includes a bevy of Spanish-inspired small plates, sangria and avocado fries.

  • French Grange Park
    Bodega Map 30 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario | 416-977-1287
    Food20 Decor19 Service20 Cost$53

    A decades-old standby for Mediterranean bistro-style dining, this Baldwin Village classic is just a short walk from Kensington Market's center. It switches out white tablecloths for a more laidback atmosphere on its spacious patio, where diners can relax in the garden shade.

  • Chinatown-Kensington
    Peoples Eatery Map 307 Spadina, Toronto, Ontario | 416-792-1784
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    When the weather is warm, the front windows at this Spadina Avenue joint retract, opening up its casually hip interior to its bustling Chinatown locale. A menu of shareable snacks incorporates traditional Asian flavors with Israeli accents - utensils optional - all for less than $10.

  • Sandwich Shop College Street
    The Clubhouse Sandwich Shop Map 455 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario | 647-502-1291
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    Make a quick stop at this College Street shop for picnic fare that’s a cut above the standard. Forget cold cuts - the sandwiches on this menu come stacked with buttermilk-fried turkey, smoked chicken and grilled flank steak.

  • College Street
    Grasshopper Restaurant Map , Toronto, Ontario | 647-340-3666
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    Even without outdoor seating, this College Street Vegetarian radiates a sunny disposition. Stop in for salads, rice bowls, meat-free banh mi sandwiches and fresh juice blends.

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