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Toronto's original Middle-Eastern restaurant.
Sake Bar + Sushi Bar + Izakaya: Japanese Restaurant a cut above.
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This neighborhood has changed dramatically over the years. Originally a Jewish community, it became home to Portuguese and other European immigrants, and then changed again as the bordering Chinatown expanded at the same time shopkeepers from the Caribbean, the Middle East, and elsewhere arrived. There are several Asian herbalists and grocers, as well as West Indian and Middle Eastern shops.... more
This colorful, lively area should not be missed. You'll hear Caribbean, Portuguese, Italian, and many other languages and dialects as merchants spread out their wares. Think: squid and crabs in pails; live chickens and pigeons; local breads; cheese from around the world; apples, pears, peppers, ginger, and spices; West Indies mangoes; and salted fish from Portuguese dories. There's also lace,... more
Not the best-kept, cleanest area, but there are a variety of quirky shops, vintage stores and markets (where you can get food for super cheap). Take a break at Kensington Coffee. Also, Chinatown is nearby.
Known in the 1930s as the Jewish Market, Kensington today is an awesome display of the city's multi-ethnicity. Here you will find shops packed with products from Europe, Middle East, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia and you will hear dozens of languages spoken. A visit to this market is like taking a trip around the world! With more than 100 shops in all selling everything from... more
Located just west of Chinatown, this matrix of busy streets is defined by a broad offering of produce, meats and dry goods. The area becomes an open-air market on Saturday – the busiest day of the week. The market originated during British settlement in the 1790s and has since undergone many permutations due to flurries of immigration that brought in folks representing more than 30 cultural... more