To Market We Will Go


To market, to market to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again, jiggity jig
And if you should have fun with the kids on the way
That’s a good kind of family outing, we say…

You don’t need to be a foodie or a trendster to enjoy a family outing to Kensington Market, one of Toronto’s oldest and most famous neighbourhoods (it’s a national historic site in fact), nestled just west of Spadina Avenue’s busy Chinatown. So get started with our savvy tour—it’s a fun weekend outing all year ‘round.

To start, park at the Kensington Garage Green P on St. Andrew Street, just west of Spadina, which puts you in stroller distance of the heart of the market. Then, to get tummies full and kids content, head across the street for a yummy dim sum lunch at the Bright Pearl Restaurant. You’ll find the huge bright room at the top of the building (note elevator access is available for strollers) full of young, old, families and Chinese locals (so you know it’s good and authentic). The food comes fast, always a plus when kids are dining, as you just choose what you want off the roving carts. The noise and buzz of the restaurant (it seats 350) is sure to drown out any normally unwelcome noises your family might be making!


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