has one of the largest Chinatowns
in North America
, and definitely one of the busiest. It is located downtown
near the University of Toronto
campus. It is easily reached by taking the subway
station and taking the tram
a short way. Toronto
has many Chinatowns
due to its huge population of Asians
, however, this original Chinatown
still remains genuine "old-style", without the abandoned buildings and the urban decay
like Vancouver Chinatown
This area covers several square blocks of land. Toronto Chinatown has many excellent eateries, usually Cantonese in style, but Vietnamese restaurants are also popular. I recommend Wonton soup noodles. There are also many Asian groceries where you can obtain various foreign foodstuffs unavailable at other stores. A large number of small goods stores sell a huge variety of items. Imported Asian fruits such as longan and lichee can also be purchased.
The area is not too savory at night, but in the day it is definitely worth a walk.