Toronto has quite a large Chinese community.....in fact one of the University here in the city has the largest Chinese population of students anywhere outside China. One Sunday afternoon with not much to do we like to explore the city in which we live...it is extremely diverse with many cultures.
We went downtown to Chinatown only one of a few that we have here in the city. But this is the original Chinatown and has since grown in size spreading to more streets.......they use to have a Jewish area here but they have since moved to another part of the city and so Chinatown grew. The Jewish area use to have the best Corn beef sandwiches here. It's basically located on Spadina Avenue...a walk through this Chinatown is like a walk someplace in China.......there is hardly any English spoken here at all.
Dried fish......so smelly.
Big bins of beans of some sorts not sure what kind.
Bubble tea....seems to be the rage among the younger crowd.
The main street called Spadina Avenue....has street cars running in the middle but not this week due to construction. Not too many people shopping today as it was a Sunday and looked like rain.....otherwise it is very busy and hard to get around with the crowds. It get very chaotic and parking is at a premium.
My daughter holding her Bubble Tea....
What is this????
Strange 'things' in the bins.....not sure what they are. They are all mostly dried.
Sugar cane drinks......quite popular there but I never got a chance to try one....don't need any more sugar.
I stood in the middle of the street to take this picture.
These buns were so tasty light and yummy.....
These dried up fishies were only barely an inch...my daughter said do they eat the eyes also, well at one inch or less I think you have no choice.
Looks prickly but people were buying them by the bags full....supposed to be sweet.
Ducks hanging ready to eat.
The Toronto 'Red Rocket' on a side street in Chinatown.