Tucked away between Toronto’s Chinatown and Little Italy lies one of the oldest and most visited neighbourhoods. Designated a National Historic Site in 2006, Kensington Market is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood. As immigrants have come and gone from the ‘hood, they’ve each left a mark by the variety of goods and services available.
Fruit and vegetable stands line
up alongside European cheese shops tucked in between butchers and bakers. A long time tailor and haberdashery shop is near a Middle Eastern take-away, a tattoo parlour and an Army Surplus store. The partially outdoor market is a rainbow of colours and scents as
vintage garments hang out beside new pieces from local designers which are nearby to a lively Caribbean Cafe.
Each trip to Kensington Market brings out a new tapestry of this vibrant neighbourhood, stop by and paint your own picture.