As long as we’re writing about interesting neighborhoods, Toronto’s Kensington area near China Town also has a special atmosphere. My two visits to the area was somewhat brief, but it nonetheless left a mark as a vibrant, energetic, and colorful place that shows a bit of how culturally diverse Toronto can get.

 

Kensington Market : Toronto

Kensington Market : Toronto

 

Wikipedia introduces :

Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Market is an older neighbourhood and one of the city’s most well-known. In November 2006, it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. Robert Fulford wrote in 1999 that "Kensington today is as much a legend as a district. The (partly) outdoor market has probably been photographed more often than any other site in Toronto."

 

Indeed. Just strolling around the area you’re likely to see :

 

Live performances…

Kensington Market : Toronto

 

Colorful buildings…

Kensington Market : Toronto

Kensington Market : Toronto

Kensington Market : Toronto

Kensington Market : Toronto

 

Interesting shops and restaurants…

Kensington Market : Toronto

Kensington Market : Toronto 

Kensington Market : Toronto 

Kensington Market : Toronto

 

Small outdoor markets and sales…

Kensington Market : Toronto

Kensington Market : Toronto 

Kensington Market : Toronto

Kensington Market : Toronto 

 

And just to show that China Town isn’t too far away…

Kensington Market : Toronto

 

Lovely.



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Where I can take Maple Leaf pictures?, really want to see Autumn in Canada, a red world….

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used to be a “jewish slum” (poor yiddish-speaking immigrants in the late 19th/early 20th century) before becoming like a china town. the area was called “the ward” if I recall correctly from the ‘canadian jewish history’ in my undergraduate years (I don’t recall that much from that course :p) the old minsk shul’s still there in kensington – hope you saw it during your visit 🙂

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