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Type: Antique Shops, Clothing Stores, Food / Gourmet Stores, Gift Stores, Shopping Districts, Vintage Clothing Stores
In a city of neighbourhoods, Kensington Market easily qualifies as Toronto's most unique. The small residential and commercial hub sits between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue on its west and east... Read More
In a city of neighbourhoods, Kensington Market easily qualifies as Toronto's most unique. The small residential and commercial hub sits between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue on its west and east boundaries, and College Street and Dundas Street to the north and south. One of Toronto's oldest neighbourhoods, it's been home to many different cultural groups over more than 125 years --Irish and Scottish labourers, World War 1-era European Jewish immigrants, and more recently, people from China and Latin America. Many original Victorian rowhouses still line the narrow streets, and the wares of produce vendors and clothing stores are still displayed along the sidewalks as they were 100 years ago. Check out the eclectic variety of cultural and vintage items available in Kensington Market's shops. And if you're looking for Toronto's best selection of Mexican and South American foods, you'll find it here.
- Shopping Malls and Centers: "The market was the setting for one of Canada's best-known sitcoms of the 1970s, King of Kensington. Al Waxman, who played the eponymous King and grew up in the neighbourhood, is memorialized with a statue in a local park."
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: If a regular mall were the colour beige, Kensington Market would be fuchsia.