About Kensington Market
Kensington Market is not a traditional farmers or flea market. It’s an entire multicultural neighbourhood decorated with street food, shops of all ages and types, and tons of street art. The market is most famous for its outdoor art displays, colourful buildings, and carefree atmosphere. The popularity of Kensington Market isn’t just Toronto wide; it was recognized as a National Historic Site in 2006.
Top Things to Check Out in the Kensington Market Neighbourhood
Starting in May, Kensington Market closes down its roads every Sunday and hosts a giant party and open air market within the neighbourhood. Pedestrian Sundays feature music, street food, and tons of booths on the sidewalk to explore and browse. The market is a great way to spend an afternoon of window shopping, photographing, and exploring a popular part of Toronto.
Photo by @svenmewis
As one of the most multicultural neighbourhoods in Toronto, this is one of the number one places to go to grab a meal. There are dozens of types of cuisine to pick from. Some key places to try include Jumbo Empanadas, Fika, Pancho’s Bakery and Moo Frites.
If you’re not satisfied with the food in the market, head out to nearby Chinatown for authentic Chinese cuisine.
Photo by @graacelo
One of the things that Kensington Market is known for is its colourful and abundant street art. Whether that street art is a mural on a wall or the front of a building, there are tons of beautiful pieces to look at when walking through the neighbourhood. Check out some of the more prominent art pieces such as the Kensington Market car.
Photo by @adamxshaw
Join Us in Kensington Market for a Photo Tour!
Explore this wonderfully multi-cultural neighbourhood through the eyes of a photographer. See the best photo spots in the Market and learn to appreciate one of Toronto’s National Historic Sites.