Kensington Market. Toronto.
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PersonPlaceStory learns about the forces at work in Toronto’s Kensington Market!
Kensington Market: Toronto’s forever eclectic, diverse, independent and endearing inner-city neighbourhood. It is/has been/was everything to so many different people, all at once. A bohemian hub. A hotbed for anarachists. A place to buy groceries. A place to pray. A cultural exchange. An artist’s dream. A modernist planner’s nightmare. And a first home and landing site for generations of Canadian immigrants.
Its usage and meaning is as diverse as the people who busy Kensington’s streets and shops. Inherently public and fiercely independent, Kensington is a site of constant change and open possibility. Some say, the heart and soul of Toronto, or the symbol of Canada’s vibrant multicultural urban dream.
My Kensington! collects stories from people on the street. Residents, visitors, workers, business owners, coffee drinkers, street dancers, tourists… My Kensington! looks at how people experience and understand this unique place.