Photo essay: Kensington Market (Toronto)

Kensington Market is a vibrant area, said to be among the best street markets in North America. I loved ambling along, taking the atmosphere in, smelling the smells of faraway places, watching locals go about their business and tourists like me taking photos and window-shopping. Diversity is the name of the game.

This is what you see when you turn right off Dundas St. into Kensington Ave.: row upon row of colourful Victorian homes converted into shops selling everything from Indian silk scarves to second-hand jeans to cheeses from around the world:

People from all walks of life live and shop at Kensington Market. Like the lady in grey, who happens to be a bloke, doing the shopping:

Spices galore! The air smelled of exotic spices and delicious foods: Chinese, Indian, Thai, Chilean, Mexican; you name, it’s there:

Gioconda is eyeing some belts. Which one should she buy?

Alternative means of transport?


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Hi, I'm Ana. I'm originally from Argentina but I'm currently living in Dallas (USA) with my British husband. I'd like to share my experiences as an expat and as a traveller.

12 thoughts on “Photo essay: Kensington Market (Toronto)”

      1. and I now live in Jersey…so I am an expat too! Great to see your site, really brough back some lovely memories for me!


  1. Funky markets like this one are great for people-watching…oh yeah, and buying stuff. 😉 I wish I could find all those exotic spices here in Necochea!


  2. Hola Ana! I am going here tomorrow and am in Toronto now. Thanks for photos, comments. I would like to see Sud America porque necisito una escuela Immersion para practicar y aprender Español.


      1. Ok, French, Asian, Middle Eastern, Mexican food today- Had some of 1,2,4 but French was just an iced latte. Wish I waited for the crepes. Lots of photos to post later. Need to avoid subway @ rush hr. unless a traveler likes being squished like a sardine- got off a train to wait for a less crowded one. Sent from Droid tablet


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