What is Kensington Market

After my afternoon spent in Kensington with Natalie, I’ve really started to love Kensington market. It’s got so much character and local flavour. I love that a lot of the businesses owners live in the market, and that residences in the area are long-time patrons of the shops and restaurants. There is a real sense of distinct community there that’s sometimes lost in big cities. 

At the heart of this close-knit community are the small businesses that breathe life into this neighborhood. The shops and the people who run them make up the fabric of this community. During our afternoon there, Nat showed me plenty of her favorite places in  the market. Kensington Market are all the small businesses who keep the neighborhood running. Check out these great places we visited:

167 Augusta Ave.
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Anice is a jewellery shop that specializes in custom-made jewellery for its clients, breathing life into old pieces of jewellery by mixing it with new materials.

Hogtown Charcuterie
61 Kensington Ave.
Toronto, ON

This artisanal charcuterie is all about ethical animal treatments and supporting local farmers. Not to mention they are a lot of fun, just check out their sign!

Kid Icarus
205 Augusta Ave.
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Kid Icarus is a cute print studio and retail shop. I love that the studio is in the store and you can watch the staff there at work while browsing through handmade screenprint goods.

Model Citizen
279 Augusta Ave.
Toronto, ON

Model Citizen is all about silk screen printing on different fabrics and material. Their clothes are amazing, as are their bow-ties. They even teach workshops on screen printing where you can print your own t-shirt designs.

Sole Survivor
16 Kensington Ave.
Toronto, ON M5T 2J7

Katie, the owner of Sole Survivor, took a very interesting path to becoming a cobbler.  Sole Survivor repairs shoes and boots, and also sells vintage footwear and bags.

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