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Kensington Food Tour

During the 1920s, Kensington Market was a predominantly Jewish neighborhood, and families would set up stands in front of their homes and sell their goods to each another. This was the start of Toronto’s legendary Kensington Market. Now the area is arguably Toronto’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhood, and it has been designated an official National Historic Site.

The Kensington Market area is a maze of narrow streets and alleys, many of which are lined with brightly-coloured Victorian houses. Today the shops are a rich multicultural mix packed with goods from Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South America and Asia.

On busy days, the market is just as lively as street markets around the world: a cacophony of sounds, piles of produce, exotic spices, and sweet treats. The market has a wide variety of unique shops, including some of Toronto’s best vintage clothing stores.