Cherished by Torontonians and visitors alike, this thriving mixed commercial-residential neighbourhood is well known for its independent spirit, colourful shop-fronts, vibrant murals, charismatic locals, family-friendly Pedestrian Sunday events, and over 240 unique and eclectic businesses.


Kensington Market has long been an important shopping, foodie, hangout, and tourist destination. This richly multicultural, open-air marketplace meets all needs: fresh produce, cheese, meats, bread & desserts, bulk spices/nuts/sweets, flowers, restaurants, cafes, bars, live music, local fashion designers & acclaimed vintage clothing, art, music, bike & skate shops, electronics, pet supplies, home-wares, and many specialty items from around the globe.


Kensington Market has long been supported by various community partners. Thank you to our market family for all their support;





  • Mike Layton, Local Councillor — “Toronto is a place for everyone; where an improved quality of life isn’t just for some, but for all.”



  • Kensington Market Residents Association Local residents association.



Please visit our sister site, Kensington Market Historical Society for “knowledge pertaining to the cultural, historical, and art-historical context of the Kensington Market area”

Also visit: Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District Plan to view a heritage study conducted by the city of Toronto.


Today the neighbourhood is one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, a noted tourist attraction and a centre of Toronto’s cultural life. — In November, 2006, Kensington Market was proclaimed a National Historic Site of Canada.