The KMBIA Public Realm Masterplan aims to provide a community-driven framework that allows for change to happen in a direction that is appropriate for Kensington Market’s unique character and circumstances and one that prioritizes equity and inclusion.

This Masterplan focuses on the community, its people and the improvement of their overall experience in conjunction with the Market functions and services. It seeks to improve the interrelation between visitors, residents and workers as they coexist and interact on a daily basis. It aims to maintain an active, functioning Market with improved safety, mobility and comfort while reinforcing the unique character of the neighbourhood.

NOTE – This document is a framework, a frame of reference and it’s currently under revision, there are no plans to implement this plan yet. We are working with the community  to arrive at solutions that are appropriate for the market.


Kensington Market is one of the most beloved and celebrated neighbourhoods in Toronto. Throughout Kensington’s history, it has always been a place where people from diverse backgrounds come together to live, work and enjoy the unique and vibrant market experience.

With the constant changes Kensington Market faces, there is always opportunity as our great city of Toronto continues to grow.

The Plan

The Kensington Market BIA – KMBIA is creating a Public Realm Masterplan that will consider how Kensington’s public spaces can work better for all people who use the market. This could include potential improvements to the Market’s streets, sidewalks, laneways, green spaces, waste management, lighting, parking (bikes and cars), street furniture and more..

However, with the rapid growth of the city, we can’t stop change, and hope to choose the type of change we want to see in Kensington.

We can channel change in a direction that is suitable for Kensington Market in the form of a coherent vision and an overall Masterplan that can adapt to external pressures and requirements while adjusting to the Market’s unique character.

The Team

SUMO Project

Project Lead, Urban Design, Art Integration

Gladki Planning Associates

Public Consultation and Engagement

Greenberg Consultants Inc.

Advisor-Urban Design

PMA Landscape Architects

Landscape Design

Media & Resources

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You can Download documents/files outlining the master planning process from November 2018 on-wards from our folder (.pdf, images).

(*) Unless otherwise stated, all Materials and Resources mentioned on are stored within our KMBIA Public Folder *hosted on Google Drive. — This usually includes agendas, meeting minutes, project proposals, worksheets, 3rd Party Forms, and more.