Kensington Market is a cherished neighbourhood for Torontonians. Maybe, it’s because it represents so many of the things that our city stands for diversity, creativity, beauty, art, food, music, multiculturalism, and (really good) shopping. Luckily, if the odd smell of patchouli is not your scene, it is not long-lasting, and swiftly replaced by the aromas of freshly baked goods and flavours.
Lofts available on Baldwin and Nassau street, such as the Kensington Market Lofts, offer residents modern, ‘arty’, light-filled, living. (Unique layouts and the occasional penthouse patio view aren’t too shabby either). And, if the effortless chic of loft living doesn’t immediately attract you to the area then the convenience of living within one of Toronto’s stand-out marketplaces will.
Local Kensington businesses cater to a diverse crowd resulting in a wide array of colourful, unique, and often delicious, offerings. It is truly a place where anything goes. For ‘foodies’ this makes Kensington a little slice of ‘tasty heaven’. Being “hangry” as a resident in Kensington Market would be entirely your fault! There’s zero shortage of ‘good eats’ within walking distance: Rasta Pasta, The Burgernator, Seven Lives, Fika, and SO MANY MORE. Bars, vintage clothing stores, refurbished furniture and decor shops, jewellers, and cafes, follow-suit providing the best of each of their categories.
And last, but sure as heck not least, Kensington Market is situated in an unreal location (location, location, location!). Sandwiched between Dundas street and College, and Bathurst and Spadina, this exciting pocket of the city allows for easy commuting in all directions.