Posted on December 16th, 2016

This Sunday the 18th, you and your family are invited to attend Red Pepper Spectacle Art's 🏮🎏🏮lantern making workshop to prepare for your participation in next Wednesday's Kensington Market Winter Solstice Parade. ✨💫Be a part of lighting up the longest night of the year.

The workshop happens at the United Steel Workers Hall, 25 Cecil St from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday. Materials and instruction are provided, and it only costs $12.  👍

You should note that there will also be lanterns for sale on Wednesday the 21st ahead of the parade.

Posted on December 15th, 2016

One of the cooler things to have happened in Kensington Market this past year was local resident Ben Lory's 100 Kensington Posters project which we launched at last August's  Pedestrian Sunday. 💯See the embedded video below which looks back on the project. 🎥 You can also view all of the posters at: 100KensingtonPosters.tumblr.com 👍Thanks for partnering with us Ben! It was a pleasure working with you.  Much respect. 🙏

Posted on December 11th, 2016


Posted on December 9th, 2016

Local Kensington Market artist 🎨 & resident Anna Paliy has an art exhibit currently up at Eative Film Café. Pictured here is a piece titled: "Isadora" a tribute to Isadora Duncan, the mother of Modern Dance. She was one of the first American women to break out of the classical form and create what is now contemporary dance. She led a rich and fascinating life... google her... she eventually married a Russian man and became a USSR citizen & communist, which didn't go over so well south of the border... Anyway, Anna has some lovely artworks like this one up for viewing until December 15th. The show is titled: "Cabinet of Curiosities". Do check it out and enjoy some of the fine fare that Eative Film Café has to offer.

Posted on December 8th, 2016

A number of you have been contacting me with questions about the fence that has been erected in Bellevue Square Park.

The park is going to be revitalized next year, at the moment they are tearing down the old public washroom to facilitate this process.

I am attaching a pic of the plan for your reference of the park that will be in place by the end of 2017.
PDF available for download here

Posted on December 8th, 2016

Kensington Market fights for survival
Local councillor Joe Cressy calls the city’s efforts to preserve Kensington “unparalleled,” but rising rents and bylaw ­enforcement around building code violations have left a different smell in the Market
BY JANE LYTVYNENKO

How the other half lives
It was everything I’d ever wanted in a first apartment – a place where, more than anywhere else in the city, I could feel my cultural history
BY JONATHAN GOLDSBIE

Of chaos and community in Kensington Market
Can we preserve a village of welcome for the unpolished in our city?
BY DOMINIQUE RUSSELL

The singular beauty of Kensington Market? its people
Most of the stores have long-time customers and people who come not just to shop and eat, but to see one another
BY NA LI

Kensington Market: a timeline
From its early days as a Jewish Market through to present-day bohemian food haven
BY NOW STAFF

Posted on December 8th, 2016


Posted on November 22nd, 2016

Join us in Kensington Market and watch RedPepper Spectacle Arts celebrate the holiday spirit on Wednesday December 21st at 6:30 pm for our Annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice Parade.

Posted on August 3rd, 2016


Posted on June 13th, 2016

BOXERS, BOOKIES & BOOTLEGGERS:
THE UNDERBELLY OF EARLY JEWISH TORONTO


JUNE 14, 2016
6:00 - 8:30 PM
LILLIAN H SMITH BRANCH, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
239 COLLEGE STREET, TORONTO

The Kensington Market Historical Society (KMHS) is excited to host an evening of storytelling by Bob Bossin, Ellen Scheinberg and Harold Troper. The authors will recount stories -- and in the case of Bossin songs -- drawn from their respective books that delve into the colourful underworld of Jewish Toronto during the first half of the twentieth century.

Admission is free.

The AGM for the KMHS will be held at 5:30 p.m. The speakers will be available to sign their respective books -- which can also be purchased -- following the presentations.

Questions should be directed to info@kmhs.ca