It's officially summer for me when Kensington Market closes it's streets to vehicles and opens up to welcome pedestrians in a car free zone! Starting this Sunday, May 31st you can roam the streets of Kensington Market every last Sunday of the month from now until October and not compete with traffic.
I love hanging out in Kensington, strolling through the neighbourhood and stopping at some of my favourite spots for coffee or a bite to eat or picking up my groceries. It's even better when there isn't a car in sight and the streets belong to the public, the vendors and the artists and musicians who come out to entertain on Pedestrian Sundays.
This week, in an article for Metro Toronto, Glyn Bowerman wonders if Kensington Market should permanently be "pedestrian-only". "So why not give up? Why not make Augusta pedestrian-only, all year round? It would be a case of user experience guiding design, and would allow the market to truly embrace its unique nature seven days a week." Certainly not a sentiment shared by all concerned, but you'll get no argument from me!
This is a great place to hang out and grab brunch or a wonderful adventure for the entire family. Kensington Market is a slice of Toronto's cultural diversity and one of my favourite places to eat, shop & play.