Loving Lately : The Plant Car in Kensington Market

plant car kensington market

Hard not to love this plant filled car parked on a street in Kensington Market. It has been there a long time, since 2006, having started as a community art project. It originally belonged to a local restaurant which was allowed to park it out front, as long as they had car insurance for it. The restaurant has since closed its Kensington location and I can't tell who has taken responsibility for it now. But clearly it is being maintained and the crop of vegetables and herbs is doing very well.

I especially love that it is sanctioned by the City of Toronto and bears their logo artistically painted on its back bumper. I guess they had to give it some sort of a city marking so that it won't get a parking ticket. I mean you just can't plant a dirty car anywhere in the city and just leave it there, right?!

plant car kensington

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I know I have shared my love of Kensington Market here before. The affair continues with a weekly visit for our fruits and vegetables, which are as fresh as can be, since the vendors pick them up at the food terminal every morning and just open a d sell from the original cartons, packed by the farmers.

It is truly a laid back place, where there is always so much to see and where Christmas decorations sometimes hang all year 'round!

christmas decor still up

fruits and vegetables in ke


I don't think I've ever mentioned that many people live in Kensington Market too. Homes and apartments mix right in with the shops and restaurants.

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missing waldo poster

Do you have something in particular that you are loving lately? I'd really like to know!
xo loulou

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9 Responses to Loving Lately : The Plant Car in Kensington Market

  1. Vix says:

    What a fantastic area! That planted out car is absolutely amazing and that clothes stall and the array of vegetables look so inviting! x

  2. Emma says:

    I love the car and the place! It’s definitely my kind of space. I’d love to spend a few hours wandering around here, taking it all in!

  3. wow what an interesting way to display things lol. Lovely photos, so intriguing! xO!

  4. Liv says:

    Looks like a very cool area. Beautiful photos.

  5. Mary Hone says:

    That is awesome, what a fun and funky area. So colorful too!

  6. Xixia says:

    Woah, that car is kinda psychadelic! Really awesome. :)

  7. lola says:

    i heart kensington!

  8. I love Kensington Market too. How have I not seen this car? What street is it on? Am I blind?

  9. Loulou says:

    Hi Joann! It is on the west side of the street at the northern end of the market, on Augusta just south of Oxford.

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