A Winter Walk in Kensington Market

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This is Kensington Market, an area that we go to all the time, to get vegetables and fruit, spices and international ingredients. There's a shop representing most every nationality, tucked somewhere in the tightly packed streets. It's been a market area for over a hundred years.

It's not only food here though; you can also find awesome vintage clothing, used record, army surplus, independent restaurants, bars and cafes.

Also, above and in between the stores are homes ... lots of people live in the neighbourhood too.

It's a great and popular place, and we certainly are not alone in our love for Kensington.

Regular visitors to my blog will have seen quite a bit of this part of town in pictures before because it's so picturesque, but while I've shown you what it looks like in spring (here), summer (here) and autumn (here), I noticed that I've never shown it in the wintertime, when things are covered in snow.

In fact, an image search indicates that very few people, if any at all, have posted pictures of the area during the winter. If you didn't know otherwise, you might think that the market closes down when the going gets cold. I'm here to show you otherwise!

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No matter how gray the weather there is still lots of colour to be found in Kensington Market.

Thank you for taking a look.
xo loulou
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12 Responses to A Winter Walk in Kensington Market

  1. hena tayeb says:

    looks like a nice day out.. the cold makes me lazy.. i leave the house do to only what i have too and them run back in.. and having a little guy doesn’t help.. last thing i need is a sick baby.. (which i already have – runny nose)

    • Loulou says:

      I know … I’ve been inside much too much this winter, but it ha been such an awful cold one this year. Hope your little one is feeling better soon.

  2. Vix says:

    Just the thing when it’s cold outside, a brisk walk and some eclectic shopping opportunities! Love your scarf! x

  3. Gaia says:

    Even in winter, never a dull moment at the Kensington Market!! I was there few weeks ago too.

  4. Hollie says:

    I think my other comment just got lost into cyber-space

  5. Julie says:

    great photos, it’s so awesome to see that bright colors even in winter. Although the warm spell is fortunately sending much of the snow away! When I was in university, Kensington market was the embodiment of everything that I loved about Toronto- I love the variety of finds, the little streets and all the independent businesses. It’ still one of my fave areas.

    • Loulou says:

      Thank goodness for the melting snow! Enough already. I hope this turn in the weather keeps up. I have plans to go to the market again on Sunday but this time for more of a look inside the vintage clothing shops.

  6. A says:

    I can’t wait til we are there again. I didn’t spot the popcorn store when we visited last. And I have serious scarf envy!

    • Loulou says:

      I think the popcorn place in new. I haven’t been inside yet, but plan to go in and see. I can’t wait ’til you’re there again either ’cause that will mean we’re there with you!

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