There’s something so comforting and exciting about being able to shop outside in the sunshine instead of inside an air-conditioned grocery store or a mall, isn’t there? When the weather warms up in Toronto, the city is flooded with yard sales, outdoor pop-up events, and farmer’s markets, and the result is often weekends packed with so many activities that it’s impossible to get to them all! Luckily, all year round, everyday, there’s Kensington Market.
Kensington is a perfect combo of cute restaurants, affordable organic groceries, and vintage shops, and it’s filled with all kinds of treasures. There’s a ton of selection, and a large number of specialty stores with rare products you’d have a hard time finding anywhere else, which makes it the best spot to shop when planning a dinner party or a special meal. My favourite thing to scoop up there though is fruits, veggies, and herbs!
Every year when summer hits, Kensington’s produce vendors expand their shops into the street, loading metal storage units with seedlings you can take home and plant in your garden. Fresh fruit is also moved outside, which means the entire market has a sweet, fruity aroma. I headed down to the narrow streets to wander in the sunshine and pick up some sweet treats, and I couldn’t help but take a few photos with Brianne too!
Photography by Brianne Burnell