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CHATTER (JULY 2016) Kensington Market consultation focuses on culture

July 25th, 2016 · No Comments

By Geremy Bordonaro

A recent community consultation meeting demonstrated that there is wide support for designating Kensington Market as a Heritage Conservation District (HCD), although one aspect of the neighbourhood — its unique culture — may be difficult to quantify under the heritage designation.

Residents from across Kensington and Chinatown expressed their opinions on what makes the area unique, and how a designation could best protect the market, during the June 21 meeting.

While the feedback for the project was positive and enthusiastic, most of the attendees focused on the community’s culture rather than its architecture, which is what an HCD is designed to protect.

The community was labelled an HCD study zone earlier this year.

Feedback forms from the meeting will be available in mid-July for residents to read on the HCD Toronto website, which also has information on several other consultations across the city.



NEWS: Kensington Market to become heritage district (May 2016)

NEWS: Community council approves Madison Avenue HCD (October 2015)

NEWS: Preserving a historic street (May 2015)

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