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FOCUS: Keeping beloved market “cool”? (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Keeping beloved market “cool”? (Apr. 2020)

Kensington BIA hones its market masterplan

A new masterplan aims to achieve what Kensington Market has already mastered, says one resident. KHYRSTEN MIERAS/GLEANER NEWS

By Khyrsten Mieras

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CHATTER: Celebrate the solstice with Kensington’s festival of lights (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Celebrate the solstice with Kensington’s festival of lights (Dec. 2017)

MATT JAMES/GLEANER NEWS FILE PHOTO

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CHATTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Painted streets launch in Kensington

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (SEPTEMBER 2016): Painted streets launch in Kensington

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The city’s first road mural was installed late last month on Baldwin Street in Kensington Market. Part of the StreetARToronto Road Mural program, the mural is the result of a collaboration between artists and the Kensington Market BIA. The mural was painted using latex paint, which is made to withstand weather elements and foot traffic for six to nine months. The City of Toronto launched the pilot project after a proposal to legalize road murals did not pass Toronto City Council. Four additional murals will be installed throughout the city under the project by the end of October.  —Summer Reid/Gleaner News

PHOTO BY SUMMER REID/GLEANER NEWS: The city’s first road mural was installed late last month on Baldwin Street in Kensington Market. Part of the StreetARToronto Road Mural program, the mural is the result of a collaboration between artists and the Kensington Market BIA. The mural was painted using latex paint, which is made to withstand weather elements and foot traffic for six to nine months. The City of Toronto launched the pilot project after a proposal to legalize road murals did not pass Toronto City Council. Four additional murals will be installed throughout the city under the project by the end of October.
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ARTS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Molly Johnson launches new jazz festival

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on ARTS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Molly Johnson launches new jazz festival

Kensington Market to host an “insane roster of amazing musicians”

By Annemarie Brissenden

Although Kensington Market has a long history of incubating musical talent, it hasn’t been home to a live musical festival that perhaps best embodies the area, whose Victorian homes, improvised stalls mixed between long-standing businesses, and quirky culture unite into a syncopated rhythm that is very much its own.

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NEWS: Kensington Market to become heritage district

May 13th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Supporters aim to protect neighbourhood’s unique character

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO: A Mona Lisa mural surveys the scene on Kensington Avenue. The market is undergoing a study to determine whether it should become a Heritage Conservation District.

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO: A Mona Lisa mural surveys the scene on Kensington Avenue. The market is undergoing a study to determine whether it should become a Heritage Conservation District.

By Geremy Bordonaro

Even in a city known for its distinctive neighbourhoods, it remains unique.

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City rejects retail development for Bathurst Street

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on City rejects retail development for Bathurst Street

RioCan likely to appeal at Ontario Municipal Board

By Richard Frankel

Business Improvement Area (BIA) and residents’ association representatives, along with some vocal residents, exclaimed their relief with vigorous applause at City Hall on May 30.

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Sweeping up Bellevue: Community lukewarm over month-long blitz

December 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Sweeping up Bellevue: Community lukewarm over month-long blitz

Bellevue Square Park was the site of a month-long crime blitz this fall. Perry King/Gleaner News

By Perry King

Out of the 68 arrests that were made in a Kensington-area drug blitz, police Sergeant Jeff Zammit remembers one arrest that bothered him.

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Earning his stripes? “Social transformation” art project not supported by hospital

November 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Earning his stripes? “Social transformation” art project not supported by hospital

By Perry King

Artist Miklos Legrady wants to paint candy stripes on Toronto Western Hospital’s smokestack, at the cost of $675,000. Courtesy Miklos Legrady

After years of being a sticking point for local residents, the Toronto Western hospital smokestack (399 Bathurst St.) may get a facelift, if a local artist has his way.

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