Kicking Back in Kensington – Toronto

Kensington Neighborhood Street Sign in Toronto with Chair

A mustard-colored chair, with a sun-drenched model of the earth sitting on it, signified our arrival in Toronto’s Kensington neighborhood. For several hours, we strolled around the quirky district, admiring its multicultural qualities, fun characters and distinctive businesses. Our stroll was illuminated by a sapphire blue sky.

Toronto Street Scene

Kensington Toronto Streetscape

Kensington Market - Toronto

There were beds of happy daisies and hollyhocks,

Daisies in Toronto

Hollyhocks in Kensington, Toronto

cars befitting one with a green thumb,

Garden Car in Kensington, Toronto

vibrant murals,

Toronto School Mural

bikers with flair and companions,

Man in costume riding in Kensington, Toronto

Woman biking with dog in Kensington, Toronto

and fun architectural details on gingerbread homes and shops.

House in Kensington Toronto

Street Art in Kensington Toronto

Detail of Kensington House - Toronto

Kensington Building Detail - Toronto

Street Light in Toronto College Street

Shop in Kensington, Toronto

Kensington Diners- Toronto

Piercing sign in Toronto - Kensington

Victorian Architecture in Kensington, Toronto

We spied churches and synagogues,

Church in Toronto - Kensington

Ukranian Church in Toronto

Synagogue in Kensington, Toronto

and moose on a balcony.

Kensington Toronto Maple Leaf Moose

After criss-crossing the district on foot, we yearned to fill our bellies with a big, fat burrito. We went heavy on the spicy sauce, making our tongues sizzle as much as our bodies had under the hot, hot sun.

Big Fat Burrito in Kensington, Toronto

Big Fat Burrito in Kensington, Toronto

Tips jar in Kensington Toronto

Kensington - Toronto

We returned to lanes bathed in late afternoon sunlight, and dotted with shadows and silhouettes.

Kensington Home - White Picket Fence - Toronto

Kensington Streetscape - Toronto - Muraled building

A flame flickered in an old-fashioned lamp in front of the local fire station.

Firehouse in Kensington, Toronto

Firehouse in Kensington, Toronto

Firehouse in Kensington, Toronto

Before we knew it, it was time to hop back onto the metro and return to our home away from home.

Firehouse in Kensington, Toronto

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