Pedestrian Sundays return to Kensington for 10th year
It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years that Kensington Market has been closing off its major arteries on the last Sunday of the summer months from May to September, allowing music-food-and-fun-loving pedestrians to roam wild and free.
As a resident of the 'hood, I always look forward to spending the day immersed in some of the city's richest street culture. Some of yesterday's highlights had me hunting for great deals at Bungalow's annual clothing clearance sale, enjoying a Chilean steak sandwich while watching a reggae band play on the rooftop of Zimmerman's Foodmart and introducing a visiting German friend to Tootsie Rolls outside of Pretty Freedom watching Torontonians attempt to Double Dutch jump rope.
Closing down the day was Samba Elegue, the 20 or-so piece Brazilian marching band, which eventually gave way to hora-dancing hippies and Lemon Bucket Orkestra's gypsy-folk-klezmer tunes. Jewish wedding? Nope, but the borscht was surely missing, so I made do with Waterfalls Indian Tapas' Aloo Gobi with rice and salad, a hearty deal at $5.00 a serving.