There’s no shortage of
great things to do on a Sunday in
with a sculpture of an early
in-the-field just one block up at
The station was then rebuilt as a replica of the original.
If, about now you`re feeling like chopped liver or maybe a knish, cross the road and grab a seat at Caplansky`s, it`s relatively new to the village but it boasts an authentic deli menu, just like the ones that used to be around when Spadina was the Garment District.
But don`t overeat, there are plenty of food stands and cafes to tempt you later.
Now you`re ready to explore the quirky, crazy, wonderful life of Kensington.
It`s an old part of the city. Many of the houses with their tilting verandahs and well worn steps were built in the 1870`s and 1880`s.
During the warm weather months,
the last Sunday of each month is car-free in Kensington.
That`s when musicians set up their music stands, artists haul out their canvases,
artisans show off their jewellery designs, buskers trot out their newest crowd pleaser and restaurateurs set up everything from watermelon stands to barbeques.
As you wind your way through the cafes, crowds and street musicians, you may spot an
``art car` with a green grass roof,
grocery cart sculptures on a fence, a shop owner putting the final touches on his ``art on the wall
`` creation in fact, anything goes in Kensington, just look around, stare if you want and enjoy.
Don`t be afraid to wander down the little lanes,
I did and discovered a fabulous country cottage
at the back of a lane what a treat! There are plenty of stores to take
in as well.
Daiter`s Kensington Creamery is closed on Sundays, but have a look, it`s been there since the 1930`s. The fruit markets are always brimming with fresh produce. There are cheese shops, fish markets, meat stores, bakeries. And, if you love trendy, off-beat clothing
(new or second hand), Kensington is the place to shop. Oops, I just about bumped into a fire eater.
Yes, you can enjoy Kensington any day of the week but Sundays … well they`re something special.
©P.-A. & Carol Buer 2013