Kensington in Toronto is nothing like its London namesake. Devoid of ‘Sloane Rangers’ this edgy district is home to thrift stores and colourful street art that make it more of a cross between London’s Camden and Brick Lane than the upmarket West. Bordering on China Town, the Kensington buildings house an eclectic mix of food markets, second hand clothes stores and international eateries. I really recommend a visit to this part of the city, online you can find some great hotels deals in Toronto if you don’t happen to live there yourself.
Above the shop windows and poking out of alleys are all sorts of eye catching graffiti – some of which, I am reliably informed, have been commissioned by the city council. Well if walls are going to be graffitied, they might as well be done by a professional!
Which is your favourite?
Toronto resident, Alicia, gets to grips with her favourite drawing!
This one reminds me of the art on the Wynwood Walls in Miami.
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