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The Best Street Art In Toronto’s Kensington Market: A Photo Essay

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Kensington Market is an eclectic, vibrant, unique and culturally diverse neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada that is filled with a ton of colourful and interesting street art to admire. The unique and beautiful art can be found displayed on buildings everywhere including storefronts and tucked away along narrow back alleyways throughout the neighbourhood. Each mural tells a different story and has meaning behind it, and many of the street art pieces are centered around the theme of cultural diversity. The neighbourhood is also known for its diverse array of ethnic restaurants to choose from, its lively, bohemian and alternative culture, and its unique and independent shops and it is definitely worth a visit. 

You may have heard of Toronto’s well-known Graffiti Alley, which is a long public alleyway where you can find amazing street art concentrated in one area. However, not everyone knows about the incredible street art that can be found in Kensington Market and it tends to be underrated, which makes it that much more of a fascinating and unique place to explore! 

I stayed at a hostel located very close to Kensington Market during my solo travels to Toronto in April 2016, and I had a lot of fun wandering around the neighbourhood and down the back lanes to discover some amazing street art from some incredibly talented artists. 

This is a photo essay featuring my favourite street art finds in Toronto’s Kensington Market! If you live in Toronto or are traveling to the city and are a fan of street art, then I recommend exploring this neighbourhood and seeing what you can find. I do not remember the exact locations of where each of these street art pieces was, but it’s more fun if you hunt for them yourselves anyways. Enjoy! 

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This one was so detailed and colourful!

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I loved this street art!

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Welcome to Kensington street art on Augusta Avenue.

If you appreciate unique and impressive street art, then discovering the beautiful art in Toronto’s Kensington Market is definitely for you! 

I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the neighbourhood and stumbling upon so many wonderful works of art and taking lots of photographs. 

I hope you enjoyed this photo essay!

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Have you explored the street art in Toronto’s Kensington Market? Where else in Toronto or the world have you found amazing street art? 

Let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear your thoughts. You can also follow me on social media to read about and see photos from my adventures and explorations in real-time – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Thanks for reading! 

I’m Brittany, a small town girl living simply in the Canadian prairies. I love exploring off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems both locally in Manitoba and beyond; traveling independently; photography; eating plant-based and gluten-free foods; browsing local markets; and learning about cultures and ethnic cuisines. My other loves include cuddling with my cats, playing board games, drinking kombucha and matcha tea, spending time in nature, studying maps, eating Mexican food, and making fresh fruit smoothies.

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