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  History of Kensington Market 

Kensington Market is the name commonly used for the area bounded by College and Dundas Streets, and Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue.

The history of Kensington Market has tremendous significance for the City of Toronto and Canada. You will find information on such historic figures as the Denison family, and illustrations which date back before Confederation.

Kensington Market is one of the oldest parts of the City of Toronto, with many of the houses and institutions built in the 1800s. The City of Toronto’s first Bell Centre building was in Kensington, along with one of the first fire halls – and the first to have a motorized fire engine.

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