After having lived in the Greater Toronto Area for 15 years now it was high time I'd made it down to visit one of the well known tourist attractions Kensington Market. I got the extra push after seeing Shelley’s post. We went down after our Tango Workshop.
Little known fact…Kensington Market became even more famous to Canadians due to this popular TV comedy…
…the King of Kensington which I do remember watching as a kid. In fact I remember that opening song by heart.
The first place we went was Model Citizen since I had seen the Liberty ties in Shelley's post and knew my husband would love them.
And yes…he helped himself to a new tie. He wore it to work later that week.
Gorgeous right? And yes…I picked it out ; )
The tie and the guy.
The market is filled with loads of outdoor murals and art, as well as street performers.
The gal with the accordion had a fit on me because she thought I didn't pay to take her photo. Meanwhile my husband had put money in her case. He had to vouch for me saying we were together otherwise she was going to come over and knock my teeth out.
Calm down Ms. Street Performer!
What happened to the friendly nice people from that King of Kensington video?
We ate at Big Fat Burrito. You can't miss it as the place is covered in bright graffiti (above photo lower left). Although they were good they weren't very spicy. We like things extra hot and spicy. Read into that what you will.
My favourite stops were
ice cream : )
And a brilliant thrift store called Bungalow where my husband convinced me to buy the amazing black sequined dress you see above.
It really reminds me of something Marilyn Monroe would have worn. A real 1950's wiggle dress.
It is the most fitted and structured dress I own.
Let's just say I couldn't run in this even if my life depended on it and I can't gain an ounce. Not an ounce!
NOTE: This did not stop me from eating the ice cream.
There is no slit in the back and it requires very small baby steps and lots of wiggling.
Basically it is sexy sequined straight jacket that comes down to the knees.
Come back tomorrow and you'll see me wearing the straight jacket.
The market isn't huge, but it is bustling with people, art and energy.
I liked it.
So that was our afternoon being tourists in our hometown.
Do you ever play tourist where you live?