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Mapping Childhood in Kensington Market

Emma Russell-Trione; Molly Lalonde

What’s it like to grow up in Kensington Market? Join us and find out! Led by youth of the market who have seen the last twenty years of rapid change and community resistance, we will explore what’s special about being a kid in this popular, tightly-knit community. How has this unique neighbourhood shaped those who grew up here, and how have they shaped the community?

Kensington Market Community Land Trust volunteers Emma Russell-Trione and Molly Lalonde, a member of the KMCLT’s People’s Map project, will guide you through their childhood landmarks, sharing stories of their participation as children in Kensington Market’s complicated “street ballet of the street,” (to use a Jane Jacob term).

KMCLT’s volunteer-led People’s map project helps us understand Kensington Market’s past and plan for its future. Join us as we explore one layer of the map: learn about gentrification, displacement and mutual aid through the lens of childhood.

Details: Walk leaders will be holding a KMCLT sign.

Walk Start:

Kensington Community School (College and Bathurst).

54-56 Kensington Avenue (Spadina and St. Andrew).

Walk End:

Date: May 5

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.




Advocacy and Politics, History and Places, Lived experiences and personal perspectives, People and Communities.


Uneven terrain, Fast-paced walk, Breaks encouraged, Busy sidewalks, Family-friendly walk, Walk leader will use audio amplification.

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