The first Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market kicked off what I hope is a f#ck*ng hot summer of festivals in Toronto. I mean that figuratively and climatically. I can’t tell you how much I love the vibe here, but a performer in Kensington Market says it best, and I paraphrase… “it’s an enclave of humanity”.
Pedestrian Sundays, now in its’ 8th season is a no-cars-allowed-pedestrians-friendly celebration that takes place the last Sunday of every month from May to October. From 12pm to 7pm it’s nothing but a party.
Here are some sweet spots I’d like to highlight.
- Then there is the music of Kaminari… beautifully hypnotic (I meant to spell it like that). I don’t know the name of the instrument the guy was playing but it has that far away, this is what they play on clouds sound to it. He was accompanied and grounded by a didgeridoo and backing tracks… a must see and hear.
- A vendor selling LPs, music on wax for all you younglings, and this little boy seemed so fascinated with the moving parts of a portable record player. The look on his face was priceless has he investigated the dinosaur bones like an archaeologist. Couldn’t pass up the shot.
© Photography by Glenford Laughton
Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market site: http://www.pskensington.ca/