An in-person Community Consultation Open House for the Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan was held on October 24, 2023 at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Church (103 Bellevue Avenue). The community consultation materials are available online.


The Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study Area is a unique neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto that includes the Kensington Market commercial area and surrounding residential neighbourhood. The area has seen several waves of immigration from the late 19th century to the present, with each generation contributing to the overall character and dynamism of Kensington Market.

Community consultation and the development of the HCD Plan for the Kensington Market District are ongoing. There will be additional opportunities to connect with the project team as the HCD Plan continues to be advanced in 2024.

Heritage Planning staff are also connected with other City-initiated projects in the vicinity of Kensington Market. These projects are happening concurrently with the HCD Plan, but are separately led.

Transportation Services is leading the Kensington Market Safe Streets project, which is addressing state-of-good-repair work on several local streets. The work will include watermain replacements, road resurfacing, and road reconstruction. More information and project updates can be found on the Kensington Safe Streets project website.

Community Planning and Urban Design are leading the Chinatown Tomorrow Planning Initiative. The purpose of the study is to gain an understanding of Chinatown’s unique characteristics and to explore tools that will help guide the future of the neighbourhood. More information can be found on the Chinatown Planning Study webpage.


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