This is an archival photograph from 1932 showing the intersection of Augusta Avenue and Baldwin Street
Augusta Avenue looking east to Baldwin, 1932. City of Toronto Archives.

The Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study was prioritized by City Council in March 2015. The purpose of the HCD Study was to provide an overall understanding of the area’s history and heritage character and to determine if an HCD would be an appropriate heritage planning tool for the area.

The City of Toronto’s City Planning Division initiated the Kensington Market HCD Study in Spring 2016, engaging a consultant team led by Taylor Hazell Architects to conduct the study. The Study phase concluded in September 2017 with the recommendation to proceed to the Plan phase for a potential Kensington Market Neighbourhood HCD.

The purpose of the HCD Plan phase is to develop policies and guidelines to conserve the cultural heritage value and heritage attributes of the neighbourhood. The process includes two public meetings, as well as the convening of a community advisory group to provide specific and detailed feedback on policy directions and recommendations.