I have done quite a few Pedestrian Sundays at the Kensington Market over the last few years. Every one of them brings something new and unique. The spontaneity of it all is one of those things that makes it so much fun.
There must have been something in the air or just the realization that this was the second last Pedestrian Sunday of the year and people were out really soaking up the vibe. Bands of every genre on the corner of every block and not one were without a throng of watchers enjoying their music.
We strolled through the market, shopping, eating, watching, laughing and just enjoying the positive energy and beautiful weather.
We came across this one cute store called Indo-East Trading. It had all handcrafted merchandise from India. I bought a ceiling and wall decoration. There was so much more in there though so if you like Indian decor, make sure to drop in. The man working there (Farooq Bhat) is also very nice and helpful.
After a couple of hours of walking around we decided to get some food. There was one place that has always been on our radar and as luck would have it we scored a perfect patio seat for prime people watching at El Trompo (277 Augusta Ave).
Now El Trompo won’t win any awards for decor, but if you want to step back and reminisce that time you were at the taquieria in Mexico this is the place. Food comes quick an fresh and is probably some of the most authentic Toronto has to offer. We had the chorizo and spicy tinga chicken tacos. With a splash of their homemade hot sauce and lime/garlic sauce, these were just yummy!
With one more Sunday to go at the end of October, the Kensington Pedestrian Sunday is a great way to take in the Fall. I am also sure there will be some good Halloween fun tied in as well.