Market Days: Kensington | Chinatown

I’ve been hanging in Kensington Market and neighbouring Chinatown for more than 35 years. Which makes me feel at once old and completely at home no matter the days, weeks, even years between visits. But in all that time, I’ve never wanted to be that person carrying a camera, gawking, and—oblivious to the tight margins of the streets—pressing body and lens into that space. Leaving the aftershock that tourists do, understandably, plenty of vendors (especially the older ones) resist the intrusion of a lens in their midst. Something shifted in me recently and for some reason I let go (most of) my unease and brought my camera along. Here’s a peek at some of that. With a little something else to come, tomorrow.

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