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It’s a National Historic Site and the locals fight hard to keep it that way. There are no big box stores here. The multicultural neighbourhood occupies a large tract of land from College Street to the north, Spadina on the east, Dundas on the south and Bathurst Street to the west.89 more words
The population of the Kensington Market district is about 5,000. Languages spoken here, other than English, would include Cantonese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Urdu, Serbian and Polish. Chinatown is next door.
Typical of many TORONTO buildings, the Anshei Minsk Synagogue is dour on the outside, but a delight on the inside. The Byzantine-style structure, with a deco interior, was completed in 1930 – a step-up from the original 1912 shtibel or small storefront synagogue typical of poorer Jewish immigrant communities of the time.20 more words