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Kensington-Chinatown is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood defined by its popular outdoor market which is top destination for tourists visiting the city. The international flavor of Kensington Market reflects a diverse cultural mix and is one of the most colorfoul and eclectic neighbourhood in Toronto. As one of the older neighbourhoods in Toronto it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2006, and its approximate border as College St on the north, Spadina Ave on the east, Dundas St W to the south and Kensington Avenue.

The neighbourhood features Victorian row- houses, small to moderate in size built between the 1870's and 1890's. The houses in the heart of the Kensington Market, have market stalls on their front lawns. Many of these houses are oriented to the rear of the property where tiny little laneways offer privacy from the hustle and bustle of the marketplace.

The Kensington neighbourhood is presently being revitalized by a handful of new housing projects. These new developments include Victorian inspired townhomes that are situated on Oxford Street and the Kensington Market Lofts, a unique condominium project situated in three former George Brown College buildings on Baldwin and Nassau Streets.