What fun! Kensington Market is a great Toronto wedding photography location. Our Toronto wedding photographers had a wonderful time photographing Eva and Brad. At one time they lived in the Kensington Market area, and they wanted wedding shots of themselves in their first “hood”. It’s one of our favourite places too, to photograph and to hang out in.
Kensington Market is a small area with a big history. It goes from Spadina Avenue on the east to Bathurst Street on the west, Dundas Street on the south and College Street on the north. The commercial area has vendors selling produce and goods outside on the sidewalk, great coffee shops and places to eat, and lots of new Indie stores that cater to foodies and alternative life style folks. Newly opened Sanagan’s Meat Locker is an old fashioned butcher shop in the heart of Kensington Market with young and urban customers who are looking to buy ethically raised meat from small local farmers. There are several health food stores and bakeries. Food at the market takes you around the world: Here you can chow down on tamales from South America, curried chickpea filled doubles from Trinidad, and lamb kabobs from the Middle East. Many of the homes in the residential area go back to the late 1800s. For anyone interested in historic homes, this is the place to explore.
And, as a Toronto wedding photography location, it has a lot to offer. First of all, it’s FREE. No permit is required since the market is a public space. All that’s required is a willingness to share the wedding joy with other people at the market.
Brad arrived at our meeting spot first, then Eva. Both were incredibly calm and happy. They walked hand-in-hand through the market. People on the street applauded them, and wished them good luck. When they got to Cobs Bakery on Baldwin St., one of the employees ran out with a small gift – scones for an energy boost before the wedding!
From Kensington Market, we drove Eva and Brad to the historic Distillary District for family photographs and from there to the Neubacher Shor Contemporary gallery and cultural centre on Brock Avenue close to the Drake Hotel on Queen Street West for the wedding ceremony and reception.