Kensington Market held the first Pedestrian Sunday of the year yesterday. The car-free streets thronged with people enjoying a sunny day as they ate street food from the neighbourhood’s restaurants, listened to bands (including Escalate and Mr Something Something with their Soundcycle), played giant scrabble, learned how to fix their bikes courtesy of the Bike Pirates, and danced in a stream of bubbles.
Each Pedestrian Sunday, held on the last Sunday of each month, is themed either seasonally or with an element—like air or water. As fun as the events are, though, it would be nice to see a return to the days when each Sunday was distinguished by special events related to its theme: yesterday’s theme was “Spring,” but aside from the cool temperatures and vernal atmosphere there was little to mark it as such.
Photos by Miles Storey/Torontoist.