Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971 or 1972
This series of 20 photos records a short wander through Kensignton Market and includes
the customers and interiors of a cheese store and bakery. As far as I can determine, they are posted in the order they
If you can identify people or store names,
Photo 2. Minnie's Snack Bar and Portuguese Food Store are across the street.
Photo 3. Peter Zorzi is the young man in the checked jacket on the far right.
Photo 5. Kaplan's Cheese House.
Photo 6. Kaplan's Cheese House.
Photo 7. Kaplan's Cheese House.
Photo 8. In front of Europa Butcher.
Photo 9. In front of Europa Butcher.
Photo 10. A. Perlmutar Bakery, 175 Baldwin Street.
A grand-daughter of the bakery founders emailed me:
" My grandparents Arrin & Annie Perlmutar opened the bakery in about 1908, when Baldwin was mostly just houses.
The woman in the first 2 photos is my Aunt Bessie (Perlmutar) Zalavinsky.
The gentleman in the (next) pic is my uncle Arthur, aka Art, Perlmutar.
They were born above the bakery, which remained my grandmother's home until they sold the business in 1975.
Lottman's Imperial Bakery was next door on the corner of Baldwin and Kensington. "
Photo 11. As in the photo above, the woman in white is Bessie (Perlmutar) Zalavinsky;
the young woman at far left
is Donna Bronstine; and the man with the smile just next to her is Harry March.
Photo 12. Arthur, aka Art, Perlmutar.
Photo 13. N. Goldlist Poultry Market.
Photo 14. N. Goldlist Poultry Market. Eggs were 30/35/40 cents a dozen!
Peter Zorzi is far right.
Photo 15. Fish market.
Photo 20. North-west corner of Nassau Street and Augusta Avenue.
Photographs Copyright © 1970- by Charles Dobie.
Can you provide names, details or corrections?
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