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TORONTO, ONTARIO
Photos by Charles Dobie

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 were taken. If you can identify people or store names,


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 1.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 2. Minnie's Snack Bar and Portuguese Food Store are across the street.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 3. Peter Zorzi is the young man in the checked jacket on the far right.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 4.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 5. Kaplan's Cheese House.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 6. Kaplan's Cheese House.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 7. Kaplan's Cheese House.


Europa Butcher, Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 8. In front of Europa Butcher.


Europa Butcher, Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 9. In front of Europa Butcher.


A. Perlmutar Bakery, 175 Baldwin Street, Kensington Market, Toronto.

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. "


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

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.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 12. Arthur, aka Art, Perlmutar.


N. Goldlist Poultry Market in Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 13. N. Goldlist Poultry Market.


N. Goldlist Poultry Market in Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 14. N. Goldlist Poultry Market. Eggs were 30/35/40 cents a dozen! Peter Zorzi is far right.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 15. Fish market.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 16.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 17.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 18.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 19.


Kensington Market, Toronto, 1971/72.

Photo 20. North-west corner of Nassau Street and Augusta Avenue.


Photographs Copyright © 1970- by Charles Dobie.


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