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End of an Era: European Quality Meats Closes in Kensington Market after 53 Years

I remem­ber the day I was strolling through Kens­ing­ton Mar­ket in the heart of down­town Toronto and real­ized that, for the first time in my life, I’d found that place called “home”.

It was the late-‘70s and, a divorced sin­gle mum of a young daugh­ter Esther (now 40 years old, mar­ried and a suc­cess­ful ther­a­pist liv­ing in B.C.), my career as a food writer was ger­mi­nat­ing.  I was also learn­ing some hard life lessons. While deal­ing with a lot of painful change, I was about to find my call­ing.

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Avocado and Cactus in Kensington

francisco and food Avocado and Cactus in Kensington

Mex­i­can chef Fran­cisco Ale­jan­dri at his eatery Agave y Agua­cate in Kens­ing­ton Market.

I don’t need another rea­son to rave about my favourite Toronto ‘nabe and long­time home: feisty, gritty and never-dull Kens­ing­ton Mar­ket. But hey, now I have one.

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