KENSINGTON -a Signed Copy / Boston Mills Press (inc. How It Started; The Ward; The Market; Helpers; The Portuguese; Embattled; Changes; Diversity; Photo Essay; Bibliography )( Toronto Local History / neighbourhood )

By: Cochrane, Jean (signed), Photographs By Vincenzo Pietropaolo (signed); Preface By Liane Regendanz

Price: $38.27

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, about 11.25 x 8.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Cochrane and Pietropaolo, 160 pages, b&w photos by Pietropaolo as well as many vintage historical photos, ---"Kensington is a comprehensive pictorial history of Toronto’s Kensington Market and area, from its beginnings in the 1800s right up to the year 2000. --It has been a settlement area for successive waves of immigrants — European Jews, Italians, Ukrainians, Hungarians, Portuguese, Asians, Blacks, Latin Americans, and others — who made the “market” their home, workplace, and town square, transforming the neighbourhood into one of the most unique urban experiences in North America. They slowly converted their traditional two-storey homes into a hodge-podge of shops that now offer a diversity of foods and products that is perhaps unparalleled in any other city neighbourhood. Seemingly chaotic at first sight, one is quickly captivated by the old world ambiance as the market moves to its own rhythms with fish mongers, cheese shops, cafes, chocolate shops, street vendors, and specialty emporiums for every taste. --Kensington was published to mark the 25th anniversary of St Stephen’s Community House, in the heart of the neighbourhood. The book includes biographies on such historic figures as the Denison Family, and over 200 historical and contemporary photographs, maps and diagrams of Kensington Market, some dating back to pre-Confederation Canada. Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been photographing the neighbourhood since the early 1970s, including a house-by-house documentation in 1981"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: KENSINGTON -a Signed Copy / Boston Mills Press (inc. How It Started; The Ward; The Market; Helpers; The Portuguese; Embattled; Changes; Diversity; Photo Essay; Bibliography )( Toronto Local History / neighbourhood )

Author Name: Cochrane, Jean (signed), Photographs By Vincenzo Pietropaolo (signed); Preface By Liane Regendanz

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Hamilton & Ontario Local History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Erin / Toronto, Ontario, Erin, ON / Toronto, Ontario: Boston Mills Press / Stoddart, 2000, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2000

ISBN Number: 1550463381

ISBN Number 13: 9781550463385

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157412

Keywords: KENSINGTON -a Signed Copy / Boston Mills Press (inc.How It Started; The Ward; The Market; Helpers; The Portuguese; Embattled; Changes; Diversity; Photo Essay; Bibliography )( Toronto Local History )