Travel back in time to an era when Kensington Market was a thriving Jewish village teeming with kosher bakeries, synagogues, and social clubs. On this tour, Jewish Toronto's past—biographies of its former inhabitants; the sounds; the smells; Yiddish language; religious, social, and political attitudes—is brought to life. Visits to the architectural gems that remain in the area today are supplemented by photographs from the holdings of the OJA as vivid reminders of a once vibrant community.
Tour length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $15 per person; $12 for seniors & students
Meeting spot: The Kiever Synagogue, 25 Bellevue Ave. at Denison Sq.