Track 6: INTEGRATING OLD AND NEW – BUILDINGS, DISTRICTS, and LANDSCAPES / Volet 6: Intégrer l’ancien et le nouveau – Immeubles, quartiers et paysages

Kensington Market in Toronto: Conserving an Ever-Changing Cultural Landscape

Saturday, October 14
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Kensington Market's dynamic history has created a diverse and continually evolving neighbourhood character in the heart of Toronto's downtown. The unplanned area began evolving into its dynamic character as a market in the early 20th century, with an influx of Jewish immigrants. Learn about the unique, multi-cultural neighbourhood of Kensington Market, and how it has been shaped by immigration, activism, cultural organizations, food, urban design, music, and art from the 1790s to present day. Toronto City Planning, with Taylor Hazell Architects (THA), recently completed the first phase of the Kensington Market Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study and will share highlights of the area's resiliency and enduring cultural heritage value and the key challenges in the next phase of the study, including developing a methodology to identify contributing resources to the district's heritage values and attributes, policies and guidelines to manage change, conservation and enhancement of the organic relationship between the built form and public realm, with the intangible and social and community values of the district.

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Tamara Anson-Cartwright

Tamara Anson-Cartwright is a Program Manager at the City of Toronto Planning Division (Heritage Preservation Services in Urban Design). Tamara manages a dynamic research and policy team focused on developing Heritage Conservation Districts and delivering the City’s heritage incentive programs and heritage evaluation of properties and cultural heritage landscapes for inclusion on the City's Heritage Register. She is currently leading a feasibility study for establishing a citywide heritage survey. Prior to joining City Planning in 2015, Tamara was a Heritage Advisor in the Ontario Government for more than 25 years developing policies, programs and services for the conservation of heritage properties throughout the province including the "Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Provincial Heritage Properties" and publications on conserving historic cemeteries and places of worship.


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