Read & Watch KMCLT 

Here is a list of places KMCLT has been featured in news media:
December 18, 2023  CTV News︎︎︎ - Amid little short-term rental enorcement, Toronto community group books room for evidence
October 26, 2023 - The Breach︎︎︎ - This Airbnb alternative won’t destroy Canada’s housing market
October 14, 2023 - Global News︎︎︎ - Community Land Trusts: Can they be an answer to the housing crisis?
March 31, 2021 - BlogTO︎︎︎ - City of Toronto to decide whether Kensington Market residences stay affordable
March 30, 2021 - The Toronto Star︎︎︎ - ‘It’s got grit, it’s got life’: Kensington Market land trust steps up to rescue affordable housing in the heart of the market

We worked with  the University of Toronto to create this docuseries telling the story of how the KMCLT came to be through the University of Toronto’s School of Cities. The first part can be watched below, and the full playlist can be watched on YouTube here︎︎︎

We partnered with About Here Productions Inc. and Tapestry Community Capital to create a video explaining what Land Trusts are, and how they can be financed through Community Bonds. Watch the video below, and check out About Here︎︎︎ and Tapestry︎︎︎ as well!

Our Co-Chair Dominique Russell gave a presentation on the history of the KMCLT from the initial stages to its acquisition of 54-56 Kensington Avenue, focusing specifically on the community activism from which it originates.

Land AcknowledgementWe, as members of the Kensington Market Community Land Trust, are aware that we are a settler organization. Kensington Market sits in the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit (an Anishnaabe people), the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat and Petun Nations, land which is now home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon wampum belt covenant, an agreement by the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee to share resources equally and peaceably. It is also covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. As a settler organization concerned with land ownership, we acknowledge that we have broken the treaties. Our work for the well-being of this land must include accountability to our relatives.

More Community Groups
Friends of Kensington Market
Kensington Market Historical Society
Kensington Market BIA
Kensington Market Action Committee

Our Contact

Mailing Address:
103 Bellevue Avenue,
Toronto, ON, Canada