This picture is called "Bubbles in Kensington Market" by Mute - from Flickr/Creative Common...
One of the stores in Kensington where all the vintage shops are has a bubble machine which was making everyone smile...
Another reason to smile seeing potted daffodils, hyacinths and tulips as well as cut flower tulips in all the corner shops..
Earlier I visited the "Spring Market" at Toronto Sprouts...all kinds of purveyors of alternative products including hemp, raw cereal by In the Raw (Cranberry Coconut) and tasty raw crackers by Two Girls Cooking...one called Sweetie's Zesty Carot and Fiery Mexican Beet Fiesta.
Rawlicious provided delicious lunch and snack items including a scrumptious pesto pizza, fresh lemonade and macaroons. TVA also had a booth and I bought a new raw "cookbook" - "Raw Food Made Easy" by Jennifer Cornbleet.
twogirlscooking@hotmailcom - if you are interested in the crackers
Then onto Panacea a great new store on Bloor just a couple of blocks west of Bathurst (north side) at 588 - all things vegan - great food selection, beauty items, vegan makeup brushes and clothes and books - check them out...it's great to shop in a place where you don't have to check the ingredient list. There are even vegan marshmallows - which are yummy (when they can keep them in stock) and Shreese a very popular vegan cheese.
The owner is very active in animal rights, being a member of Ark II - so even more reason to support this business.