The Kensington residents fought anything that they perceived as diminishing or demolishing their community including:
" The Spadina Expressway.
" The Urban Renewal Program.
" The expansion of Toronto Western Hospital.
" The expansion of the University of Toronto.
" The expansion of Provincial Institute of Trades, which later became George Brown College in 1968.
" The Toronto Board of Education who wanted to build a new school.
The Kensington Communitys greatest fear was that development could lead to the expropriation of land and the demolition of existing buildings and could destroy much of the neighbourhoods character.