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The Portuguese began arriving in Kensington Market in the late 1950s. They painted the old house fronts in bright, warm colours, and decorated front yards with religious icons. Kensington bloomed with the grapevines, vegetables and flowers growing in their backyards and creating a neighbourhood with a different style, but with the same feeling of community. The Portuguese continued the Jewish tradition of opening stores on the first floor of their homes. Photo of the Tivoli Billiards Hall on Augusta. The Tivoli and the Brazil Restaurant on Nassau were gathering places and informal hiring halls for Portuguese men during the 1960s. Photo taken in 1969.
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