Kensington is a comprehensive pictorial history of Kensington Market from its beginnings in the 1800s right up to the present time. It was written by Jean Cochrane with photographs by Vincenzo Pietropaolo, and published by Boston Mills in 2000. Kensington was a special project of St. Stephens Community House to commemorate its 25th anniversary, since incorporation, of providing services in Kensington Market and surrounding neighbourhoods, as an independent, not-for-profit organization. Kensington includes biographies on such historic figures as the Denison Family, and over 200 photographs, maps and diagrams of Kensington Market, some dating back to pre-Confederation Canada.
Kensington won the 2002 Fred Landon Award for the best historical book depicting a neighbourhood. It was also a Toronto Book Awards finalist (top 5) in 2001. Kensington can be purchased at most local bookstores or through St. Stephens Community House 91 Bellevue Avenue location.