After 47 years in business, a popular flea market near Toronto has shut down for good.
In an Instagram post from December 26th, The Pickering Markets’ Family announced its difficult decision to close.
Unsurprisingly, the finger was pointed at COVID-19, for the negative toll the pandemic has had on the small businesses that made up The Pickering Markets.
The flea market was a landmark destination in Durham Region, with over 500 vendors with unique offerings. Here you could enjoy international cuisines, farmer’s markets, home decor, books, clothing, beauty supplies, barbershop services, and much more.
Understandably, the reaction to the closure was met with outrage from supporters of The Pickering Markets. Some individuals wished they could sign a petition to save the market, while others directed their comments to the City Of Pickering for not supporting these small business owners during the pandemic.
We can only hope that these incredible vendors are able to make it back on their feet in the new year.
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