Each holiday season, markets pop-up across the city.
Scattered in pockets throughout Toronto, you’ll find talented makers and one of a kind gifts, perfect for giving to your loved ones. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve rounded up some of the markets that we plan on checking out this year.
From the small to the massive, these are the holiday markets that you don’t want to miss out on this season!
Grab something unique at this holiday market! Hosted by Open Studio, shop affordable but unique calendars, greeting cards, tote bags, fine art prints and more. It’s the perfect place to shop for the art aficionados in your life. And, you can feel good about your purchases, too — all of the sales go directly back to Open Studio artists and the facility.
When: Now to December 21, 2018, 11am to 5pm.
Where: Open Studio, 401 Richmond St. West, unit 104
Stop into Assembly Chef’s Hall for a one-of-a-kind market and experience. There are multiple local vendors to browse include Modern Plant Life, Ella’s Cards, Port Credit Emporium and more. Plus, complimentary gift wrapping comes with each purchase of a meal.
When: Now to December 22, 2018, 7am to 10pm.
Where: Assembly Chef’s Hall, 111 Richmond St. West
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Holiday Fair in the Square is a combination of interesting things! Whether you want to shop for loved ones, take part in activities, or just grab a bite to eat, there’s something festive and fun for everyone.
When: Now to December 23, 2018. See market hours.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Each year, the Distillery District goes all out for the holidays, and this year is no different. The Toronto Christmas Market is open Tuesday to Sunday each week. Head over to get your snack on and munch on loaded dessert waffles, juicy turkey legs, and spiral potatoes, and wash it down with some hot chocolate or mulled wine. There are live performances daily, and plenty of activities for the whole fam to enjoy.
When: Now to December 23rd, Tuesday to Thursday 12pm to 9pm, Friday 12pm to 10pm, Saturday 10am to 10pm, Sunday 12pm to 9pm.
Where: Historic Distillery District, Toronto
Located in Mississauga at — you guessed it — Square One Shopping Centre, the Merry and Bright Holiday Market is the perfect place to grab your last minute gifts. For a limited time, shop a variety of local artisans, snap a picture in the exclusive yarn room, take part in a DIY workshop, and visit for some amazing prize opportunities.
When: Now to December 24, 2018. See mall hours.
Where: Square One Shopping Centre
If you’re the type that likes to wait until the very last minute to get your holiday shopping done, then you’ll want to check this market out. For two days, shop catnip critters, all natural candles, beauty products, diaper bags, and much more, all by talented local artisans.
When: December 22 to 23, 2017, 10am to 6pm.
Where: 807 Gerrard St. East
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