Head To The Best Pop-Up Shops & Markets Happening This May

Head To The Best Pop-Up Shops & Markets Happening This May

We can’t get over the fact that it’s May – spring has only just arrived. With warmer weather comes outdoor festivals, markets, and pop-up shops. Check out our list of the best ones coming this month:

1. Hot Docs International Festival

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North America’s largest documentary festival, conference, and market with a selection of more than 150 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe.

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 to May 6, 2018
Location: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema & other venues

Check out almost 1,000 graphic tees from the 2018 UT collection at this UNIQLO pop-up.

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – Saturday, May 5, 2018
Location: Queen Street West and McCaul

3. Veggielicious 2018

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 – Monday, May 21, 2018
Location: Multiple Venues

4. The Bumble Hive: Toronto

Enjoy free drinks from Flow and Ace Hill Beer, treats from Girl Gang Goodies, piercings by Mejuri as well as three days of engaging programming from some notable women in Toronto.

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 – Sunday, May 6, 2018
Location: 950 Queen Street West

5. Stray & Wander // Cobalt Swim Pop-Up Sale

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Stray & Wander x Cobalt Swim team up together for this unreal pop-up shop. Stray & Wander offers a curated collection of ethically sourced Turkish towels and blankets. Cobalt Swim is an online lifestyle boutique with a curated collection of swimwear, resort wear, accessories, and organic skin care.
Date: Monday, May 7, 2018 – Thursday, May 24, 2018
Location: 38 Ossington Avenue

6. Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market

There will be a 1.4 km sidewalk sale, 10,000 square ft Foodora Night Market, kid zone, four indoor/outdoor-up up markets, 150 vendors, 25 entertainers & so much more!

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Location: Queen Street West from Roncesvalles Avenue to Dufferin Street

7. Toronto Flower Market 2018

Now in its sixth year, the Toronto Flower Market celebrates and supports Ontario grown flowers & plants, connecting growers, and florists directly with the city.

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018 – Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Location: CAMH – 1001 Queen St W

8. Leslieville Flea Mothers Day Market

A curated flea market featuring vintage and handcrafted items from local designers. Find goodies for yourself or shop with your mama for Mother’s Day. Enjoy an afternoon with BBQ and drinks on the Lincoln Terrace.

Date: Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Location: The Broadview Hotel


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Public Playground for Urban Culture & Creativity is a free outdoor lifestyle experience that brings Canadians together via the spirit of the street, with an explosive mashup of live music, art installations, fashion shows, and design workshops. There will also be food trucks and pop-up stores all in celebration for the May Long Weekend.

Date: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 – Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Location: Nathan Phillips Square

10. TasteMaker Toronto

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The historic Kiln Building in the Evergreen Brick Works is transformed into a foodie wonderland for two days of dining, drinking, and entertainment.

Date: Friday, May 18th, 2018 – Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Location: Evergreen Brick Works

11. The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Spring Market

Check out vendors, artisans, local eats and delicious spring sweet treats. As always admission is FREE, four-legged friends and kids welcome.

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Location: The Great Hall

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Are you going to attend any of these markets or pop-ups? Let us know in the comments!

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