The 6 Best Markets & Pop-Ups To Check Out In Toronto This Month
When it comes to living in Toronto, we’re pretty fortunate when it comes to the ever-changing selection of things to check out. On any given week, there’s always a new and hot pop-up or market worth visiting and most likely snapping a pic (or two) of — especially now that it’s June and warmer weather is soon to be upon us. From retail and seasonal pop-ups, to lifestyle markets, and Instagram-friendly shops, these temporary fixtures are an integral part of Toronto’s charm. The only trick is, you have to remember to pay them a visit before they’re gone for good.
From colourful Instagram-worthy photo spots to luxurious shops, here are 6 of the best pop-ups and markets to visit in Toronto this month — some of which are here for summer and some only for a limited time.
When: Monthly until October.
Where: 1001 Queen Street West
Now in its sixth year, the Toronto Flower Market is easily the most beautiful flower market in the city and runs monthly from May through October. Here you can stock up on your favourite fresh blooms and plants from Ontario vendors, all while checking out local growers, florists, craftspeople, and gardeners. The next market takes place on June 22 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
When: June 7 through September 22
Where: Inside The Hazelton Hotel, 118 Yorkville Avenue
Clean beauty guru and lifestyle expert Gwyneth Paltrow is bringing her popular goop MRKT to Toronto this month. The pop-up shop will be stocked with goods covering home, luxury fashion, beauty, wellness, plus specialty items. goop collaborated with New York/Toronto-based design firm, Yabu Pushelberg, to bring the space within The Hazelton Hotel to life. You’d better believe it’s going to be the most aesthetically pleasing shop you’ll visit all year.
When: Open now through July 15
Where: 96 Ossington Avenue
If you’ve been wanting to elevate your workout (literally) this is a fitness pop-up you won’t want to miss out on. This three month MISFITSTUDIO pop-up offers the only class of its kind in Toronto, inviting fitness-goers of all levels and experience to come and get high, as they work out on mini trampolines. Want a more pilates-focused workout? Hop onto one of the reformers for a fitness sesh you’ll be feeling for days!
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When: On now through August 3rd
Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West
If you’re looking for a place where you can enjoy daily programming that ranges from lunchtime and evening performances, live music, and outdoor movie screenings featuring current and classic flicks, you’re going to want to clear your schedule and head to Union Station ASAP. Whether you’re looking for a place to grab a quick bite to eat or for a fun date spot, this outdoor summer market features the best of Toronto’s culture and talent with a curated mix of local food vendors and entertainment.
When: Every Wednesday, starting June 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 136 Yorkville Avenue
Returning to Yorkville Village again this summer is The UpMarket which is a fleeting oasis dedicated to savouring, sipping, and shopping from some of the best artisans in Toronto. On offer is a highly curated selection of local vendors offering handmade creations, gourmet foods, and unique gifts. Each week, this breezy market will feature a rotating selection of goods and foods, plus this year there will be an emphasis on fresh, beautiful florals — seriously, what more could you ask for?
When: Open everyday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 322 1/2 Queen Street West
If one thing’s for certain, Instagrammable pop-up experiences are all the rage in Toronto this year. Running through the entire summer, This Is Eye Candy is a one-of-a-kind pop-up experience with incredible installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and endless moments of fun. Here you can snap a pic in a private jet, pose amidst cherry blossoms, swing on a giant wrecking ball like Miley, and pose with whatever else catches your eye, creating the ultimate Instagram backdrop.
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