Summer market and pop-up season is officially in full swing in Toronto, meaning there is a ton of opportunity to snag one-of-a-kind items! While the city maintains its many retail offerings, these markets and pop-ups won’t last forever; some of them are only here for a day, meaning you gotta check them out before it’s gone. Whether it’s fresh blooms, vintage finds, eco-friendly items, or unique fashion, there is bound to be something you’ll want to check out on this list.
Take a look at 9 markets and pop-ups to shop this July, and start filling up your calendar with some fun outings.
The Parkdale Flea and Toronto Designers Market are teaming up once again to bring you The Summer Market on July 13th. Shop an assortment of offerings from 80+ local designers featuring skincare, jewelry, designs, prints, and artwork. Don’t have a shopping companion? Four legged friends are welcome too, so you could always bring your pup along for some shopping!
If shopping eco-friendly and sustainable essentials is high on your list of priorities, you won’t want to miss the Eco Lifestyle Market happening on July 14th. Not only are the 50+ vendors greener, but they’re also local, meaning you are supporting more than one cause. Browse a variety of locally made gifts, natural and wellness products, and handmade items from artisans.
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At the Ontario Vintage Market, second hand furniture, antiques, art, housewares and more are the name of the game. Situated at Evergreen Brickworks, your day can comprise of more than just shopping, but also being outdoors and soaking up some sun. Taking place every other Sunday each month, the market is a great way to spend your “Sunday funday”.
July 20th marks one of the 2019 dates of the Toronto Flower Market! Freshen up your space with some beautiful blooms, greens, and succulents, as well as plant accessories from a variety of local florists and vendors. Anyone with a green thumb, or who loves the scent of fresh cut flowers needs to add this market to their July bucket list.
Formerly available online only, fans of TITUS will now be able to shop a number of custom and limited-edition pieces at the in-store pop-up located in the entertainment district on July 20. Think unisex bomber jackets, vests, coats, men’s and women’s tees, sweaters, hoodies, and knit sets. The pop-up will also serve as a networking event with stylists, models, photographers, designers, and fashion bloggers.
The Trinity Bellwoods Flea is back again to bring you the best summer essentials from local artisans, designers, and vendors. As always, admission to the market is free and furry friends are more than welcome. Happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Great Hall, it’s the perfect opportunity to get some shopping done, as well as support local makers.
The Leslieville Farmers’ Market and Leslieville Flea have partnered up to host an evening of shopping, food, music, activities and more at the Night Market. Taking place at Jonathan Ashbridge Park on July 27, this is a great alternative to The Summer Market or Trinity Bellwoods Flea, if you live in the east end of the city and don’t want to travel out of the way.
Ossington is home to a plethora of unique boutiques, so it’s only natural that TKEES Swim Pop-Up is setting up shop in the trendy neighbourhood at 52-54 Ossington Ave. Spanning the whole month of July until the 31st, attendees will get a chance to try on and purchase items from the sandal brand’s newest swim collection. These aren’t your average flip flops, as this collection in particular is deemed to be water-ready and sold exclusively at the pop-up or online.
If you’ve been keeping up with retail news, then the odds are you’ve already read our post on the new Goop MRKT Pop-Up. Open now until the 22nd of September at The Hazelton Hotel, the wellness driven retail shop is complete with fashion, beauty, and specialty items that includes ready-to-wear, swimwear, activewear, apothecary, skincare and much more GP-approved stuff.
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