It’s hard to believe that summer will soon be coming to an end. Which is why you need to make the most of the last few weeks of amazing weather before fall slowly starts to creep in. Luckily there’s no shortage of things to do in the city this month, including pop-ups and markets, that will keep you busy during the final weeks of summer. So soak up the sun while enjoying these events Toronto offers, complete with delicious eats, one-of-a-kind shopping, and more!
Keep reading for 11 super exciting pop-ups and markets to check out this month in Toronto!
The 10th annual Waterfront Night Market returns to Ontario Place this month for three nights of amazing eats, attractions, and excitement. Admission is FREE for the annual night market, which promises 120 signature Pan-Asian food vendors and exhibitors. This year, attendees can look forward to an artisan market, performance stages, buskers, a family picnic area, and a 19+craft beer festival.
When: August 9 to 11
Where: Ontario Place, West Island
Two Toronto-based companies are teaming up to host a two-day pop-up at OssBox this month. On August 10th and 11th, you can visit handcrafted sunglasses brand Callula Co. and beverage company raiz’s outdoor oasis, where you can enjoy delicious drinks, good music, discounts, giveaways, and plenty of fun. While you check out Callula Co.’s sunnies, you can cool off with Canada’s first adaptogenic super drink raiz.
When: August 10 and 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: OssBox, 52 Ossington Avenue
This month, footwear and accessory brand Call It Spring will be inviting consumers to discover their sole city through a retail journey of interactive and fashionable pop-up spaces at Stackt Market. Visitors are encouraged to uncover their true selves through a series of self-guided experiences that visualize how they relate to the world around them and express their own unique identity through fashion and footwear.
When: August 15 to 20
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst Street
Whether you’re looking to find a one-of-a-kind item for your home, wardrobe, or for someone else, chances are you’ll find the perfect item at the Ontario Vintage Market. Taking place at Evergreen Brick Works during the weekly Sunday Artisan Market, you’ll be able to shop from a curated selection of vintage and antique vendors who sell decor, furniture, art, housewares, clothing, and much more.
When: August 11 and 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
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.
When: August 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 1001 Queen Street West
This August, the Leslieville Flea is popping up in Toronto’s Distillery District. Come and enjoy this curated market selling vintage, salvaged, and up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and handcrafted items alwhile strolling through the historic space.
When: August 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Inside the historic Distiller District
Celebrate the end of summer and the 5th anniversary of the Trinity Bellwoods Flea with tons of artisan vendors selling everything you can imagine and more, as well as vintage items. What still hasn’t changed is admission is FREE and four legged friends and kiddos are welcome.
Date: August 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Toronto’s only vintage streetwear flea market is about to pop-up in the city this month. Thrift-lovers have the opportunity to shop from dozens of vendors at The Deadstock Depot who will be selling garments catering to the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s street and sportswear aesthetic. Entry into the pop-up is $10.
When: August 24, doors open at 1 p.m.
Where: 1269 Bloor Street West
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You can learn more about the benefits of introducing more plants into your day-to-day life through guest speakers, workshops, and more at the Afro Caribbean Vegan Market. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy and purchase delicious Afro-Caribbean vegan foods, health and beauty products, vegan friendly clothing, and much more, so you definitely won’t be leaving empty handed.
When: August 24, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 519 Community Centre, 519 Church Street
If you’ve got an eye for beautiful things and paper goods, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Toronto Stationary Show. Hosted by Q&A Letterbox, this one-day event welcomes stationery vendors and designers, who will be selling unique paper goods, stationary, and more. Make sure to arrive early, the first 50 guests will receive a swag bag.
When: August 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Popped up at the recently opened Dynasty Pot Shop is L.A.’s Mister Green. The cannabis lifestyle brand has made waves in the design world for its atheistically pleasing pottery, pipes, homewares, apparel, accessories, and more. And now, Torontonians can get their hands on the coveted brand and shop it in real life — Dynasty Pot Shop is the only Canadian retailer to stock the goods. Expect fun slogans like “Bong Water” across water bottles, “Hippie Shit” candles, and new and exclusive product during the residency.
When: Now until August 31
Where: Dynasty Pot Shop, 1086 Queen St. West
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