The increasing number of markets and pop-ups in Toronto in March are a definite sign that spring is in the air. They’re the perfect opportunity to get yourself some new-to-you clothes, some old paper you didn’t even know you needed, or even some retro video games.
Events you might want to check out:
Leslieville Cheese Market Pop-Up (March 2 @ Left Field Brewery)
Cheese you've never even heard of, grilled or paired with charcuterie, sandwiches and other goodies will be available during this pop-up.
Really Really Free Market (March 3 @ Campbell Park)
They say nothing is free in this world, except at the Really Really Free Market. No Money. No Swapping. Everything is free as a bird.
Vintage Clothing Show (March 3-4 @ Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place)
The New Look never left! Find your vintage designer dream dress or that pair of classic kitten heels you've always wanted.
Antique and Vintage Market (March 3-4 @ Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place)
That Canadian goose-shaped bedside lamp with the oversized tassel shade? It's calling for you.
Toy, Video Game and Vinyl Record Show (March 4 @ Toronto Plaza Hotel)
Remember Beanie Babies? Overdose on the everlasting nostalgia that only comes with memories from playing with your favourite Barbies, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Transformers, Hot Wheels… I'll stop.
Chau Pop-Up (March 10 @ Henderson Brewing Co)
Chau is throwing down some pop-up action, combining their Asian-inspired snacks with brews from Henderson Brewery Co.
Gladstone Flea (March 18 @ Gladstone Hotel)
Shop extremely local at the Gladstone Flea and get to know the person that made the soap you wash your face with every single day.
Old Book and Paper Show (March 25 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns)
Nothing—nothing—smells better than old books. Find loads of ld paper, antique photography, vintage books and every conceivable type of vintage printed material under the sun.
Nerd Market (March 24 @ OISE)
Finally, a nerdy flea market to buy, swap, and sell geeky goods! Bring your old magic cards, comics, video games or used anime only if you can even bare to part with them.
Trinity Bellwoods Flea (March 25 @ The Great Hall)
Nothing says spring like a good flea. Freshen up your home, wardrobe, beauty routine and shop local from 50 Toronto vendors and artisans.
Maker Market (March 25 @ Ildsjel Collective)
Get to know the folks behind the goods and have the chance to see the work that goes into making your favourite items.
One of a Kind Show (March 28 – April 1 @ Enercare Centre)
With over 450 artisans showing off their creations across 175 new booths, you're bound to find that special something to call your own or to give to a friend.