Markets and pop-ups in Toronto for July will keep you well fed, watered and clothed. From massive artisan and food markets, to smaller, pop-up clothing and art events, you'll not only see all kinds of neighbourhoods and people, but you'll also be supporting are rich arts and culture scene.
Here's a round-up of markets and pop-ups in Toronto for July 2016.
Waterfront Artisan Market (July 1-3)
HTO park (that lovely little spot by the water with the yellow umbrellas) hosts this monthly artisan market. Jewellers, sunglass makers, photography, house and style stuff, and clothing are spread out over the park as well as a bunch of great food vendors. Here are the 18 yummy things we liked at the first market.
Off the Cuff Pop Up (July 1-31)
A menswear pop up at Hermann & Audrey on Ossington all month long! Check out their instagram for a preview of some the stuff they'll be selling. They'll also be working on consignment. This one features big big names like Prada, Tom Ford, Gucci so get that credit card warmed up.
Coco's Frosting Shack pop up (July 1-15)
Corey Moranis launches her summer 2016 jewelry collection at Hayley Elsaesser on Queen West. The limited edition collection consists of handmade lucite rings, bracelets, necklaces, and keychains, all inspired by delectable confections and marbled geology. Beautiful stuff.
Gibraltar Point Market (July 3)
Head all the way over to Gibraltar Point's Artscape building (I'd take the Hanlan's Point ferry to get there) for this arts and food market. From soaps to popsicles and origami inspired jewelry, this market rules because you can head down to the GIlbraltar Point beach once you're done shopping.
Oh Canada! designer pop up (July 6)
A cute, mini pop up inside Nuvango Gallery gives you a chance to discover some great Canadian designers such as Zafira Apparel , Krane Design, Joao Paulo Guedes, Hatitude, and Made for Margaret. There's also free coffee from Station Cold Brew.
Bellwoods Flea (July 9)
Classic film screenings, drinks, food, music, retro video games, distract you from the local art offerings, fashion, handmade crafts, stationary, vintage, and more at this once a month pop up market at Dundas West's Magpie. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free.
The Bazaar of the Bizarre Sunburn (July 9)
"Not your average craft show" this is a one-day marketplace at the Pia Bouman School for Ballet for all things, different, interesting, weird, strange, one of a kind, macabre, and whimsical. It's like the Harry Potter of arts markets. There will also be freaks, magicians, dancers, and other oddities.
Art and Artisans (July 10)
Going down at Artscape Youngplace on Shaw Street, this day long market is top notch! .... and it's all in support of female farmers in rural Rwanda. In addition to the artisan and food vendors there'll be arts workshops throughout the day and the building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Seinfield pop up bar (July 15)
The buzz around the Seinfield pop up bar is next level. July 15 is opening night, but this pop up will last all summer long. The recreation of Monk's Diner Tom's Restaurant includes a full kitchen, a Seinfield shop and weekly Seinfeld karaoke, trivia, and costume contests.
Trinity Bellwoods Flea - Mid Summer Market (July 16)
Studio bar plays host to this pop up from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and admission is free. Over 40 handmade home, decor, fashion, vintage and food vendors in one place, and dogs are welcome! There'll also be cocktails and snacks.
Did I miss a market or pop-up in July that you're looking forward to? Let our readers know in the comments below so we don't miss out!
Photo of the Waterfront Artisan Market by Hector Vasquez.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO