Markets and pop-ups in Toronto this August prove we still want to eat outside and do cool things in strange places. From a night market to a back alley beer hang, these pop-ups and markets will have you fed, dressed to impress and back in shape for the fall.
Ew, sorry, I just wrote the F word, and it made me feel sick.
Well.ca Pop-up shop (Until October 1)
Taking place at the Shops at Don Mills until the fall, this healthy pop-up carries a curated selection of approximately 1,000 products across health, wellness and beauty. You can also arrange to have your online purchases picked up while you're there!
Union Summer Market (Until September 5)
Swing by the Union Summer Market all month long from 7 a.m. - 9.p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends to check out the local food stalls, the in-the-middle-of-everything seating, and free live entertainment. Check out the official website for full listings.
Sushi burrito pop-up (Until August 5)
Get 'em while you can! This summer's most buzzed about food trend pop-up is closing up shop August 5. Walk on over to the Outdoor Foodcourt at Adelaide Place (150 York Street), which is also licensed! The booth is called Fish'D and don't worry, they're looking for a permanent home.
Eatible Market (August 6-28)
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every weekend in August, there's an adorable little food market down an alley way off of Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market. I went the other weekend, had some paella and a beer and felt like I was hanging in a small Spanish town. It's so laid back, casual and non-Toronto it'll transport you out of the city for a hot minute. Check the official website for more detail.
Summer Sixteen pop-up market (August 7)
Making the Toronto Reference Library cool again is this artist pop-up market featuring a collection of the city's finest local artists, craft-makers, photographers, designers, and artisan chefs. This Toronto Urban Collective event runs 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and will cost you $5 to enter. There will also be beats. Beats!
Twilight Tuesdays (August 9)
Every Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at Drake 150 check out their late-summer mini night market filled with gourmet street food, summer treats, live musical performances, and art installations. Proceeds go toward Out of the Cold at St. Andrew's Church, a community program offering judgment-free services to those in need across Toronto.
Pop-up yoga (August 9)
Get your stretchy pants and yoga mats down to Lake Shore and Windermere for a 60-minute yoga session, followed by a 60-minute stand-up paddle adventure. Make sure to register here and clear your after-work schedule because this healthy pop-up event happens from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Leslieville Flea Pop-up (August 13)
The east side neighbourhood brings their finest vintage and and handcrafted stuffs to the Distillery District. It's a neighbourhood pop up inside another neighbourhood! So meta. But don't worry, they'll play nice and sell their goods alongside local vendors as well. Takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Toronto Bakers Market (August 21)
Here you'll find a variety of baked goods, sweets, savoury treats and even frozen goodies from over 28 vendors. Everything from fresh baked breads and pastries, to French macaron, cupcakes and cookies, small batch ice cream, frozen pops, savoury scones and even gluten-free, vegan and raw options! Indulge for one day only at the Ralph Thornton Centre in Riverdale.
Toronto Green Market (August 28)
Eco fashion, sustainable food, natural beauty and home decor all in one place. A curated collection of vendors and artisans, local and sustainable food vendors, music and give-aways all tucked inside The Great Hall from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Check out their site for a peek at what will be for sale.
Did I miss a pop-up or market you're excited about? Let myself and the readers know in the comments section!
Photo from the Drake 150.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO