There's lots of ways to support Toronto's local economy, and markets and pop-ups for September are a good place to start. Vintage and antique treasures are waiting to be found and the Toronto Flower Market returns for the second-last instalment of the season.Events you might want to check out:
Surfers Market (September 8 @ Surf the Greats)
Surf season is always on somewhere and this swap and shop encourages people to sell gear they're no longer using and pick up something new.
Kensington Pop-Up (September 8-9 @ 301 Augusta Ave)
Kensington's creative community joins together for this curated market with original works, prints, vintage clothing, leather goods, jewellery and more.
Hard Feelings Mental Health Pop-Up Market (September 9 @ Hard Feelings Mental Health)
Come out, craft and shop at this artisan market dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing access to mental health supports.
Toronto Flower Market (September 15 @ CAMH)
Growers from all over Toronto are on hand with fresh-cut flowers, pre-made arrangements and beautiful bouquets made upon request at your price point.
Pop-Up at the Barns (September 15 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns Park)
Get your mitts on everything for the home, your life and the rest from over 40 local vendors, alongside a farmers' market and activities.
Trans Makers' Market (September 22 @ The 519)
Pick up a ton of goodies from this market designed to support trans, non-binary and two spirit artists, entrepreneurs and vendors.
Bi Arts Festival Handmade Market (September 22 @ Trinity-St Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts)
All sexual identities are welcome at this big annual market with handcrafted items of all kinds including zines and original artworks.
Nerd Market (September 29 @ OISE)
The Nerd Market is back with all kinds of used geeky-goods. Browse all kinds of anime, comics, tabletop and video games, manga and more.
Etsy Fall Market (September 29 @ MaRS Discovery District)
Gifts, jewellery, clothing, flare, household goods, lifestyle and beauty products can all be found at this big market by local Etsy makers.
Toronto Antique and Vintage Market (September 29-30 @ Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place)
All vintage everything from designer clothing, gadgets, furniture, housewares, art, vinyl and books can be found at this big, two-day market.
by Lisa Power via blogTO