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14 markets to check out in and around Toronto this spring

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Ainsley Smith Mar 21, 2018 5:00 am 411

It may be hard to believe but spring has officially arrived.

Especially here in Toronto, where it currently feels like the furthest thing from springtime.

To help you get through these remaining cold weeks before the warm-ish spring weather arrives, we wanted to put some upcoming markets on your radar to help you get in the spring mindset.

From locally grown produce and flowers to handmade goods and art, fall in love with the makers of Toronto at these upcoming markets happening in and around the city this spring.

Evergreen Brick Works Saturday Markets

The Evergreen Brick Works Saturday market has grown to become the largest farmers’ market in Toronto. Here you’ll find a wide variety of local and seasonal food from local farmers and producers.

When: Run every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue

Trinity Bellwood’s Flea Market

After a long, cold winter it’s time to put a bit of spring back in your step and the best way to do this is at Trinity Bellwood’s upcoming March Market. This free to attend market will feature goods for your home, wardrobe, beauty routine, and more all made from 50 local vendors, artisans and small business. Admission is free.

When: March 25, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West

One of a Kind Show Spring Edition

While this market is much larger than your typical artisan market, the One of a Kind Show is the perfect opportunity to shop for Canadian handmade goods while it’s still freezing outside. With over 450 artisans showing off their creations across 175 new booths, there’s something for everyone at the One of a Kind Show.

When: March 29 to April 1
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd.

The Bazaar of the Bizarre

This is not your average craft show. The Bazaar of the Bizarre brings you arts, fashion and crafts that are: different, interesting, weird, strange, one of a kind, macabre, whimsical or just things to flip your brain out. Not to mention everything is handmade in Canada.

When: April 1, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement, 6 Noble Street

Toronto Art Crawl Spring Market

This season, if you’re in the market for a new piece of art, the spring Toronto Art Crawl will feature pieces from some of the finest established and emerging artists and artisans from across Canada. Shop from 50 artists, as you enjoy music from a live DJ and delicious snacks from local food vendors. Tickets are $5 online or $8 at the door.

When: April 8, 11 am to 6 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West

Makeology Spring Craft Market

This April, Makeology is hosting a Spring Craft Market, where you can shop for goods made by local artisans and crafts-people. From home decor and food to beauty and fashion, there’s something for everyone to discover at this market.

When: April 29, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton

Toronto Flower Market

There’s really no better way to spend a sunny spring afternoon than surrounded by fresh, seasonal blooms. Each Saturday from May until October you can stop by the Toronto Flower Market and celebrate the market’s sixth season.

When: Kicks off in May (official date TBA)
Where: 2018 location TBA

Cabbagetown Market

From May to October, you can shop for sustainable dairy, produce, desserts, bread and more at the weekly Cabbagetown Farmers’ Market. The market emphasizes working with farmers from Southern Ontario to keep it as local as possible.

When: Kicks off in May (official date TBA)
Where: Riverdale Park West, at the cross streets of Winchester and Sumach

Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market

Running from May 8 to October, the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market will have fresh, local, sustainable, naturally grown and certified organic produce, dairy, and more for sale.

When: Kicks off May 8th and runs every Tuesday until October, from 3 pm to 7 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park, Dundas and Shaw Street

The Handmade Market

If you’re in the mood for a mini road trip, the Handmade Market is taking place in St. Catharines this May. Here you can shop for local handmade products from 140 artisans all at under one roof. In addition to shopping, there will also be locally made wine, food trucks, live music and art to enjoy.

When: May 11, 11 am to 7 pm; May 12, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 13th Street Winery, 1776 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines

Leslieville Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday you can shop for fresh veggies, baked goods, ethically-raised meat and a huge selection of prepared food at the Leslieville Farmers’ Market. But if that isn’t enough to entice you to the city’s east end, there’s also live bands, a kids program, and a community garden that might.

When: Kicks off May 20, runs every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Jonathan Ashbridges Park, 20 Woodward Avenue

Humber Bay Shores Farmers’ Market

The Humber Bay Shores Farmers’ Market returns this May, bringing fresh produce, meat, herbs, cheeses, preserves and much more from local Ontario farmers.

When: Kicks off May 26, 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Humber Bay Park West, 2225 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Etobicoke

Burlington MADE Spring Craft Market

This spring, you can shop thousands of one-of-a-kind artisanal goods at Burlington MADE, all while sipping wine by the glass and enjoying gourmet food from local food trucks and artisanal vendors. Come and enjoy a fabulous selection of 60 of the most talented makers from Toronto to Niagara.

When: May 26, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Ron Joyce Centre, 4350 South Service Rd.

The Stop Night Market

This spring, The Stop’s Night Market will transform a unique outdoor space into a vibrant open-air marketplace populated with one-of-a-kind food carts and open bars to celebrate community and the power of food.

When: June 12 & 13, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: The Stop Community Food Centre, 181 Sterling Rd.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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