6 night markets to check out in Toronto this summer

Jun 7 2018, 11:29 pm

Stinky Tofu in the air, craft beers flowing, string lights twinkling!

Night markets are planned throughout the summer in Toronto.

From events inspired by famous markets in Taiwan to massive community shindigs, these Toronto night markets are not to be missed.

The Stop’s Night Market

The Stop’s Night Market

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Taking place over two evenings in June, the annual event will transform a vacant lot in the Lower Junction into a vibrant open-air marketplace populated with one-of-a-kind food carts and open bars.

When: June 12 and 13, 2018, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: 81 Sterling Road, Toronto

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More than 50 local vendors, eating and drinking in the open air, plus live music, DJs, and a child- and pet-friendly space. Admission is free to this night market and event proceeds will go to support Ronald McDonald House Toronto and the George Brown College Foundation.

When: June 15, 2018, 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto

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Junction Night Market

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Sample the best local food, craft beer, and cider in The Junction! The after-dark event takes place at the same site of the Junction Farmers’ Market.

When: July 7, 2018, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: Pacific Avenue, North of Dundas Street, Toronto

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Night It Up!

Night It Up!

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This three-night outdoor food festival, ‚Äústyled in the vein of night markets from Taiwan, Hong Kong and across Asia,‚ÄĚ promises a ‚Äúmosaic of delicious Asian street foods‚ÄĚ along with nightly performances, drone light shows, art takeovers, and more attractions.

When: July 13, 7 pm to midnight; July 14, 2 pm to midnight; July 15, 2 pm to 8 pm
Where: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham

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Waterfront Night Market

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Now in its ninth year, this massive pan-Asian night market returns. Formerly held in the parking lot of T&T Supermarket in the Port Lands, it has found a new home on the waterfront at Ontario Place!

When: August 10 to 12, 2018
Where: Ontario Place, West Island, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto 


Twilight Tuesdays

Drake One Fifty night market

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Back for its fourth summer, Drake One Fifty and friends will be transforming the Financial District into a charming apres work destination featuring food, drinks, a local artisan market, tarot readings, and DJs. It’s $5 to get in, with a portion of proceeds going towards¬†Out of the Cold.

When:  Tuesdays in August, kicking off August 7, 2018
Where: York Street Parkette


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