5 Toronto flea markets to hang out until the last drop of summer
We were all so excited for stores and stores to open, but now that they have, they just get even more crowded. This is why people are leak to markets instead. We’ve put together a list of some of the best flea markets in town that you’ll want to check out for quirky and affordable finds.
Since 2013, the Leslieville Flea has been one of Toronto’s favorite markets for serious collectors and local artists. After starting in the parking lot of Duke Tavern, this market has popped up in several locations around town, providing a bustling community hub for a variety of vendors selling furniture, vintage clothing, antiques, and collectibles. The Leslieville Flea takes place certain Saturdays in the summer and fall outdoors at Ashbridge Estate at 1444 Queen Street East and Stackt Market on the corner of Front and Bathurst.
Dr Flea flea market
With a variety of over 400 vendors, Dr. Flea’s Flea Market is Toronto’s largest indoor market. This award-winning market has just reopened to offer something for the whole family. But it’s not your average market. Inside, customers will find key cuts, jewelry repairs, and computer repairs. The Etobicoke Market offers fresh produce. The Dr. Flea’s Flea Market is located at 8 Westmore Drive and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Merchants flea market
In the heart of Scarborough, this covered market hosts over 250 stalls with quintessentially local businesses. Merchant’s Flea Market has been around since 1988 and offers 45,000 square feet of affordable products including electronics, crafts and collectibles. This market is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at 1921 Eglinton Avenue East.
This Queen West market is a must-see for local creatives looking for the city’s trendiest and most unique items. Parkdale Flea has been running markets in the area and throughout the city since 2012, expanding to include all kinds of art, jewelry, vintage, food and drink vendors. Follow the organization’s Instagram or check their website for information on upcoming markets. Their next event is the Good Vibes Mini-Market, held August 21-22 at 128A Sterling Rd.
Downsview Park Merchant Market
With everything from home decor and furniture to sports memorabilia and cooking utensils, the Downsview Park Flea Market has something for everyone. This North York market features 10,000 square feet of grocery space, plus a kids’ arcade to entertain even the youngest while you shop. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, this market is a fun weekend for everyone.