Top 16 Holiday Markets in Toronto, 2016

 

YOUR GUIDE TO SHOPPING HANDMADE THIS SEASON,
PART 2: TORONTO (AREA) MARKETS


Support the makers
this holiday season.

Take that money you were about to drop at big chain stores across the city and invest in the people, the stories, the dreams. Surround yourself with meaning - goods that have been crafted with intention and love. Support the makers this holiday season.

I'm pledging to shop small this year. I'll be honest, I've fallen victim to careless spending around the holidays for too many years, but I'm looking forward to spending consciously this year.

Take some time to discover small businesses and brands you connect with, ask questions, let them know what you're looking for, allow them space to use their expertise. To kickstart your journey to supporting small this season, I've put together a 3-part guide to shopping handmade.

Part 1: The Handmade Pop-Up, Online Market (now closed)

Part 2: Top 16 Holiday Markets in Toronto, 2016

Part 3: Top 12 Places to Shop Small in Toronto (coming soon)


The holiday season is growing near and the city will be buzzing with local markets! In Part 2 of this guide, we've compiled some of the top Toronto maker markets that are definitely worth a visit this holiday season. Markets are a great way to engage with the people behind the products - hear their stories, listen to their passion and bring value to your gift giving this year! No excuses, shopping handmade and local just got easy:

TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET: Fri. Nov. 18th-Thurs. Dec. 22nd, The Distillery District, Toronto. A holiday classic, ranked one of the top 10 holiday markets in the world.

TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET: Fri. Nov. 18th-Thurs. Dec. 22nd, The Distillery District, Toronto.

A holiday classic, ranked one of the top 10 holiday markets in the world.

MAKEOLOGY HOLIDAY FAIR: Sat. Nov. 19, 11AM-5PM, Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology. Bringing together a large group of crafters who enjoy supporting one another.

MAKEOLOGY HOLIDAY FAIR: Sat. Nov. 19, 11AM-5PM, Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.

Bringing together a large group of crafters who enjoy supporting one another.

TRINITY BELLWOODS FLEA: Nov. 19 & 20th, 11AM-6PM, Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto. A monthly curated market that connects local shoppers with Toronto's top  fashion, vintage, handmade, home decor and food vendors.

TRINITY BELLWOODS FLEA: Nov. 19 & 20th, 11AM-6PM, Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto.

A monthly curated market that connects local shoppers with Toronto's top  fashion, vintage, handmade, home decor and food vendors.

CHRISTMAS MARKET BY TORONTO ART CRAWL: Sun. Nov. 20, 11AM-7PM, The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W., Toronto. Third Annual Christmas Market by Toronto Art Crawl, featuring 90 of the city's most talented artists and designers.

CHRISTMAS MARKET BY TORONTO ART CRAWL: Sun. Nov. 20, 11AM-7PM, The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W., Toronto.

Third Annual Christmas Market by Toronto Art Crawl, featuring 90 of the city's most talented artists and designers.

ONE OF A KIND SHOW & SALE: Nov. 24 - Dec. 4, Enercare Centre, Toronto. We'll be hosting a giveaway for OOAK tickets on the @makersmovement feed in a couple weeks... Stay tuned!

ONE OF A KIND SHOW & SALE: Nov. 24 - Dec. 4, Enercare Centre, Toronto.

We'll be hosting a giveaway for OOAK tickets on the @makersmovement feed in a couple weeks... Stay tuned!

PIXEL & BRISTLE: Sat. Nov. 26, 10AM-4:30PM, Drake Hotel, Toronto. Features the work of Toronto’s most exceptional designers, illustrators, typographers and makers.

PIXEL & BRISTLE: Sat. Nov. 26, 10AM-4:30PM, Drake Hotel, Toronto.

Features the work of Toronto’s most exceptional designers, illustrators, typographers and makers.

LESLIEVILLE MARKET: Sun. Nov. 27th, 10AM-4PM, SH Armstrong Community Centre, 56 Woodfield Rd., Toronto. A curated selection of vintage, handcrafted, antiques and more!

LESLIEVILLE MARKET: Sun. Nov. 27th, 10AM-4PM, SH Armstrong Community Centre, 56 Woodfield Rd., Toronto.

A curated selection of vintage, handcrafted, antiques and more!

TORONTO OUTDOOR HOLIDAY MARKET:  Dec. 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18, 1090 Don Mills, Toronto. A family friendly event that will include a wide range of seasonal and artisan vendors, festive food and drink, outdoor activities, and live entertainment.

TORONTO OUTDOOR HOLIDAY MARKET:  Dec. 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18, 1090 Don Mills, Toronto.

A family friendly event that will include a wide range of seasonal and artisan vendors, festive food and drink, outdoor activities, and live entertainment.

THE POST MARKET: Sun. Dec. 4, 11AM-5PM, The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W., Toronto. Featuring talented vendors from across the city.

THE POST MARKET: Sun. Dec. 4, 11AM-5PM, The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W., Toronto.

Featuring talented vendors from across the city.

THE UNION STATION HOLIDAY MARKET:  Dec. 5 - 16, 65 Front St. W. (The Oak Room), Toronto. Showcases unique goods from specialty retail vendors, artisans, designers, food merchants and cultural institutions. 

THE UNION STATION HOLIDAY MARKET:  Dec. 5 - 16, 65 Front St. W. (The Oak Room), Toronto.

Showcases unique goods from specialty retail vendors, artisans, designers, food merchants and cultural institutions. 

CITY OF CRAFT: Dec. 9-11, The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West, Toronto. Toronto's largest independently-run, juried craft show. Shop,  browse craft-based installations, and enjoy free workshops.

CITY OF CRAFT: Dec. 9-11, The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West, Toronto.

Toronto's largest independently-run, juried craft show. Shop,  browse craft-based installations, and enjoy free workshops.

MAKEOLOGY MERRY MARKET: Sat. Dec. 10, 11AM-5PM, Art Gallery of Burlington. Bringing together a large group of crafters who enjoy supporting one another.

MAKEOLOGY MERRY MARKET: Sat. Dec. 10, 11AM-5PM, Art Gallery of Burlington.

Bringing together a large group of crafters who enjoy supporting one another.

EVERGREEN'S HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET: Dec. 10 - 23, Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto. Delivered in partnership with Etsy Canada, the Makers Market is the place to find locally-crafted gifts, treats and other surprises!

EVERGREEN'S HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET: Dec. 10 - 23, Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto.

Delivered in partnership with Etsy Canada, the Makers Market is the place to find locally-crafted gifts, treats and other surprises!

RAWSPACE HOLIDAY POP-UP: Dec. 11, 11AM-6PM, 270 Carlaw Ave., Toronto. Supports the work of Canadian artists and makers across the country.  To these ladies, #madeincanadamatters!

RAWSPACE HOLIDAY POP-UP: Dec. 11, 11AM-6PM, 270 Carlaw Ave., Toronto.

Supports the work of Canadian artists and makers across the country.  To these ladies, #madeincanadamatters!

CROWN FLORA HOLIDAY MARKET: Dec. 17-18th,  740 Queen St.West , Toronto. A multidisciplinary studio that focuses on botanicals, terrariums and textile products. Join them for 2 days of shopping!

CROWN FLORA HOLIDAY MARKET: Dec. 17-18th,  740 Queen St.West , Toronto.

A multidisciplinary studio that focuses on botanicals, terrariums and textile products. Join them for 2 days of shopping!

CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE BY TORONTO ETSY STREET TEAM: Sat. Dec. 17, 11AM-5PM, 103 Bellevue Ave., Toronto. Join them for a cozy , intimate handmade show for some last minute holiday shopping!

CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE BY TORONTO ETSY STREET TEAM: Sat. Dec. 17, 11AM-5PM, 103 Bellevue Ave., Toronto.

Join them for a cozy , intimate handmade show for some last minute holiday shopping!

SHOP SMALL THIS SEASON!