November Events

It’s that time of month again to hit up the Flea Markets and various shows in the big smoke. If you are looking for unique antiques, vintage, collectibles, local artisans work, clothing designers or just a good time out – November in Toronto is where it’s at.

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Swarovski Crystal Wonderland

Swarovski Crystal Wonderland
Yorkdale’s new Swarovski Crystal Wonderland includes a crystallized forest with more than 20,000 Swarovski Annual Edition ornaments and thousands of strands of crystal rain and crystal elements. The stunning winter forest features iconic Canadian wildlife including polar bears, owls and deer, along with Santa’s magical sleigh – a dazzling display adorned with thousands of glittering Swarovski crystals that will serve as the backdrop for visits with the big man himself! 

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
5:15 PM: Strings in Motion performance
6:00 PM Unveiling celebration featuring Jully Black musical performance
Yorkdale Shopping Centre (Centre Court), 3401 Dufferin Street Toronto, ON M6A 3A1

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Gentlemen’s Expo

Gentlemen’s Expo
Are you or is someone you know interested in fashion, tech, music, sports, cars, alcohol, grooming, sex, food, entrepreneurship, gaming, DIY and other things that would generally interest any man? Then they should come to the Gentlemen’s Expo.
Friday. November 14, 2014 – Sunday November 16, 2014
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

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Parkdale Flea Market

Parkdale Flea Market
Parkdale Flea Market aims to bring together some of the best and most unique products that Toronto has to offer. Featuring vendors ranging from antiques, vintage, collectables, local artisans and designers.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1266 Queen St W.

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Santa Claus Parade

Toronto Santa Claus Parade
Stick Rudolph noses on your family, surprise your sweetheart with mistletoe and photobomb your friends with dancing elves!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
12:30 PM
Toronto, ON

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One Of A Kind Show

One Of A Kind Show
Since 1975, the One of a Kind Show & Sale has been the flagship destination to shop handmade.  The show features artisans and designers across Canada.
Thursday, November 27th – Sunday December 7, 2014
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sundays 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto ON M6K 3C3

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Kensington Krawl

Kensington Krawl
‘Tis the season for food and fun.  This is the holiday edition of the Kensington Krawl tour to enjoy the very best of Kensington Market with select tastings and seasonal specialties. Get warm and cozy with some hot apple cider and mulled wine along the way!
Saturday, November 29, 2014
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
191 Baldwin St – Toronto

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Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market
This holiday season Toronto will once again celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas at the Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products. Family friendly entertainment includes musicians, carolers and children’s choirs.
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
55 Mill Street – Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4

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Leslieville Flea

Leslieville Flea
A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and select artisans.
Sunday, November 30th, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Armstrong Community Centre – 56 Woodfield Road

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The ROM

Fashion Follows Form
Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting invites you to think critically about the relationship between function and fashion in our daily lives. The history of western fashion is a sequence of changing shapes that often favors form over function and comfort.
Present – January 25, 2015
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, Level 4
Royal Ontario Museum – 100 Queens Park – Toronto, ON

What events will you be attending in November?  Let us know if you’d like to meet up in the comments below!

Parkdale Flea

ParkdalemapIt’s that time of month again to hit up the Parkdale Flea Market.  If you are looking for unique antiques, vintage, collectibles, local artisans work and local clothing designers – the Parkdale Flea is where it’s at.  Sunday, October 5, 2014 let’s meet up at the Parkdale Flea.  (10:00AM – 5:00PM – 1266 Queen) Really cool food and drink vendors are available be sure to visit hungry!  Oh and best of all, it’s FREE!  No entry fee’s.  Four legged friends are welcome too!  What motivates you to go to the flea market?  Please use the “comments” field to share your opinion.  Wishing you luck for your next flea-market hunt!
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January Markets

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The Leslieville Flea
SUNDAY, JAN 19TH 2014
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
http://leslievilleflea.com/
At the Leslieville Flea you will be able to shop from over 50 vendors selling vintage, salvage, up-cycled, handcrafted designs and food vendors to keep you fueled.  The cost is free, which is always nice on our pockets.  The flea is held at the Distillery District’s historic Fermenting Cellar located at 28 Distillery Lane.

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Kensington Krawl
SATURDAY, JAN 25 2014
11:30 AM – 02:30 PM
www.savourtoronto.com
Cost: $50.00
Taste your way through Toronto’s most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on an afternoon winter excursion. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, view interesting sights and landmarks, meet local shop owners, and indulge in variety of delicious and flavourful foods. Hot beverages included.  For way more information that you can ever want on this event, click here.

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JUNCTION FLEA!
Sunday JAN 12, 2014
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
http://junctionflea.com/
Cost: $2.00
Held on the second Sunday of every month, The Junction Flea features a mix of select independent vendors selling antiques, handmade craft+design, food, vintage clothing, records and more. Check out their BLOG to keep up!

2013 December Markets

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JUNCTION FLEA!
Sunday December 15th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
http://junctionflea.com/
The Junction Flea features a mix of select independent vendors selling antiques, handmade craft+design, food, vintage clothing, records and more. Check out their BLOG to keep up to date with all the latest Flea news.

Parkdale Flea

Parkdale Flea
December 14th & December 15th
Saturday December 14th – 1:00 PM – Midnight
Sunday December 15 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 pm
http://www.parkdaleflea.com/
Parkdale Flea Market aims to bring together some of the best and most unique products that Toronto has to offer. Featuring vendors ranging from antiques, vintage, collectables, Local Artisans and Designers.  The Parkdale Flea has impeccable taste and high standards when choosing their participants.

logo with website addressThe Leslieville Flea
December 15th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
www.leslievilleflea.com
At the Leslieville Flea you will be able to shop from over 50 vendors selling vintage, salvage, up-cycled, handcrafted designs and food vendors to keep you fueled.  Cost: FREE!

Market01Lowe’s Christmas Market
November 15th – December 15th
Monday to Friday 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
http://torontochristmasmarket.com/
This holiday season Toronto will once again celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas at Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market.  Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products.  Family friendly entertainment includes musicians, carolers and children’s choirs.  Check out the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market 2013 event schedule along with the unique list of Christmas Market children’s activities.

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Kensington’s Annual Winter Solstice
7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
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The Kensington Market Winter Solstice parade is a tried-and-true tradition (now in its 24th year) that, quite literally, lights up the longest, darkest night of the year.  How, you ask? With the aid of a procession of lantern-holders, and a finale event that sees fire-throwers and the burning of an effigy.  At 7:00 PM gather at the corner of Oxford St. and Augusta Ave.  Then slowly make your way (wielding lanterns) to Alexandra Park, led by a marching band.  For the 2013 coverage of the Kensington Market Winter Solstice parade, click here.