Markets and antiquing
From fresh air country stalls to large bustling indoor markets, antique markets to flea markets, Ontario has a variety of marketplaces showcasing a range of products from merchants, makers and artisans. Local markets are warm and welcoming environments that often include lively local performances that offer an entertaining backdrop while you peruse unique crafts and custom-made products. Sometimes the best treasures are discovered when shopping local.
Quick guide to markets and antiquing in Ontario
Year-round community markets
From hip downtown market neighbourhoods to heritage country markets, find handmade crafts, sweet and savoury treats and loads of inspiration to spark your own creativity from local artisans. Look for special events such as the car-free, pedestrian Sundays in Toronto’s Kensington to really soak in the flavour of the community.
Go on a treasure hunt at some of Ontario’s finest antique markets for heirloom items, rare collectibles and vintage treasures. Antique67 provides a list of some of Ontario’s best antique and flea markets.
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Know before you go
Market shopping tips
Make sure you have the correct measurements (and bring a measuring tape) when shopping for frames, home decor or furniture since returning items may not always be possible and bring cash in case credit or debit is not accepted.
Check hours of operation
Some markets are seasonal, or operate on changing schedules, so double check on the open and closing times. And give yourself a lot of time to browse, you never know what you’ll find.
Last updated: January 12, 2023