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.

Seasonal market events

Mark your calendar for much anticipated market events that take place throughout the year like Toronto’s One-of-a-Kind Show or Kitchener’s Christkindl Christmas Market.

Antique markets

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

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