The landscape of the Toronto antique market is rapidly changing and its a privilege to be a part of this significant shift from a static traditional market to the dynamic Fleas, which, following the Brooklyn Flea tradition, offer well curated shows with diverse vendors who carry anything from mid century modern to hand-made goods and rustic antiques.
A true revolution prompted by the dynamic duo, Micah and Paul of the Junction Flea market, we now have three others and there is room for more! With the Junction, Leslieville, Parkdale and Gladstone Fleas, Toronto is truly experiencing a rebirth of how we approach the concept of antique markets, what constitutes a ‘collectible’ and the value of curating these types of shows as you would any art gallery show – with carefully hand-picked works, ensuring a fine balance of diverse merchandise to ensure everyone finds something they like.
The vendors are thrilled to have the opportunity to team up with markets in different areas, experiencing Toronto as we have never before – through the lens of their locals. For the buyers there are also plenty of choices, from looking for a rad street party with great food at the Junction Flea to joining a more laid back Leslieville Flea where passerbys can stroll in serendipitously only to find themselves walking away with an awesome pair of antlers, each market has its own unique character and appeal depending on what both, the vendors and the buyers are into.
While the concept of the flea market is not altogether unique, Toronto could also try a few pop-up Boot Sales. Just sayin’! Not that we are planning one, however, we would gladly take part in one!
Let’s prove to the world that we can handle what New York can – at least 11 Fleas !