The Drake’s annual fall market promises chocolate and bacon cookies, handmade products and vintage records

The Drake’s annual fall market promises chocolate and bacon cookies, handmade products and vintage records

People buying things (Image: The Drake) 

The Drake holds a fall market every year with handmade goods from local artisans—think of it as a flea market or a church bazaar, but one that caters to the people who might frequent the Drake Underground or drink caesars for brunch over chicken and waffles. In place of the 100 per cent geriatric vendors you may find at a church craft sale, The Drake brings in students, local collectors and purveyors of soaps, mustards and bacon-filled baked goods (there will be chocolate and bacon cookies, in case your arteries still require some abuse after Thanksgiving). The annual event takes place Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include handmade books and kaleidoscopes from Charline Wang, natural mustards from Guy Rawlings, vintage and handmade textiles and ceramics made by Rachel Tremaine, illustrations, designs and fine art from Courtney Wotherspoon, handmade body care products from Scott Robinson, handmade clothing, collars and bow ties from Danielle Bartlett, jewellery from Edilou Woo and a substantial collection of records from Natalie Petozzi and Nomi Malik. We recommend starting with some mustard tasting, followed by a bacon and chocolate palate cleanser—maybe grab a couple of records for the road and create a fun Sex and the City movie montage or arrange for a sexy striptease with all of your new collars and bow ties (just like in the movies).