Pop-Up Pick: shop 60 local brands under one roof at Toronto Urban Collective’s summer market
Appreciating the city’s shopping scene is easy when you’re strolling along Queen West—but it’s even easier when all of the best local vendors are packed under one roof. This weekend, over 60 Toronto-based artisans, artists, designers and crafters are coming together for Toronto Urban Collective’s summer market. Of course, there’s the requisite roster of twee Etsy-inspired booths, but what separates the day-long pop-up from similar shopping events is the selection of seriously cool brands. A few of our favourites include Bailey Nelson’s hip, affordable shades, Graydon’s all-natural skincare and Uppdoo’s aztec print–adorned leather handbags. Swell and Co’s organic cotton tote makes for a playful summer purchase, and this framed duo is the perfect gift for carb-lovers. DJs will be spinning all day, and snacks and cold-pressed juice will also be available. Plus, there’ll be a cash bar for those who need a more potent pick-me-up, but tipsy shoppers beware: this is an actual item up for grabs.
$5–$7 at the door. Sunday, July 19, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 99 Sudbury, 416-533-6066, urbancollectiveto.com