5 markets to explore in Toronto
1) Sorauren Farmers' Market
Sorauren operates on Mondays from 3 to 7 pm. The timing makes it accessible to a lot of people, because it allows you to pick up some produce after work. Some people head to the park and pick up snacks for dinner while their kids play. It’s a family-oriented market.
2) Cabbagetown Farmers' Market
The Cabbagetown Market runs from June to October and is located in Riverdale Park West. It’s a pretty spot to visit on a Tuesday evening. The view of the city will be a nice bonus to your visit. There’s a crepe vendor, Vanilla DC. Head there to pick up dessert.
3) Gerrard India Bazaar
The Bazaar is more of a series of planned events and sales than a farmers’ market. All events are timed with different Indian celebrations. Not only do local vendors sell their wares, but each event is meant to help promote Indian culture and Canadian diversity. Always a lot of fun.
4) Nathan Phillips Square Farmers' Market
This is a big market, centrally located in downtown Toronto. People often pop out of offices to purchase their lunch here. Open Wednesdays from 8 am to 3 pm from May to October. There is also a stage where bands perform during the market. They usually have family events planned as well.
5) Evergreen Brick Works' Farmers' Market
The Brick Works’ market is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm. It’s another huge market, perhaps the largest in Toronto. The Brick Works fiercely promotes environmental sustainability. You’ll find lots of local vendors with everything from handmade items to organic produce. There are often activities for children, too.
Buy the book
The 500 Hidden Secrets of Toronto reveals off-the-beaten track places and interesting details for anyone who's keen to explore Toronto's best-kept secrets.
Already a member? Log in.
New here? Sign up.