More Reasons to Celebrate Spring Break at the Leslieville Flea- March 19th

Celebrate spring break at the Leslieville Flea on March 19th at the Distillery.  From sustainable fashions, handmade jewelry, vintage finds and up-cycled furniture, its all at the Leslieville Flea at the Distillery ( in the Fermenting Cellar) Sunday, March 19th from 10-4pm.  From clockwise Beautifully hand made knits from Fresh Twists Get ready for spring with colourful and sustainable fashions from Tamgadesigns Luxury boxed yarns delivered to your door from Muskoka Yarn Box Handcrafted pieces from Emily Thai Jewelery Unique and reasonably priced hard wood, live edge, and exotic wood serving trays, chopping/butcher's blocks, tablet stands and accessories from Rowe Design Studios Handmade, fine jewelry created from recycled precious metals and ethically sourced stones, inspired by nostalgia and mysticism from...

The Leslieville Flea Celebrates Spring Break March 19th at the Distillery

March break is a time to cut loose and have fun and what better way to have fun than exploring the rows of amazing vendors and great finds. From vintage accessories to handmade jewellery, vintage clothing and up-cycled furniture, it's all at the Leslieville Flea at the Distillery ( in the Fermenting cellar) Sunday, March 19th from 10-4pm! From clockwise, Unique hand made hard wood, live edge, and exotic wood including serving trays, chopping/butcher's blocks, tablet stands, media charging stations, candle holders, etc from Contrast Living. Glass bead and resin cardigan/collar clips, necklaces, magnets, brooch pins, and earrings from Pineapple Pinup creations Unique, handmade pieces from India at Vid-hi Fashion Jewelry. Vintage fashions for spring from Sailing Matador Minimalist + meaningful tees inspired by...

ANNOUNCING OUR SUMMER MARKETS – SAVE THE DATES AND VENDOR CALL OUT

The Leslieville Flea is super excited to announce our summer dates (and locations!) for vendors and shoppers alike. We are sooooo excited at the thought of summer, warm weather and holding our Flea outdoors again.  Something about the tents set up, the sunshine and the hoards of happy shoppers sipping, eating and browsing awesome vintage and handcrafted goods that brings a smile to our faces. Call out to all vintage and handcrafted vendors for these dates....if you wish to attend, click on the Become a Vendor tab on our site, or drop us a line at leslievilleflea@gmail.com if you've filled out an application before. PLEASE ONLY FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION ONCE FOR ALL DATES Once again we will return to the gorgeous Ashbridge Estate, once a month, from June - October 2017.  Set on a stunning and unique property in Leslieville it's the...

The Leslieville Flea will be there to say Goodbye to Honest Ed’s….join us!

This Friday and Saturday join the Leslieville Flea to send off Honest Ed's with a bang at An Honest Farewell.  The Toronto institution is being torn down, but before it does we will be there for a 2-day market to pay tribute to this retail giant. We will be participating in Market City, along with many other types of Toronto markets, to celebrate the role of public markets in our city.  There will also be an art maze and beer tasting, gala events and a community hub full of events. Our vendors will be there with all the amazing vintage and handcrafted goods you can count on from The Leslieville Flea. There will even be "Bargain Bins" set up where participating vendors will be offering items up at unbelievable prices. The Market City hours are: Friday, February 24 | 12 pm - 8 pm Saturday, February 25 | 9 am - 4 pm More details...

LESLIEVILLE FLEA VENDOR AND INSTAGRAM STAR- REGINA PETATE

Regina Petate is just one of the fab vendors you will meet at the Honest Ed’s event Feb 24th and 25th Born and raised in Riverdale, just down the street from the iconic Don Jail, Regina Petate of Luvewant began thrifting with her mother Fe. "My mom started my love of thrifting. I appreciate a good deal but if I wanted to play hard ball I'd make sure my mom came along." " The woman's skills at bargaining were legendary. If something was priced at $1, she wouldn't even flinch at saying she'd pay 10 cents." "Once I became a teenager and could drive I spent most weekend mornings scouring garage sales stuffing as much as I could in to our 1990 Cavalier." Her motivation? A chic, picture worthy bedroom. Fast forward ten years to her own house and family…… "I began to decorate using thrifted items from yard sales. Occasionally I...

Family Day Weekend at the Leslieville Flea- February 19th!

Family day weekend is just around the corner and what better way to spend time together than at the Leslieville Flea in the Distillery District!  With a hot drink in hand, you are ready to scour the aisles for vintage finds and get the lowdown on how and where they were found...and the cool history behind each one. This month is also our very first LAST CHANCE AUCTION at the Flea! From 3pm-4pm vendors will auction off some items at crazy prices! It's your chance to take home something great and should be tons of fun too! Here are just a few of the vendors joining us Sunday, February 19th from 10am-4pm: Eco friendly Lama wool laundry balls keep your clothes lint free at Lickety Spit Farm Anyone for pickled eggs? from jams to relishes and salsas, Manning Canning has all the treats you could ask for in a jar Ski or sand... get...

COOL EVENTS COMING UP IN FEB WITH THE LESLIEVILLE FLEA

This month the Leslieville Flea will be hosting 2 events! We are back in the Fermenting Cellar of the Distillery District on Sunday, February 19th from 10am - 4pm.  All your fave vendors plus a fun new addition... the very first Last Chance Auction from 3-4pm! Participating vendors will auction off select items at the end of market day. Items for bid will include vintage finds, upcycled goods and handcrafted items. They don't want to have to take them back home.....so you can....for an amazing deal! If that weren't enough we will also be participating in Honest Ed's Farewell Bash. Presented by the Centre for Social Innovation, the event pays homage to one of the most iconic buildings in our city, Honest Ed’s. A key feature of the event is the Market City, which will bring together farmers markets, street and food markets, flea...

Five Fab Finds From the Leslieville Flea

It's winter in Toronto but that didn't stop lovers of vintage and fleas from checking out the great finds at the Leslieville Flea this past Sunday. Here are some of our fave finds from the day! Stay organized with this parts caddy from Urban Forest Design Round out your vinyl collectiion with this back in the day early rap album from Selector Records Arrive in style with this tooled leather satchel from Nomadic Vintage Add some punch to a bare wall with maps from Douglas & Son Add interest to a room with this perfect-for-condo size balsam and metal table at Meet the Moose To check out these vendors and more in person don't miss the February Leslieville Flea  When: Sunday, February 19th from 10am-4pm Where: The Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON M5A...

The Leslieville Flea at the Distillery January 15th !!

The Leslieville Flea welcomes in 2017 and Canada's 150th birthday with new fab finds, locally sourced goods and fantastic vendors. Here is a just a sample of what you will see at the Leslieville Flea on Sunday, January 15th at the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto's Historic Distillery District. Antiques and Collectibles from Susan Alexander Collectibles 70's mod wide leg flares, denim and sweaters from WILDTHING Fashions to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday from Canada 150 Natural goodness for your hair and more from Sudsatorium Natural moisturizers and balms from BEE23 Natural Beauty Ethically sourced and upcycled accessories from Unikati Fashion forward, functional cowls from Royal Roosevelt Elegant and beautifully crafted accessories from Fezza Hipstore Beautifully curated collectibles from Earthly Posessions ...

VENDOR PROFILE – MICHELLE ROSETTA – BEE23

From Backwoods to the 6ix and on to Hollywood,  Michelle Rosetta aka Queen Bee of BEE23 Natural Beauty is a regular vendor at the Leslieville Flea. Michelle grew up in Thunder Bay, ON and was heavily influenced by the progressive and creative nature of the communities that populate Northwestern Ontario, which has benefited her greatly in her move to Toronto, the place she now calls home. Michelle tells us, "Thunder Bay has a strong Finnish population. The people I grew up with were eclectic and hardworking; from outlaws and foresters to geologists and professors who had checked out of urban life." Questioning norms and power structures was built into the fabric of the community; a value which was passed on to Michelle. Michelle left Thunder Bay at 18 and spent time travelling the world before returning to Canada and eventually back...

VENDOR PROFILE- ROYAL ROOSEVELT

Kirk from Royal Roosevelt is made of many sides. Kirk is a TTC street car driver, and 21 year Capoeira Professor, but in his off hours is the founder and President of Royal Roosevelt Designs and spends his time making fashion forward unique / custom cowls. The business venture began out of necessity. In his role as a TTC street car operator, Kirk found his neck was always cold.  A coat alone didn't solve his problem. Seeking a solution, Kirk searched online but could not find what he was looking for....a cowl which would stay put, was warm, in a fabric which suited his tastes and could be next to his skin for long periods of time. Taking on a challenge and turning it in to an opportunity is second nature to Kirk.  Therefore, in 2015 Kirk signed up for a sewing course to learn the basics of sewing and design to make his own custom...

Vendor Profile- Micheline from Farm Fresh Vintage

Micheline from Farm Fresh Vintage has always enjoyed working with her hands and as a graphic artist has an intrinsic need to create. Seeking a quieter life, Micheline decided to make the move from North Toronto to Brockville in 2014 where she would have more space to do the things she loves most; gardening, growing and art. Once there,  Micheline began work as a volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which turned out to be a great source of furniture in need of upcycling. With the extra space afforded by a larger home, Micheline realized that she could also indulge in what all vintage lovers love......collecting. The ReStore is where Micheline found the slate roof tiles from Queens Park in Toronto dating back to the buildings original construction in 1893. Those tiles have now found new lives as chalkboards and...