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Get Ye To Market, Toronto!

Summer sun means Toronto�s may outdoor farmers� markets are back in full swing. There�s no better way to discover the city�s unique neighbourhoods, meet locals and pick up the freshest Ontario grown produce than at a market.


Here are seven markets to discover, one for every day of the week.


Sorauren Farmers’ Market

50 Wabash Ave., 3PM until 7PM

This market runs all year, but when the weather gets warm it moves outside to Sorauren Park just east of Roncesvalles Village. You’ll find all sorts of produce, prepared food and other goodies. Be sure to try an Ontario shrub popsicle from Augie�s Ice Pops while you stroll amongst the vendor booths.


Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market

Trinity Bellwoods Park, 3PM until 7PM

Not only does this market focus on organic and sustainable food, it provides some of the best people watching in town. Find it in the northwest corner of the park by Dundas and Crawford. Make sure to try the hemp roti and fish fritters from Ali�s Fish Shack.

Plums on offer at the Nathan's Philips Square Market Wednesday afternoons.
Plums on offer at the Nathan’s Philips Square Market Wednesday afternoons.


Nathan Phillips Square Farmers� Market

Nathan Phillips Square, 8AM until 2PM

For those visiting the downtown core, this is the perfect spot to pick up a healthy lunch or fresh produce for your Toronto Island picnic lunch. There are usually food trucks serving up a variety of street eats on-site too!


Dufferin Grove Farmers� Market

Dufferin Grove Park, 3PM until 7PM

At its summertime peak, you can find up to 30 vendors here, plus prepared food like wood-fired pizza straight from the outdoor community oven and water buffalo milk ice cream by the scoop. In August, make sure to pick up a pint (or three!) of Niagara grown peaches.


Sheryway Farmers Market

1536 The Queensway, 8AM until 2PM

Bringing a whole new meaning to ?hit the mall�, this massive market takes over the Sherway Gardens parking lot every Friday in the summer months. Check out the farmers’ market for fresh produce � like sauce-ready tomatoes by the bushel, eggs, honey and prepared food at this market in Etobicoke.

Red fife pop tarts and pasties from Evelyn's Crackers at the Evergreen Brick Works are always a welcome treat!
Red fife pop tarts and pasties from Evelyn’s Crackers at the Evergreen Brick Works are always a welcome treat!


Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market

550 Bayview Avenue, 8AM until 1PM

Find any and every locally grown food, from lake fish to fiddleheads at the Brick Works. Also on site is the #FeastOn certified Local Food Court serving up prepared foods like cheesy crepes, Tibetan momos and collard green tacos all perfectly picnic-ready.


Leslieville Farmers� Market

Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 9AM until 2PM

Expect loads of prepared food, live music and weekly events at this super popular Sunday market. Popular vendors include Bizjak Farms for cherries, Spade & Spoon for preserves, Earth + City for prepared vegan treats and strawberry lemonade, and Chocosol Traders from chocolate!

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