Night Market Toronto

A guide to Toronto night markets for 2015

Night markets in Toronto are ephemeral events that pop-up for a single night or at most a weekend in the summer months. Once the sun sets, these street food-centric markets are the place to be to experience a diverse and delicious array of sights, sounds, smells and tastes.

Here are five Toronto night markets that should be on your radar for 2015.

The Stop Night Market
This fundraiser event in support of The Stop Community Food Centre takes place on June 16 and 17 from 7pm to 11pm and will see the barren parking lot at 181 Sterling Road transformed into vibrant night market populated by a lineup of 48+ food and drink purveyors that are unique each night. AYCE tickets go on sale May 13 for $100 and are sure to sell out fast. Here's what it looked like last year.

Night it Up!
Modeled after night markets in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the 14th annual event returns to the Markham Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Blvd.) from July 24 to 26. The weekend event will be packed with unique Asian street foods, food trucks, game booths, merchandise vendors and live performances. Ticket sales and details to be announced. Here's what it looked like last year.

T&T Waterfront Night Market
This open air night market will be held August 14 to 16 in the parking lot of the Cherry Street supermarket. Expect a vibrant bustling atmosphere featuring a multitude of vendors hawking stinky tofu, steamed buns and grilled seafoods on skewers. Here's what it looked like last year.

Twilight Tuesdays at the Drake One Fifty
Taking place weekly throughout August in support of Out of The Cold, this after work market in the Financial District will feature small plates for sale from Drake One Fifty, Momofuku, Richmond Station and a few new restaurants still to be announced. Also look forward to a Drake General Store pop-up and live performers every week.

The Midnight MRKT
This small scale, recurring market is held monthly in the summer at 2nd Floor Events (461 King St. West). The DJ'd event generally offers an array of local retailers, street foods and craft cocktails. The next edition takes place on Friday, May 29, from 9pm to 1am. Admission is $5 at the door, cash only. See our previous coverage here.

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