Through Being Cool Bakery Flea Market

TBC Vegan brings a flea market to Bloordale

Through Being Cool is bringing a flea to a neighbourhood formerly devoid of fleas. The Bloor and Lansdowne bakery will throw its first flea full of local treats on Sunday, April 13.

Owner Amanda Somerville says there will be about nine vendors at the bakery that Sunday. Perrin and Rose will be selling fresh flowers, and Larkspur will be selling lovely vintage clothing. There's a focus on media and art as well, with local artist Matt Darling selling his stuff, as well as Explorer's Press, Blood of the Young, and Permanent Sleep Press (who have a permanent zine rack in the shop).

"I want to use the bakery space as more than just that," Somerville tells me. "It's so exciting to me that I have a space that can hold events, and support the ventures of friends of TBC and people doing rad things."

While the entire lineup has yet to be revealed -- there will be a couple of mysterious "oddity dealers" on hand -- we do know that Somerville plans to make the flea a bi-monthly event.

"There is so much talent in the community, so I'm so stoked to be showcasing some of it," Somerville says.

TBC Flea

The first flea will run Sunday, April 13, from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.


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