winter flea markets

Winter flea markets in Toronto

Toronto flea markets still abound this winter making it easy to save a couple bucks, find great gifts, or just fill a boring, cold Sunday. While flea markets may be a summer staple around the city, many of them move indoors for the winter, so you'll still be able to find your electronics, clothing, produce and much more at discounted prices when the temperature drops.

Here's a round-up of the flea markets open this winter in Toronto.

Junction Flea
While the Junction Flea may close down for the winter, they're holding a special market December 6 and 7 at Smash. This flea promises to focus more on crafts and indie designers (perfect for cool holiday gifts) - plus, they're having an opening party the night of December 5. Check their website throughout the winter for more possible pop-ups.

Junction City Music Hall Flea
Also conciding with Santa In The Junction is the Christmas flea at the Junction City Music Hall. Come for the records, clothing and homemade goods, and stay for the festive music and hot boozy drinks. The flea runs December 7, with plans for another in a couple of months.

Leslieville Flea at the Distillery District
Over the winter months, the outdoor edition of the Leslieville Flea Market moves indoors to the Fermenting Cellar at the Distillery District. The market will be taking a break over the holidays - look for them January 18 and February 22.

Through Being Cool Flea
This Bloor and Lansdowne vegan bakery's bi-monthly flea market back in the spring continues through the winter, perfect for shopping local wares while nibbling tasty treats. The next one is taking place December 7.

Annex Flea
Held at the Centre for Social Innovation on Bathurst just south of Bloor, the Annex Flea offers local handmade and vintage goods - perfect for holiday gifts (or just keeping for yourself). They're having a special flea on December 13-14, with another happening just before Valentine's Day.

Parkdale Flea
A popular spot in the summer, this Queen and Dufferin flea is moving their mix of vintage finds, funky jewellery, and cute and original cards indoors for the winter. Their next market will be December 21 at 1266 Queen St. West.

Downsview Park Merchants Market
With over 600 vendors, North York's Downsview Park Merchants Market is a great place to spend a weekend. You'll pretty much be able to find anything you need here, from electronics to clothes to, ahem, toilets. The market is held Saturdays and Sundays (10am - 6pm).

Merchants Flea Market
Scarborough's Merchants Flea Market will have whatever it is you need: Hit up their jewellery exchange if you want to get that special someone a gift, grab your favourite furry friend a toy at their pet store, or just poke around one of their 250 vendors. The market is held Saturdays and Sundays (10am - 6pm).

Toronto Weston Flea Market
At over 60,000 sq. ft. (wear comfy shoes!) this indoor, year-long market can be slightly overwhelming for some, but a dreamland for others. If you're looking to get a great deal on electronics, box sets of your favourite shows, clothes or home goods, you'll find it all here. The market is held Saturdays and Sundays (10am - 6pm).

Did I miss any? Add more winter's flea markets in the comments.

Writing by Chynna Wilson.


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