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The top 16 markets and pop-ups in Toronto for May

The top markets and pop-ups in Toronto for May include boozy bazaars and outdoor shopping experiences way less stressful than the Eaton Centre. Whether your looking to taste some new fare or get your hands on vintage treasures, there's lots to choose from.

Here are my picks for the top markets and pop-ups in Toronto for May.

Vitaly Pop-Up Shop + Sample Sale (March 8-June 1)
The fifth-annual Vitaly Pop-Up Shop has been open for the latter half of March and has opted to extend its stay until the beginning of June. It's taken over The Accessory Bar's old space at 350 Yonge Street and filled it with discounted accessories, clothing and watches.

Salvatore Ferragamo Pop-Up Shop (April 27-June 19)
The Salvatore Ferragamo Pop-Up Shop is taking over a space at the Toronto Premium Outlets up until the beginning of summer. Pieces will be discounted up to 60% off, which is pretty sweet considering many of the items ring in over a thousand bucks with their regular price tags.

Toronto FC Pop-Up Shop (April 28-May 3)
For all the sports fans, there's the Toronto FC Pop-Up Shop at 498 Queen West. You'll find the makeshift boutique filled with merch from TFC's collab with Mitchell & Ness, 10th anniversary styles (only available while quantities last) and the 2016 alternate kit.

ACE/FIVE Pop-Up (May 1-31)
1138 Dundas West will play host to ACE/FIVE's first ever pop-up shop. Since the store is an online-only operation, this is your chance to get a feel for the sizing, fabrics and quality in person. Expect to find a range of minimalist and trend-forward menswear lining the racks.

Blossom and Bloom (May 6-7)
The newly renovated West Wing and Oak Room of Union Station will be transformed into a floral wonderland for May 6 and 7. While you'll have to shell out some cash if you want to purchase any flora or fauna, there will be live music, a complimentary henna station and large scale sculpture flower garden which you can enjoy for free.

INLAND (May 6-8)
See what contemporary Canadian fashion, apparel and accessory brands have to offer on the first weekend of May. Over 65 vendors will be selling their wares at the Queen Richmond Centre West, including Coup de Tete, Mary Young, November Lark and many more.

Stimoda Launch Party and Pop-Up (May 6-8)
Stimoda, a brand new womenswear brand, is combing its launch with a three-day pop-up at
Bash Event Studio. Aside from a range of fashion-forward bodysuits, rompers and dresses there will be plenty of drinks, prizes, gifts available.

Really Really Free Market (May 7)
Everything is up for grabs at the Really Really Free Market; no strings attached. Do some spring cleaning of your own and donate all your excess bits and bobs. No guarantees of what will be there, but you're sure to find some treasures.

RAWspace Mother's Day Pop-Up Shop (May 7)
While this market was created with moms in mind, you don't have to be or be shopping for the matriarch of your family to take advantage of its goods. There will be brands like Crimson & Clover Apothecary, Sweet Hart Kitchen, Samyoga and many more vendors set up at the studio.

CMW Day Rager & Merch Market (May 7)
CMW is combining music and shopping for one epic cover-free bash at the Garrison. Aside from seeing some kickass bands (Huttch, The Spook School and Boyscott are all slated to perform) you can pick up some new pins, patches and apparel from brands like No Fun Press and Rosehound Apparel.

TOAST: Pop-Up Shop (May 7-29)
Head to the Distillery District this May for a food-centric pop-up filled with breads and spreads. While we probably won't know what's on the menu until the pop-up rolls into town, its Instagram is posting some pretty drool-worthy eats.

Toronto Green Market (May 8)
The first-ever Toronto Green Market is hitting CSI Annex this may and bringing a bevy of weed-infused products with it. You'll find craft cannabis goods from vendors like Shearer & Dahl, Mary Jane's Touch, Charlene Freedom and more. Workshops and demos will be plentiful.

Marni's Mini Market Community Pop-Up Shop (May 15)
If you're more into food than fashionable finds, head to Marni Wasserman's Food Studio and Lifestyle Shop on May 15. The shop will feature everything from organic food and natural beauty products from local vendors.

TD Echo Beach Spring Market (May 21)
The TD Echo Beach Spring Market is returning for its second year on May 21. More than 100 vintage, craft and specialty food vendors will be on the scene selling everything fromTurkish lamps to Chimney Stax donut cones. There will also be local buskers on the scene for extra entertainment.

Boozaar Vintage Night Market (May 24)
Amp up your shopping experience with some boozy drinks and a DJ at the Gladstone on May 24. The event will fill the hotel with vintage clothing, accessories, antiques and vinyl - giving you plenty of options.

Waterfront Artisan Market (May 28)
On May 28 the Waterfront Artisan Market will take over HTO park. You'll find 50 artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers selling everything from corn beef sandwiches to pocket squares. If you can't make it out this May, you'll have six other opportunities to check it out over the spring and summer.

What did I miss? Add more May markets and pop-ups to the comments.

Photo via ACE/FIVE on Facebook.


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