The Best Forage-Worthy Flea Markets in Toronto

Aside from one-of-a-kind finds, our flea markets offer an experience unlike any other. As you peruse the crates of records, racks of vintage clothing and shelves of quirky collectibles, expect to be serenaded by buskers, tempted by the smells of food trucks and amused by many photo ops.

For those who love to rummage, Toronto’s diverse flea markets are a treasure trove of fun.

Leslieville Flea Market

On the third Sunday of each month, the picturesque and historic Ashbridge Estate hosts over 50 vendors who peddle a variety of artisan, salvaged and upcycled goods – everything from furniture to shoes.

Grab a glass of Indie Alehouse craft beer which you can sip as you shop, then take a walk along the beach. If you miss the third Sunday, you can catch this flea at the same time at Harbourfront Centre on the first Sunday of the month.

Where: 1444 Queen Street East
When: Third Sunday of each month, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Merchant’s Flea Market

The Merchant’s Flea Market houses over 250 booths in a 45,000-square-foot warehouse space in the heart of Scarborough. For an everything-under-the-sun offering of products and services (think: T-shirts en masse, electronics and collectibles, a nail salon, pet store and psychic), this flea market could be Honest Ed’s eccentric uncle.

Since 1988, Merchants Flea has supported family-run, local businesses and bargain prices.

Where: 1921 Eglinton Avenue East
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Parkdale Flea Market

A curated amalgamation of trendy local artisans, jewelers and curiosity collectors under one studio loft roof, the Parkdale flea is a celebration of the creative west end neighborhood.

Here, the lively atmosphere of hip families, chatty vendors and seasonal activities make for a stimulating way to cure your Sunday morning craft beer hangover. Munch on vegan baked goods as you pore over the wares and snap Instagram shots.

Where: 1266 Queen Street West
When: Second Sunday of the month, 11:00am to 6:00pm

Dr. Flea’s Flea Market

For 25 years, Dr. Flea’s has remained Toronto’s largest indoor and outdoor flea market. This international food court and flea-mall with rarities like stamps and coins, used books, bulk food and an extensive farmers market draws over 10,000 visitors each weekend.

If it’s one-stop-shopping you seek, the drive to Etobicoke is worth it.

Where: 8 Westmore Drive, Etobicoke
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Toronto Weston Flea Market

Encompassing 60,000 square feet of merchandise, Toronto Weston Flea Market is truly massive. While the huge selection may be overwhelming for some, collectors will enjoy hunting for gems among classic Disney VHSs, gold jewellery and Persian rugs.

Head here for an advanced level flea-market experience that will appeal to true lovers of the hunt.

Where: 404 Old Weston Road
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Downsview Park Merchant’s Market

This market, which occupies an old airplane factory, may not be much to look at, but it is equipped to offer a full day of fun for the whole family. You can stock up on bulk groceries and discount electronics, get your hair done and hit the spa while the kids sift through international candy and get entertained by buskers.

Don’t miss the food court (touted by the Toronto Star as Toronto’s best), which is a chain-free zone encompassing Afghani, Mexican, Chinese and Italian cuisine.

Where: 40 Carl Hall Road
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Whether you seek the perfect souvenir or simply would like to spend an entertaining day window shopping, one of Toronto’s flea markets will have what you need. Find out what other treasures you can find while shopping in Toronto.

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