Friday, September 23, 2016

Vendor Call: TOUC's Holiday Market Series




Hello, 

Toronto Urban Collective has partnered with CF Shops @ Don Mills to curate a 3-weekend long outdoor Holiday Market Series and we would love to have you participate as a vendor.

The outdoor Holiday Market Series will take place on December 2-4, December 9-11 and December 16-18. You may choose to participate in all three or any of the listed weekends. Our market will have free admission for all attendees and will be hosted outdoors at one of the busiest malls in Toronto. 

CF Shops estimates a foot traffic of over 92,000 over the 3 weekends based on historical trends. 

You may see our Vendor Kit attached with more information & details on the event. 

If you're interested in joining us, please fill out an application on our website www.urbancollectiveto.com. Please note the deadline for applying is October 16, 2016 and vendor spots are available on a first come first serve basis. We’d be happy to have a chat to clarify any further questions you may have. 

Thanks and looking forward to hearing back from you!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Shop Etsy Sellers in Person - Dream Payments Partners with Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto


This Saturday, September 24th, you can meet your favourite local Etsy sellers at Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto at MaRS! We're very proud to introduce one of our partners in bringing you the show, and a company which can help our sellers to bring their online business to shows and make in person sales! Dream Payments allows vendors like ours to accept not only credit cards but debit cards when selling their goods. They offer a great, flexible, secure system for mobile point of sale (POS) transactions, and an affordable solution for small businesses who need to accept Interac® debit cards as well as credit cards. For busineses across Canada, it comes complete with all the tools you need, including analytics and reporting, to run your business from your smartphone or tablet. And they are located right here in Toronto!



Come speak with Dream Payments and check out their devices at our show! They will be at booth 76 this Saturday at in the MaRS atrium, 101 College St, from 10 am to 6 pm!

Dream Payments featured our show, vendors and interviewed TEST captain Ele Willoughby on their blog here

Bring your ideas to life with The Printing House!


We’re happy to announce that our friends at The Printing House (TPH®) have returned as our Print Sponsor for this year’s Etsy: Made in Canada pop-up market in Toronto! With over 70 locations from coast to coast, TPH® has been proudly helping Canadian businesses, makers, and creators for over 55 years.
Whether you’re looking to create eye catching stationery, trade show backdrops, or even to have something 3D printed, TPH® can bring your ideas to life. Specializing in a wide variety of professional products and services, The Printing House will work with you to come up with creative solutions that help your business stand out.
As part of their commitment to innovation, TPH® has recently opened a 3D print location at the TD Centre in Toronto offering 3D design, scanning and printing services. If you can imagine it, TPH® 3D can make it!
TPH® will be showcasing these capabilities with their awesome 3D printed Selfies at Etsy: Made in Canada this weekend. 3D Selfies are a unique way to capture special moments and make the perfect gift or keepsake for any occasion. Available in full colour and a variety of sizes, your pose is captured and 3D printed with lifelike detail. 

Stop by the TPH® booth 95, just east of the Security desk, on September 24th at the MaRS Centre Atrium in Toronto to see these 3D Selfies up close!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Etsy: Made in Canada Workshop: Canon Photography Basics for Makers & Etsy Sellers


We're very pleased to announce Etsy partner Canon will be offering a FREE workshop at our Etsy: Made in Canada show, September 24, at MaRS at 11:00 am.

Photography Basics for Makers & Etsy Sellers will be taught by Lauren Souch. Are you a maker? Want to get online and selling your goods? Learn great tips for shooting your goods and getting started, free, when you come to our show!

Sign up for a free ticket here!

Etsy Canada Q&A at Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto


Are you thinking of opening an Etsy shop, but want to know more? Are you an Etsy seller with questions for Etsy? Here's your chance to speak directly with an Etsy Admin. We'll be hosting an informal Q&A session with Etsy Canada during our Etsy: Made in Canada show at MaRS, this Saturday, September 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stop by the Collaboration Centre, follow the signs or speak with one of our awesome volunteers.

Don't forget to check out our free workshop Photography Basics for Makers & Etsy Sellers and online Etsy Newbie Bootcamp for more great tips on selling on Etsy!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sneak Peek - Made In Canada


Four sleeps to go!

The Team and all of our vendors are working super hard to make this weekend's show bigger and better.

Here's another sneak peek at what's in store...


 Prints and Needles

Lucky Patina Vintage

Westlake Knits

First Edition Tea Co

Little Bellwoods


Ness Leeee

Veelightful   

One By Sun

But there is so much more. Take a look at our lookbook and plan your day!

https://issuu.com/christinepensa/docs/etsy_made_in_canada_toronto_vendor_/1


We can't wait to see you all at the MarS Building!

101 College St next Saturday, Sept 24. 10 til 6.

Remember the first 100 people receive an incredible bag full of free swag!!


Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto Partners with Creative Bag

Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto is very proud and excited to be partnering with Creative Bag! Not only have they got all your wrapping and packaging needs covered, but they are supplying our coveted swag bags! To top it all off, Creative Bag's own Lorrie Everitt is teaching a free DIY workshop "Creative Holiday & Product Wrapping Design"! 

 

For a chance to win one of the amazing swag bags printed by Creative Bag, line up bright and early September 24 at the Elizabeth Street entrance to MaRS. Check out more from Creative Bag here!



With over 30 years of experience, Creative Bag has been supplying retail and custom packaging to customers all over North America. With thousands of products from bags to ribbon to bakery packaging and wedding, we have all of your bases covered. 

Want to put your logo on a reusable bag? Add your company name to ribbon? Create a custom bakery box for your delicious cupcakes! Our custom department will get your packaging perfect and have it stand out from the competition.

Come drop into one of our three locations: Toronto, Pickering or Mississauga to see all of our merchandise in person. Our experienced staff will help you find what you need. Join our email list and keep up to date with new products, special offers and sales. Follow our blog for inspiration, tutorials and free downloads.

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