Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Call for Vendors: 32nd Beaches Arts & Crafts Show

Applications for artists, artisans & designers. 2016 Spring Shows - NOW AVAILABLE


JUNE 11 - 12, 2016


Call for Vendors: Christie Pits Arts Crawl

Call for Vendors/Artists/Local business

Sunday September 27th 11-5pm
Christie Pits Park

During the David Suzukis' Homegrown National Park Crawl thousands of people will walk from Trinity Bellwoods to Christie Pits via Fred Hamilton park following the Garrison creek. There will be live music, tasty treats, beer and art!

Christie Pits Arts Crawl will be in Christie Pits from 11-5pm.

Vendors will be given a 10x10 space only. You will be required to bring all tables/chair/shelter for your needs. There is no electricity and please be prepared for all kinds of weather.

$25 fee goes to Friends of Christie Pits Park. You can pay by cheque in advance to FCPP 68 London St. Toronto M6G 1N3 or by cash or email money transfers to

Vendors will be assigned a space on the day of the event.

This is a rain or shine event so please come prepared...might I suggest you invest in a canopy (the kind you find at Canadian Tire)?

Thanks again for your interest,
Monica Gupta
Friends of Christie Pits Park
facebook: Friends of Christie Pits Park

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Partnering with Chatime

We're less than a month and counting to our Second Etsy: Made in Canada show! We'd like to introduce you to another of our wonderful sponsors, one who will be with us at the show on September 26th.

Chatime is a global quick serve tea chain of innovative tea beverages, currently with 20 stores in Canada. Our goal is to always serve our customers the perfect cup of tea, made exactly how they want it.  There are over 100 ways to drink tea on our menu with each cup brewed to perfection using automated tea brewers and leading edge tea-presso machines. Our customers can adjust their drink to adjust the sugar and ice levels to their liking. In addition, drinks can be further customized by adding one or more of our fun and delicious toppings, many of which are freshly handcrafted in store each day, like tapioca pearls, pudding, and grass jelly! 

Chatime will have be setup at the show on September 26th and ready to serve you some tasty drinks! 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Made in Canada Vintage

We are excited to welcome some of Toronto's vibrant vintage community to be a part of this years Made in Canada show. We've got 7 amazing vintage sellers in the show and we're also super excited to be teaming up with The Ian Drummond Collection to bring you a Vintage Workshop! You can check out our vintage sellers in this years Vendor Lookbook found here.

Last years inaugural Made in Canada show featured some pretty fantastic workshop by some of Toronto's local talents. This year, as we've said before, we are coming out with an even bigger and better show, and that includes our lineup of workshops.

Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto, is proud to present a 1 hour vintage workshop lead by Ian and Marla
of Ian Drummond Collection. Ian Drummond Collection specializes in vintage items primarily for rental to industry professionals in film, television & theatre. The collection houses everything from Vintage Clothing, Footwear, Jewelry & Accessories with stock spanning from the 1890s up to the 1990s.

Along with his vintage rental business, he is also a seasoned vet in the vintage show circuit and is a regular vendor at CAFCAD’s Movie Wardrobe Sale, Toronto Vintage Clothing Sale, the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Sale and the Vintage Marketplace Show.  He operates 3 online Etsy shops - Ian Drummond Vintage, IDCMasculine, and Ian Drummond Stash.

The workshop will cover topics such as:
Accessing vintage items
How to properly care for a vintage collection
Renting and selling vintage
Vending tips and tricks at vintage shows
Hands on participation from attendees

This is a great learning opportunity for any newbie vintage enthusiast, a vintage lover thinking about opening a shop on Etsy or a seasoned vintage expert. He will share his passion for vintage, experiences as an assistant costume designer and wardrobe buyer for films. As well as what goes into owning a vintage rental business and his show vending knowledge.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.

Want to know more about Ian Drummond Collection?

Workshop RSVP and time TBD
watch our Facebook event page for details. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Partnering with Chit Chats Express

We're so pleased to introduce you to another of our partners  - Chit Chats Express, who are all about helping you ship, save and increase your online sales!

As sellers we're always looking for alternative shipping methods for our international customers that are stress free and easy on our wallets. Some of our fellow Etsy team members are already using Chit Chats Express and have nothing but amazing things to say about them. For those of you who haven't heard of them here is what you should know:

At Chit Chats Express, it is our mission to reduce your US and International shipping costs, increase the speed of delivery to your customers, offer a one stop shop for reduced cost shipping supplies, provide fulfillment and bulk shipping options, and provide you with the necessary tools and support  to dramatically increase your online sales.

Some key points:
  1. They have bonded and insured vehicles that deliver parcels and letter mail directly to the United States Postal Service and United States UPS and FedEx daily. 
  2. When you ship within Canada and internationally with Chit Chats Express, you can expect to save up to 70% on postage. Music to our ears!
  3. They deliver direct to USPS, US UPS and US FedEx, carry USPS Priority Boxes and Envelopes on site at discounted rates, have 3 convenient locations in PickeringMarkhamMississauga as well as Halifax, and also offer computers equipped with USPS postage printing software so you can do everything on site. 

Essentially, if you don't mind taking your shipments to 1 of their 3 Canadian locations, you can save on your shipping overhead and offer significantly faster delivery times to your customers and retailers. Like what you're hearing? Check them out here:

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Vendor Call: Sacred Lifestyle market at Ashbridge Estate

A message from gypsetter magazine called Sacred Lifestyle:

"We are a new online community and digital magazine from a modern publishing family. Sacred is excited to introduce this new movement of energy to the public, an inspirational and raw energy that we have built our philosophy on. To encourage this philosophy, we would love for you to grow with us and be apart of our new Sacred Lifestyle Market, which will include some of the coolest vendors that represent Sacred’s overall lifestyle. We would love to have you on this journey with us.

Sacred Lifestyle is kicking off the summer with their brand new market August 30th, at Ashbridge Estate on Queen Street East in Toronto. This unique market is planned to have hand-picked vendors selling top products that benefit various aspects of life, whether it’s healthy eating, gypsetter fashion, wellbeing or travel, this market will cater to all shores of a healthy lifestyle. Sacred Lifestyle Market will be one trial market on a weekend
from 12am – 6pm. If the trial is a success, we would love to make Sacred Lifestyle Market a monthly event.

10x10 Vendor Space $150 +HST
Two 10x10 Vendor Spaces $250 +HST"

For more information or to receive an application form, contact Alison Capstick at

Sunday, August 9, 2015

UPDATED STATUS: Vintage Vendor Call for Toronto Vintage Clothing Show & Toronto Antique and Vintage Market - Deadline August 14th, 2015 for Etsians

UPDATED STATUS & LAST CHANCE! : Vintage Vendor Call for the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show & Toronto Antique and Vintage Market - Hard Deadline of August 14th, 2015 for Etsians

We have 4 ETSY VINTAGE VENDORS that would like to participate in the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show & Toronto Antique and Vintage Market on Saturday, October 3-4, 2015 for the SPECIAL ETSY DISCOUNTED FEE of $300 instead of the regular $350 table fee.  We still need at least 2/3 MORE to secure the special rate for them.  If you are a vintage vendor that would like to participate in this huge vintage show, please contact Taryn Olson, TEST Vintage Leader,  Friday, August 14th is the absolute last day to get a group of 6+ sellers together to make this special Etsy rate to happen.  This is one of the biggest vintage shows in Toronto with lots of traffic, high caliber dealers and great shoppers!

Affiliated Showsales is offering Etsians a special deal on the vendor fee if a group of more than 6 Etsy vintage shops are interested in participating for the weekend.  They have offered to set up an Etsy area and provide a special discount rate of $50 per booth - that's $300 for a 10' x 10' area (without a corner location) rather than the regular vendor cost of $350.  The fee covers both days, sharing of booths is not permitted.  Application deadline is set for August 14th, 2015.  I can compile a list of interested vendors and contact Affiliated Showsales as soon as possible with a list if I hear back that more than 6 would like to participate to solidify the special rate.

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show & Toronto Antique Market happening on Saturday, October 3-4, 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place is accepting vintage vendor applications.  The vendor fees cover participation in both days of the show. Shoppers that purchase a ticket to the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show get automatic entry to the Toronto Antique Market and vice versa - yay for additional volume of shoppers and foot traffic!

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show:

Toronto Antique Market:
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