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More than Preloved: Toronto’s 6 Best Flea Markets 

More than Preloved Toronto’s 6 Best Flea Markets

One of the best feelings you can experience as someone who loves shopping but is frugal at the same time is finding sweet deals on the flea market. Fortunately, Toronto doesn’t fall short in its selection of these markets so you can score bargains left and right!

To help you on your hunt for the next second-hand gem that you’ll bring to life, we’ve curated a list of the best flea markets you can find around the capital. Who knows, maybe one of these markets will lead you to your next amazing vintage find!

The Toronto Flea


Address: 1444 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, Canada, Ontario

Contact details: [email protected]

Operating hours: Every Sunday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Shopping at The Toronto Flea is a whole experience in itself, and we recommend everyone to try it at least once. Here, you aren’t simply shopping for second-hand goods, but you’ll also be treated to fantastic music, good food and an overall great and friendly vibe.

If you haven’t heard of The Toronto Flea, we don’t blame you! It was formerly known as the Leslieville Flea Market from 2013 up until 2023 before being acquired by fellow flea market supporter, Kendall Pereira.

There’s nothing to worry about the change in ownership and name, however, as The Toronto Flea just aims to continue what The Leslieville Flea started. Whether it be jewellery, furniture, or vintage clothing, you can still see these items being sold here!

Pro tip:

Check out their website or follow their official Instagram page before visiting to see their latest schedule!

If you want to make your visit extra special, we recommend shopping during the winter season. During this time, the outdoor ice rink will be open and you’ll get to live out your dreams of a wonderful white Christmas.

Downsview Park Merchant Market


Address: 40 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON M3K 2C1, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-638-2525

Operating hours: Weekends: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Downsview Park Merchant Market is a famous hub for people who are looking to score sweet deals on different kinds of products. This is because the market is known for its diversity, offering items ranging from fresh produce to electronics, clothes and even home decor!

The biggest highlight of this market, however, is probably the esteemed food court, which has been dubbed as one of the best ones in Toronto. 

We can’t blame anyone who makes this bold claim though, as this foodie paradise features a wide array of dishes from cuisines like Chinese, Mexican and Italian.

Pro tip:

If you have a knack for collecting antiques, this market should be right up your alley! The vendors here are well-educated on their antique collections and they’ll be more than willing to make a deal with you!

Parkdale Flea Market


Address: 1605 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A9

Contact details: +1 (647) 368-7285

Operating hours Every Sunday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Visiting Parkdale Flea Market is one of the best ways to spend your Sundays in Toronto, as you’ll be treated to a vibrant atmosphere like no other. Featuring live music, unique collectibles and friendly vendors left and right, this market will set you right on your afternoon stroll!

These friendly locals are open to bargaining and if you’re friendly enough, you might get a special discount!

Visiting this market will also make you feel like you’ve been transported into the 1920s, as the abundance of antiques will flood the shelves. Plus, they’re preserved perfectly, making them look like they’ve only aged a day—pretty amazing!

Pro tip:

It’s always a safe bet to visit right around the afternoon, as this is when almost all of the stalls will be opened.

You can, however, visit as soon as the doors open at around 9:30 AM if you don’t want to encounter dense crowds.

If you find yourself hungry while browsing the wares, you can also munch on some delicious freshly cooked pastries while you’re here. They even have vegan-friendly snacks—yay for inclusivity!

Merchant’s Flea Market


Address: 1921 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1L 2L6, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-757-5698

Operating hours: Every weekend from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Merchant’s Flea Market has been around since 1988 and until today, it stands as one of the must-visit shopping destinations for Torontonians. It’s great to shop here because there are over a hundred stalls you can browse, giving you an almost endless shopping experience.

If you’re a thrifter, this is a must-visit for you, as it’s essentially a treasure trove that’s filled with amazing deals.

These stalls offer amazing second-hand finds from electronics to shoes, clothes, jewellery and more! This is also a great place to score products for your cars such as oils, tires, rims, headlights, etc., and some of them are even brand new!

Pro tip:

As much as possible, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes when shopping in this flea market. The 100+ stalls found here are spread across over 45,000 square feet and without proper footwear, you may not have the energy to see them all.

If you think that your bathroom could use some improvements, this is the place to be! Some stalls here offer remarkable faucets and shower heads.

Dr Flea’s Flea Market


Address: 8 Westmore Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9V 3Z7, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-745-3532

Operating hours: Every weekend from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

You can’t have a list like this without including Dr Flea’s Flea Market in Westmore Drive. It’s Toronto’s largest indoor and outdoor flea market, so expect to cover some ground if you’re planning on checking out everything that it offers.

We have a feeling that you won’t grow tired during your shopping spree though, as there are tons of interesting stuff here on sale! These items include preloved books, clothes, accessories, electronics and more, and the best part is that they’re in good condition—steal!

Plus, it’s worth exploring because of that super satisfying feeling of finding that one hidden gem that speaks to you. We’re sure that all you regular thrifters can relate!

Pro tip:

If you grow hungry while browsing the stores of this 100+ square feet flea market, don’t worry! There’s an international food court here that serves delicious and filling dishes.

Kensington Flea Market (BAZAAR Gift Shop)

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Address: 66 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K1, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-533-6363

Operating hours: Daily from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

When April starts to roll around the corner, one of the best spots to score deals on preloved gems in Toronto is Kensington Flea Market. You may already be familiar with this place, but the seasonal outdoor flea market is something that not a lot of people know about.

From April to October, you’ll find the outside of this neighbourhood lined with various merchants that sell anything from vintage clothing, furniture, art, etc. There are 100 merchants in total so you best believe that you’ll find something that will pique your interest here.

Make sure to check out the small restaurants and cafes scattered across the neighbourhood before or after you’ve browsed the shelves of this flea market. Better yet, you can buy a snack from one of the food stalls so you can eat while shopping!

Pro tip:

If you want a spot to take photos of your latest finds, we recommend heading to the top of Kensington Market Parking Garage. Here, you can take beautiful photos of your recent finds with Downtown Toronto in the background!

Although its operating hours suggest that it closes at 7:00 PM, we recommend getting here as early as possible if you want to