Arts Market Toronto
The Arts Market specializes in renting space to artistic entrepreneurs. We believe strongly in no red tape, no commission, no long term contracts and the freedom to brand your hand-made local business how you see it!
Daniel Cohen started the Arts Market in July 2011. The concept is simple: Give artistic entrepreneurs a permanent place to sell their wares at the most affordable rent possible. We now have four locations, thousands of products, and over 200 local, handmade vendors.
1114 Queen St. East, Leslieville – Opened Saturday, July 9th, 2011 on a beautiful summer day. The Market was a very different model back then! We were only open on weekends and vendors had to watch over their spaces – how things have changed!
846 College St, College Promenade – Opened on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 on a drizzly but wonderful day. Before we opened we asked friends and family members to wait outside huddled against the building to help create buzz in the neighbourhood. It worked wonderfully and we had a very busy day!
790 Queen St. East, Riverside – Opened on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016. Our first customer was our landlord who found a new treasure for the brand new pub he had just opened!
2978 Dundas Street West, The Junction – Opened on Saturday, June 22nd in conjunction with a big neighbourhood street festival. We welcomed 1400 people through our doors that day alone. It’s been a thriving community ever since!
Through our continued expansion into more neighbourhoods, our growing artistic community is being given the opportunity to connect with new shoppers. We appreciate your support and patronage – we will see you at the market!
It all started with a simple idea.
Conceptualized Arts Market concept, opened first location in Leslieville
Began chairity work
Opened College St. location
Launched Travelling Arts Market
Continued to work with local BIA's and neighbourhood groups
Won Now Magazine Best Unique Gift Store for a second time!
Opened our Riverside location. Won Now Magazine's Best Unique Gift Store Award.
Fourth location opened at the Junction in Toronto.