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Junction Flea - Toronto badgeEver since reading this post on Style North about The Junction Flea, I have wanted to go!  Amy also posted about it, and that just fueled the fire.  I can’t believe I learned about this so late in the game!  For those of you who don’t know, the Junction Flea happens every second Sunday of the month right at (you guessed it) The Junction in Toronto.  Admission is $2 per person and worth all 200 pennies.  You’re about to see why!

Junction Flea - TorontoUnion Jacks were everywhere!  Since becoming wildly popular over the last few years, I can see why there were so many.  Also popular were: wire baskets, metal stools (which were all a bit over priced or I would have come home with one), old photographs and cameras, and memorabilia (like magazines, board games and records).

Junction Flea - Toronto 3I definitely made my brother pose with me for a quick photo.  We are total dorks.  My favourite part of the market was the styling.  Booths were well styled (though some obviously too carefully curated as well) and the feel of the place was easy going and fun – the streamers and bunting helped!  People were super friendly, and there’s not a lot of haggling happening – prices were pretty fair, for the most part.

Junction Flea - Toronto 4Okay… the food!  There was surprisingly quite a bit to choose from!  I tried the pork & bok choy dumplings – NOT DISAPPOINTED!  They were scrumptious.  Also added a little mango saison (beer) that was sweet and spicy and just right!  The popsicles – oh my!  We all tried a different flavour and each was better than the last.  I had strawberry basil lemon and it was just as it sounds – sweet, refreshing and wonderful.

Junction Flea - Toronto 5I came home with an old book (shocking, I know), a map of France to be framed (eek!!!), some old kitchen utensils to be hung (one of which is not pictured), a golden necklace (also not pictured), a sweet little lidded container (actually purchased just outside of the flea at a nearby shop), an old tobacco container (ugh… didn’t take a photo again!), and that awesome metal bucket that just reminds me of my grandmother so much I NEEDED to have it in my house.  I can’t decide if it should be hung on the wall or used as a planter yet…

Junction Flea - Toronto 6And there you have it – my day with the family at the Junction Flea Market.  If you want to come to the next one, I will probably be there again.  It’s happening September 8th and the last one of the year will be October 13th.  Check out their site if you want more details!

hugs and kisses!

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10 Comments

  • Reply hodgepodgecraft

    This looks like my kind of heaven! Gutted that it’s in another flippin’ country ;)
    Just wandering around would be so inspiring…

    August 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Awww it’s sad, I know!! It is an inspiring place, for sure! It makes me never want to buy anything new again! :)

      August 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply sketchy styles (@RebeccaCaven)

    Wow!?!?! How have I lived in TO for years and never heard of this??

    I’m sooo going next month!

    August 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      That’s exactly how I felt, Rebecca!!! Oh and I will see you there. I want to go back!!

      August 15, 2013 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Steph

    This looks awesome! I don’t get to Toronto often so going this year is probably not going to happen, but I’m for sure keeping this in mind for next spring/summer!

    August 16, 2013 at 9:39 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Oh Steph you totally should! I think the first one is in May. :)

      August 16, 2013 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    Woah! I wish I could come with you! Next time you go, you might need to take a video camera with you so we can take a virtual tour…sounds like a heap of fun! Can’t wait to see what you do with your finds. (The France map sounds loverly.)

    August 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Amy | Love On Sunday Blog

    I so wanted to go to this! I’m definitely going to try and make it out next time…hopefully I’ll see ya there!

    August 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply The Friday Five: Good to Know

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  • Reply A Black Thumb Update and Giveaway Winners Announced!

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