Summers are so amazing in the city! Toronto is that kind of city where you can hop on public transit and spend a few hours exploring different cultures and feel like you’ve been transplanted to somewhere away from the concrete jungle.
While the days can get pretty steamy, we’re pretty open about events in the evenings. Night markets have become a growing trend in our city over the past few years. Here are two on my radar!
NIGHT MARKET AT 99 SUDBURY offers amazing night out that is family-friendly. Located in the King St. West area. Every Wednesday evening until October, you will find many vendors with a local focus. The Night Market will include famers with fresh produce; grocery items from local purveyors like cheeses, breads and meats and locally made products like sauces, pickles, preserves and baked goods. Local restaurants, pop up food stands and food trucks sell freshly made food to eat while you’re there or for take away. Local drink merchants include wineries, spirit distilleries and breweries. The Night Market will also feature local artisans who will be on hand selling clothing, jewellery, arts, flowers and more. Popular vendors include SmashCake, Hogtown Brewers, Objektkul, Beavertails, Saha Cuisine, The Mexi-Can, Food in Motion, Me.n.u. by Allen Tan, and more. This event is curated by Foodea.com – a social food platform inviting foodies to create, find and share their favourite food ideas.
The NIGHT MARKET at 99 Sudbury runs every Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm until October. Free admission. Visit www.NightMarketTO.com for more information.
T&T WATERFRONT NIGHT MARKET located at the T&T Supermarket 222 Cherry Street in the Port lands area has an international focus and some name brand sponsors behind this 4th annual event. Vendor alley includes various foods for sale, lifestyle vendors and community partners. This event has more of an asian themed “street food” experience showcasing a more multi-cultural array of foods and entertainment. There will also be a kids zone that will include arts & crafts, face painting and more. Canada Dry and the Reel Asian Film Festival brings free movie screenings at 9pm each evening. Fruit Hunters is one that I’ve reviewed during the past Film Festival that is based on the best selling book about people who are passionate about finding the most exotic fruits in the world.
The Waterfront Night Market is on July 19 to 21 in the evenings. Free Admission. Visit www.waterfrontnightmarket.com for more information.
So, whether you want to go local or go international the two Night Markets are very different and both worth checking out!!!!