This year’s Waterfront Artisan Market (WAM), presented by The Waterfront BIA and operated by Scadding Court Community Centre, brings together a carefully curated mix of 75 artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers. Discover local craft and food at a unique, open-air market on Toronto’s Waterfront.
WAM will take place at HTO Park weekly, Saturdays from 11 am to 8 pm, May 20 to October 7. With average weekend traffic of 10,000/day, we estimate total attendance to be 210,000+.
2017 Vendors Include:
Pure, organic skin care that performs for clear, glowing and radiant skin.
Employs and teaches local at-risk and transitioning homeless youth to handcraft jewelry.
A fun twist on the classic macaron cookie, as well as dipped cheesecake.
Hand-drawn greeting cards.
Unique leather products with proceeds supporting a Northern Columbia community.
Cold-pressed green juice.
Anna Ruttan Stained Glass
Handmade stained glass, sun-catchers, jewellery and up-cycled vintage silverware..
Naturally-shed antlers for dog chews and treats.
Artists Jared Daugharty & Leo Krukowski design and create jewellery from antique silverware, revitalizing forgotten relics.
High-quality gemstone and pearl jewellery.
Fresh, handmade Canadian-inspired gelato and sorbet. Non-dairy, vegan and gluten-free options available.
Thoughtful, responsible goods that empower artisans around the world, including jewelry, handbags, greeting cards, home accessories and more.
Caro Sanchez Artisan
Minimalist jewellery to suit any occasion, from a girls night out to everyday wear.
Chibi Seimei Inc. & Soaplexion
Handcrafted steampunk & modern vintage-inspired jewellery, artisan bath & body care.
A light Spanish pastry with a mix of flavours..
Earth And City
Offering healthy, plant-based food in tandem with the Ontario growing season.
Fire and Water Gifts
Handmade items from the gifts from the earth, including feathers, crystals, driftwood and gourds.
Specialty roasters of sustainable and ethical coffee.
From Planet Weird
Colourful robots and monsters adorn prints, buttons and greeting cards.
Fruit It Up!
Specializing in all-natural fruit smoothies & delectable waffles.
A fusion of rolled ice cream mixed with delicious toppings. Vegan options available.
G Fox & Co.
Specializing in wooden accessories including watches, floating sunglasses and beachwear.
Global Tramp Imports
Fair-trade, ethically-minded purveyors of handmade clothing, handbags and maker of jewelry.
Locally handmade crochet handbags and accessories created from jersey yarn.
Indulge in fresh fruit smoothies, bubble tea, chicken and pork skewers, dim sum, roast corn and more.
Holistic health-related products including therapeutic oils, incense, candles, bath salts, all-natural hair & body soaps and more.
I Kinda Like It Here
Map-inspired souvenirs that celebrate your geographic identity.
Specializing in Caribbean cuisine with a North American twist, including jerk-chicken poutine, BBQ chicken tacos and more.
La Abuela Mexican Street Food
Mouth-watering chorizo made with carefully-selected Canadian ingredients.
La Fiesta Catering
Authentic home-style Ecuadorian meals like pulled pork, chicken skewers, paella and empanadas.
Lala Skin Essentials
Handmade & organic body butters, body oils, facial cleansers, toners, masks and serums.
European pastries baked fresh daily, specializing in Portuguese tarts, croissants, doughnuts, and breads.
LOYAL to a TEE
Toronto and Canada-centric hats, pins, tanks and tees.
Luxe Jewels Canada
Exquisite fashion & handcrafted jewellery, affordably priced.
Handwoven patio and accent mats made of 100% recycled water bottles.
Gourmet and traditional products from small-scale producers.
Mix Mix Mix Filipino
Experimental, curated pop-up serving Filipino food and drink.
Specialty coffee company offering small-batch, fine roasts from all over the world.
Nasrin’s Henna Design
Elegant and stylish designs by an on-site professional artist with years of experience.
Apparel company specializing in hand-embroidered hats, patches, kerchiefs and totes.
Rock candy, handcrafted in Toronto.
All-natural, temporary and beautifully-designed henna tattoos.
Pub Street Grill
From the streets of Cambodia to the GTA, Pub Street Grill specializes in Cambodian street food.
Handcrafted products created from 100% post-consumer materials in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint.
Robert The Artist
Realistic and whimsical style oil paintings and prints of local scenes featuring the Toronto skyline.
Small hand-batch soaps and body care products, made with 100% plant-based ingredients and essential oils.
Pyrography (wood burning) artwork including originals, prints and ornaments.
She Sells Sanctuary
Fair-trade, ethically-sourced handicrafts from Nepal, supporting grassroot charities, NGO’s and women’s groups.
Slopes Of Vesuvius
Authentic Neapolitan pizza, cooked to perfection on location in their mobile wood-burning oven.
3D scans capture facial dimensions, creating custom glasses and sunglasses personalized to your fit and style.
Spirit of Vera
Sustainable sterling silver jewelry recycled from post-consumer goods.
Station Cold Brew Coffee Co.
Enjoy a sweet, aromatic & bright cold brew.
Super absorbent, suede microfiber towels. Antibacterial, quick dry and compact – great for camping, swimming, the gym, and everyday use!
Tanamera Tropical Spa Products
Spa products created naturally using tropical plants, herbs and essences.
Tesoros of Ecuador
Colourful jewelry made from the Tagua nut, a natural tree seed imported from Ecuador.
The Chai House
South Asian chai tea and mouth-watering snacks.
The Earthen Craft
Hand-crafted, Indian-fusion clothing and accessory line.
The Mighty Cob
Indulge in gourmet roasted sweet corn & fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Toronto-based accessory design brand creating ethically-made, sustainable leather products.
Tocino Boys Sweet Bacon
Specializing in modern Filipino streetfood, enjoy sweet bacon sliders and sweet chorizo skewers.
Toronto Illustrated by Christine Audit
Hand-drawn, original prints of iconic Toronto architecture from local artist Christine Audit.
Drink from a fruit! Fresh watermelon, pineapple and coconut water, straight from the source.
Tropical juice cocktails with an artisan flair that taste as spectacular as they look.
Weave of the Valley
Adorn your wrists with intricate, hand-woven bracelets.
Delicious food blending Trinidadian, French and Italian flavours.
Your Grilled Cheese
Dedicated to making delicious, wholesome and creative grilled cheese sandwiches.
More vendors to be announced – stay tuned!
THE WATERFRONT ARTISAN MARKET RETURNS TO HTO PARK THIS SUMMER!
DISCOVER UNIQUE ARTISANAL GIFTS AND ENJOY FRESH CULINARY DELIGHTS
Saturdays 11 am – 8 pm | May 20 until October 7 | Rain or Shine
Toronto, ON – April 11, 2017 – The Waterfront Artisan Market (WAM) presented by The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (BIA) and operated by Scadding Court Community Centre, returns to HTO Park this summer! Located at 339 Queens Quay West (between Rees Street and Lower Spadina Avenue), WAM will take place every Saturday from May 20 through Thanksgiving weekend, 11 am to 8 pm, rain or shine! Toronto’s own Waterfront open-air market features a carefully-curated mix of 75 local, up-and-coming artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers. Visit waterfrontbia.com for more information.
“We heard from last year’s attendees, and the feedback was loud and clear”, states Carol Jolly, Executive Director, The Waterfront BIA. “We’re excited to announce that due to popular demand, we’ve made The Waterfront Artisan Market a weekly event, extended the hours and brought even more vendors to the park. The Waterfront is a vibrant community and makes for a perfect getaway – just a short walk from the Downtown Core.”
Visitors to WAM will have the opportunity to shop and dine against the stunning backdrop of Lake Ontario while enjoying live entertainment, including the multi-award winning Waterfront Singing AmbassadorsTM. The Singing Ambassadors will return for their sixth year on Toronto’s Waterfront, performing impromptu a cappella renditions of classic and modern summer hits, and offering assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, from 11am to 6pm, June 22 to September 4.
“WAM celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the community, inviting visitors and residents of the City alike to discover new foods and artisanal crafts from up-and-coming local businesses”, says Kevin Lee, Executive Director, Scadding Court Community Centre.
Browse and shop for finely-crafted jewellery, unique works of art, delicious foods and artisanal gifts at The Waterfront Artisan Market. Stand out this summer with custom wood watches and sunglasses by G Fox & Co.; shop for upcycled, hand-made, hypoallergenic sterling silver jewellery by Spirit of Vera; create a FREE 3D photo which can be used to design custom bespoke glasses from Specsy; experience professional and high quality henna art services from Nasrin’s Henna Design; pick up drinking glasses, platters, planters, candles, lamps, jewellery, vases and art handcrafted from 100% post-consumer materials at Reciclar Factory; and indulge in Spanish extra virgin olive oil, Japanese stone-ground matcha green tea, Peruvian dark chocolate, and raw honey with ginger or turmeric from Menos.
Food lovers will rejoice with the wide selection of cook on-site food vendors. Enjoy shade-grown artisan coffee from ethical sources by Firebat Coffee; savour mouth-watering Mexican street food from Chorizos La Abuela; devour authentic home-style Ecuadorian beef empanadas, paella or pulled pork and chicken skewers accompanied by rice, beans, and salad from La Fiesta Catering; and bite into sweet roasted corn on the cob from the Mighty Cob, among dozens of other delectable choices.
The Waterfront BIA is working to bring the Toronto Waterfront’s artistic and cultural significance to the forefront, improving the retail and restaurant environment with a unique, artisanal flair. Find your weekend escape within the City at the Waterfront Artisan Market!
About The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA):
Established in 2004, The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA), is the voice of the Waterfront’s business community. Toronto’s WBIA is a community-driven organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the economic and cultural vitality of the Waterfront area. The WBIA welcomes over 17 million visitors annually with a service area population of 59,251 and growing rapidly. 68% of the area’s residents are under the age of 45, are university educated, have an average household income of $135,901 and walk to work. Unlike most Toronto BIAs, The Waterfront BIA is both a full-service residential area and a tourist destination, ranking second in every major tourist category – domestic and international, pleasure and business, first-time and repeat. Through marketing and promotion, special events, streetscape enhancement, strategic planning and advocacy initiatives, the WBIA continues to secure its position as one of Toronto’s premier destinations. Annual programs include the Waterfront Artisan Market, Redpath Waterfront Festival, Waterfront Singing AmbassadorsTM and Ice Breakers, produced by Winter Stations.
The Waterfront BIA has been the proud recipient of the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) Awards in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as the 2015 Downtown Merit Award from the International Downtown Association (IDA) and the Award of Distinction from the 2016 BIA National Conference Awards.
About Scadding Court Community Centre:
Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC) is a multi-service agency that offers a spectrum of community building, recreation and economic development initiatives. SCCC was founded in 1978 with a mandate to create a community-controlled centre offering affordable programming and social development opportunities to residents of the downtown west core. Since their inception, SCCC boasts a robust array of innovative programs and is continuously recognized for non-traditional approaches to tackling systemic problems for low-income, racialized and newcomer communities. www.scaddingcourt.org
For additional information or interview requests, please contact:
Peter Ashworth | Ashworth Associates Public Relations | 416-603-6005 | email@example.com
We’re currently on the lookout for talented local vendors to take part in 2017’s Waterfront Artisan Market!
Apply to be a 2017 vendor here!
(Vendors will be accepted by the jury on a first-come, first-serve basis.)