Summer sun means Toronto’s outdoor farmers’ markets are back in abundance.
There’s no better way to discover the city’s unique neighbourhoods, meet locals and pick up the freshest Ontario-grown produce than at a market. Here are seven markets to discover, one for every day of the week.
Monday: Sorauren Farmers’ Market
Sorauren Park — 50 Wabash Avenue, 3:00pm until 7:00pm.
This market runs all year, but when the weather gets warm it moves outside to Sorauren Park just east of Roncesvalles Village. You’ll find all sorts of produce, prepared food and other goodies.
Tuesday: Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market
Trinity Bellwoods Park — 790 Queen Street West, 3:00pm until 7:00pm.
Not only does this market focus on organic and sustainable food, but it also provides some of the best people-watching in town. Find it in the northwest corner of the park by Dundas and Crawford.
Wednesday: Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market
Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen Street West, 8:00am until 2:00pm.
For those visiting the downtown core, this is the perfect spot to pick up a healthy lunch or fresh produce for your Toronto Island picnic lunch. There are usually food trucks serving up a variety of street eats on-site too!
Thursday: Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market
Dufferin Grove Park – 875 Dufferin Park Avenue, 3:00pm until 7:00pm.
At its summertime peak, you can find up to 20 vendors here. In August, make sure to pick up a pint (or three!) of Niagara-grown peaches.
Friday: Sherway Farmers’ Market
1536 The Queensway, 8:00am until 2:00pm.
Bringing a whole new meaning to “hitting the mall,” this massive market takes over the Sherway Gardens parking lot every Friday in the summer months. Check out the farmers’ market for fresh produce – like sauce-ready tomatoes by the bushel, eggs, honey and prepared food at this market in Etobicoke at the west end of the city.
Saturday: Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market
550 Bayview Avenue, 8:00am until 1:00pm.
Find any and every locally-grown food, from lake fish to fiddleheads at the historic and scenic Evergreen Brick Works. Also on site is the Café Belong where you can grab a snack and a refreshing drink.
Sunday: Leslieville Farmers’ Market
Jonathan Ashbridge Park — 20 Woodward Avenue, 9:00am until 2:00pm.
Expect loads of prepared food, live music and weekly events at this super popular Sunday market. Top vendors include Earth + City for prepared vegan treats and strawberry lemonade and ChocoSol Traders for stone-ground chocolate!