Canada 150+ at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery

Monday, June 26, 2017

Join us this Friday, June 30, at the Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St W from 6 to 9 pm for the opening of our Canada 150+ show! For the entire month of July we are hosting an art and craft show featuring Canadian makers wares inspired by Canada.

After about 4 billion years of geological history, and 14,000 years of human history, we're taking the 150 year anniversary of Confederation as our cue to examine this country through art and craft. Artists and artisans will be showing work inspired by our environment, history and people, experiences of immigration, nature, geography and more.

Find works by:

Emma Smith

Heejin Kim
Amara Strand

Julie Phelps
Carolyn Eady

Krista Hillis
Christine Vonbun

Laura Sultan
Colleen Manestar

Miranda Merchant
Sara Mcintyre

Ele Willoughby
 Kira Varvanina

Jen Moffat

Vendor Call: Made in Hamilton Market

Friday, June 9, 2017

Made in Hamilton: August 26, 2017

Craftadian attracts thousands of shoppers looking for unique, handmade goods. They are on the lookout for artisans pushing the boundaries of craft, food and design. 

NEW Toronto Island: Craftadian is premiering a new section within the Made in Hamilton Market, a Toronto Island featuring GTA makers. If you want to meet face-to-face with Hamilton and area shoppers, Apply to be included in the Toronto Island section.  

When: Saturday August 26, 2017 10AM - 4PM

Where: McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, ON (free parking) 

What: Made in Hamilton is a unique market that celebrate local artisans in the Hamilton area. This is the 2nd year for Made in Hamilton. New this year they are adding a Toronto Island feature showcasing a few makers in the Toronto and GTA.

Fee: $129 plus HST
Atrium (inside includes 6' table and chair)
Courtyard (outside bring your own 10'x10' tent)

Deadlines: Apply Here; Applications close June 16, 2017

For more information please visit

Vendor Call: Handmade Hamilton

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Holiday Arts and Craft Show at the Staircase Theatre Wants You!

When? Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3, 2017
11 am to 5 pm.

Where? The Staircase Cafรฉ Theatre in the popular Strathcona
neighbourhood of downtown Hamilton.  

What? A one of a kind show that celebrates 32 of the finest local 
makers of art and craft.
Handmade Hamilton celebrates it's 6th year in Hamilton and it's 4th year at the Staircase.

The show is organized by The Staircase Cafe Theatre and Lisa Pijuan-Nomura of GirlCanCreate. Pijuan-Nomura is the founder of Movies and Makers in Toronto, one of the co-founders of Queen and Jackson in Hamilton and is especially interested in bringing together the best creative makers in beautiful vintage buildings. Along with the hospitality of The Staircase Cafe, Handmade Hamilton showcases great makers, local community and good food, all under one roof.

Handmade Hamilton is looking for a variety of makers. Whether you make jewelry, clothes, art, stuffies, zines, buttons…we want you.

Please note that we cannot accept any makers of food or drink due to building health codes.


The deadline for applications is midnight on June 30, 2017.

All applicants will be notified of participation by July 15, 2017.

Please email all applications to curator
Lisa Pijuan Nomura:

Applicants must submit the following:
• Company Name
* Primary Contact
• Address
• Phone Number
• Email Contact
• Detailed Description of what you create (250 word maximum)
• Price Range of Goods

• 3 to 5 digital images of your work
(please keep files under 500k in JPEG or GIF format.)
These photos might be used for as on screen promotion at the Staircase Theatre. If you have a logo please include that.

• Website Link (Etsy, Shopify, Blog, etc)

• Table Request
6ftx2.5ft table-$185
4ft x 2ft table-$145
Please note that there are 3 separate rooms in the building that will be used for the show. Unfortunately the building is not fully accessible, only partially accessible.

Upon receipt of your application you will receive an email confirmation.
We will contact all applicants by email by July 15, 2017.

Once accepted all vendor payments must be submitted by August 15, 2017. If payment is not received by this date acceptance will be withdrawn. If accepted payment info will be sent out along with your acceptance letter.

Once accepted into Handmade Hamilton and your payment has been submitted, your participation fee is non-refundable.

Questions/Contact Information
Contact Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at with any questions.

Vendor Call - Canada 150

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

July 1- 30, 2017: Opening Canada Day, 6 - 9 PM

Toronto Etsy Street Team gallery
906 Queen St W, Toronto 

The Toronto Etsy Street Team gallery is curating a group art and craft show to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! 4.2 billion years of geological history, 14,000 years or so of human history, but the century and a half since Confederation gives us a reason to investigate our country.
Submissions sought which express Canada, its geography, history, people, wildlife, quirks, politics and what Canada means to you.
The show is open to all media! We welcome submissions from artists who think of themselves more as handmakers and craftspeople including but not limitted to sewists, quilters, textile makers, toy makers, clothing designers, jewellery makers, ceramicists, potters, woodworkers, and more, as well as fine artists.
Celebrations and critiques of Canada are equally welcome. Art is a means of expression whether about #Canada150 or #Resist150. This is a juried show but we encourage you to apply!

This application is open to all Toronto artists and handmakers,
with preference given to members of the Toronto Etsy Street Team. 
We especially encourage our team members to apply!
Application closes June 14th, so apply now! Click the image above (or go here) to go to an embedded form, if those don't work for you try this link instead:
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