Vendor Call: An Artisan Intervention at The Gibson House Museum

Friday, September 29, 2017

Gibson House Museum: Artisan Intervention
November 18th, 2017, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Vendors wanted to participate in the annual Artisan Intervention at Gibson House Museum.  This is a weekend of crafts and local, handmade wares featuring the Toronto Etsy Street Team.  

This year access to vendors will be free for guests, while the museum will charge a holiday rate for guests who wish to explore the historic house.  Historic demonstrations of crafting and baking will be taking place with tea and tastes for guests.  

The historic house will be decorated in festive Victorian fashion for the holidays. Vendors who make items using historic techniques, or that can demonstrate a link to historic Toronto or Victorian-themes are preferred.

The museum can provide tables, chairs and limited free parking to vendors. Email to apply by October 20th. Participation in the Artisan Intervention is free; however, Gibson House Museum reserves the right to screen applicants based on suitability.

An UnNatural History Exhibit, Bat Skeleton Articulation, Dia de los Muertos & more!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An UnNatural History Exhibit:

Oct 5-Nov 2 2017
T.E.S.T Gallery Space: 906 Queen Street West @Crawford, Toronto

An unNatural History draws inspiration from a fascination with the artistic representation of natural history and the creation of fictitious places in literature.
A documentation of something newly discovered; but for instance, whereas it is claimed that some of Ernst Haeckel's embryo drawings of 1874 were fabricated, for example, an UnNatural History starts in the opposite direction, from a conjecture of the imagination grounded with elements that - although bizarre - are quite real, to try to give it verisimilitude.

Artists were asked to explore the past and future through: Hybrid organisms, fictional fungi/botany, distant imaginary worlds, unusual geometry, otherworldly life, geography, animals, minerals, astronomy, genetic mutations. Tell us their story, what they do in their environment, including interactions with other organisms if applicable. 

Work by:

Kathryn Bell
Kristen D'Aquila
Wilder Duncan
Lavinia Hanachiuc
Mar Hester
Holly McClellan
Judith Pudden
Kest Schwartzman
Rosemary Stehlik
Tosca Teran
Pati Tozer
Elaine Whittaker
Ele Willoughby
Cynthia Winters

Opening reception/Halloween costume party:          

Friday, Oct 13, 7pm - midnight  Check out our Facebook event here!

Tarot readings with Alie Tarot- 8pm-midnight

Best costume prize

Spin the wheel raffle- 10pm

Cash bar


BAT SKELETON ARTICULATION Workshops • Reserve your seats with a deposit of $135 (class fee $270)  

In this class, students will learn how to create an osteological preparation of a bat in the fashion of 19th century zoological displays. A cleaned bat skeleton (Pipistrellus abramus), a glass dome, branches, glue, tools, and all necessary materials will be provided for each student, but one should feel welcome to bring small feathers, stones, dried flowers, dead insects, natural elements, or any other materials s/he might wish to include in his/her composition. Students will leave the class with a visually striking, fully articulated, “lifelike” bat skeleton posed in a 10″ tall glass dome. The class will focus on teaching ancient methods of specimen preparation that link science with art: students will create compositions involving natural elements and, according to their taste, will compose a traditional Victorian environment or a modern display.

Workshop dates: 
Thursday evening 6:30pm start
Saturday afternoon 12pm start
Sunday afternoon 12pm start
Reserve your seat here

Create with Thermoplastic

Saturday, October 21st, 12pm start $155pp
Have fun creating freeform, organic, one of a kind shapes! Use it for a headpiece , mask or for display. 
Create unusual forms and shapes for head-pieces, masks, jewellery and more! 

No experience necessary, all materials included! 


Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Making Workshops!

October 28 & 29th come make and decorate sugar skulls for Halloween and our                      Day of the Dead ofrenda!  $20pp 13yrs on up! $10 per child 12 – 5yrs* 
Everyone is welcome to join the fun! Learn how to make and decorate Mexican sugar skulls. Learn about Dia de los Muertos festivities and the Ofrenda. How to construct sugar skulls and animals will be demonstrated. Adding foils, paper flowers & icing flowers will be demonstrated. Participants will then decorate their sugar skulls using Royal icing, metallic foils and more!  Fun for the whole family!  Workshops start at 12pm Saturday and Sunday. Green chile/corn tamales, tacos, chips & various salsas, churros, horchata and more (so, don’t eat lunch beforehand!) * children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
Everyone can participate and put something either traditional or symbolic on the altar. The altar is where people can express their feelings for those loved ones being honoured. Americans (and non-Catholics) are beginning to adopt this tradition and now altars are becoming popular in private homes as well as in public places.  In Mexico, the traditional family altar explodes with colour during Day of the Dead when many special items are set out as offerings to the returning spirits. The entire family will work together in the decoration; similar to families who decorate their Christmas tree together. Many families spend up to two month’s earnings on the food & decorations for their ofrendas.  Halloween may be on Oct. 31, but there’s another spooky date on the calendar directly after: “Dia de los Muertos.”  -from
Now celebrated in countries around the world, Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a two-day holiday which originated in Mexico to remember deceased loved ones. It’s a Mexican national holiday and the country’s largest celebration of the year, but Dia de los Muertos extends well beyond to Guatemala, Brazil, Spain and Mexican-American communities in the United States.
The observance is Nov. 1 and 2, coinciding with the Catholic All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Typically, the two-day celebration is divided into separate days to honor deceased youth, Dia de los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) or Dia de los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels) on Nov. 1, and adults for Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 2. In some beliefs, it is a three-day holiday beginning on Oct. 31, All Hallows Eve, when some believe the souls of young children arise at midnight.
Not to be confused with Halloween, this holiday has a rich history and involves more than dressing up in costumes or trick-or-treating.
On Dia de los Muertos, families gather to celebrate those who have died as well as build altars in their homes, schools or other public places to pay homage to the deceased. Many honor the dead with gifts of sugar skulls, chocolate, marigolds (the Mexican flower of death), sweetbreads and trinkets. Families also typically visit graves to deliver the ofrendas, or “offerings,” and hold vigils with candles and photos.
Dia de los Muertos can be traced back to the Aztecs who celebrated with a festival for the goddess of the underworld, Mictecacihuatl, and the Catholic Spanish conquistadors’ All Saints’ and All Souls’ days. Scholars have noted the indigenous cultures of Mexico honor the Lady of the Dead, the modern La Catrina, which many recognize today as a skeleton woman wearing a fancy hat.

And the winners are...

Sunday, September 24, 2017

This year we were happy to partner with SickKids Foundation as our community partner for Etsy: Made in Canada. During the show we sold over 250 raffle tickets to eager supporters trying to win one of two swag bags complete with $25.00 Etsy Gift Certificates!

The winning tickets are:

Winner #1: 2135715
Winner #2: 2135685

If you have one of the winning tickets please contact us:
Good luck!

Vendor Call

Where: Queen Street West, at Noble St
When: Ongoing
Rate: They are offering FREE tables for the first year.

The space is located right on Queen, and will include the covered driveway to the back of the building, under a covered parking lot behind the building. The owner said that they are willing to pull out all the stops in order to make it a great event, ie, they will buy and supply the tables, lighting, heat lamps for the colder months, onsite representation and upkeep, and whatever else is required.

Sabir is waiting to hear from you at 416-876-8008 or email him at

Etsy: Made in Canada, Toronto 2017 - Sat. Sept. 23rd

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The big show is THIS Saturday! Are you coming out?
Why not? What to see what its all about?
Here's a video of 2016!

Etsy: Made in Canada 2016 from Etsy on Vimeo.

Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto 2017 maps!

Monday, September 18, 2017

We have 125 displays at this year's Etsy: Made in Canada show in the airy, MaRS Discovery District Atrium! This year's show features a new Fashion Foyer with direct access from College St, where you will find contemporary and vintage fashion and accessories. The Vintage Nook is returning this year for all you great vintage finds. Stretching from the University Avenue entrance in the west, through the Heritage Atrium to the east end of the building which can be accessed via Elizabeth St, you'll also find your favourite, local, handmade bodycare purveyors, fine artists, food vendors, graphic design and stationary, housewares, jewellery, vendors of items for kids and babies, items for pets, knit and crochet ware, fashion accessories, photography and the show's sponsors and partners.  

Plan to come early for a chance at one of the fabled Etsy: Made in Canada swag bags! Plan your route today and make sure you visit all your favourites.

A note, on finding your way: In general, the odd numbered tables and displays are on the north (College St) side, and even numbered ones on the south (TGH) side. There are multiple entrances from University Avenue, College St, Elizabeth St and directly underground from Toronto General Hospital and the Queen's Park subway station! The building is accessible, with wheelchair lifts, multiple elevators and ramps on the outside of the building any of which can be used to negotiate the one stairway between west side (tables 1 through 44) and east side (tables 45 through 125) of the Atrium.

Etsy: Made in Canada - WORKSHOPS ARE HERE!

Friday, September 15, 2017


Sign up now! Tickets are limited!
Workshops, as always, are FREE!
All materials provided!

11AM-12PM - Make a Monster with Heather of Corbin Creative

11AM-12PM - Wooden Cactus with Lily Kao Designs

12:30-1:30PM - Knit a Neuron with Tahani of Purple Lilac Amiguri

12:30-1:30PM - Beginner Embroidery with Ketzia of KK Illustrations

2-3PM - Rug Hooking with Bookhou

2-3PM - Fall Embroidery with Michelle of Kirkiki Press

3:30-4:30PM - Leather Coin Purse with Robin of Fitzy Designs

Etsy: Made in Canada, Toronto - The LookBook is here!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you probably already saw this!

The LookBook for Etsy: Made in Canada, 2017 IS HERE!
(click the photo above or the link below)

Dinovember Art Show - Celebrating all things dinosaur!


November 4 to 14, 2017: Opening November 4, 6 - 9 pm

Toronto Etsy Street Team gallery

906 Queen St W, Toronto

The Toronto Etsy Street Team gallery is hosting a group art celebrating all things dinosaurs!

This exhibition will feature art in all media and handcrafted items about everyone's favourite extinct behemoths*, the dinosaurs! For Dinovember we are seeking dinosaur items from imaginative artworks to scientific illustrations to handmade toys and other goods.

Other non-dinosaur Mesozoic creatures are also welcome! We love flying and marine reptiles, prehistoric fish and more.

*Diminuative dinosaurs are also welcome.

This is a juried show. We will be seeking completed ready to hang artworks and craft of all media.

Artists will be charged a hanging fee of $50. The Toronto Etsy Street Team will retain a 10% fee to cover any processing fees of any sales and then all proceeds of art sales will go directly to the artist. Artists set their own prices.

We especially encourage members of the Toronto Etsy Street Team to apply but the application is open to all artists and makers.

Deadline: October 1 

Vendor Call: Flea at the Barns

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Pop-up at the Barns community marketplace is back for 2017. This is a market that runs concurrently with The Stop Farmers Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Our market is designed to combine a higher-end, curated selection of Businesses offering a wide range of home and lifestyle products and services. We know that driving traffic into a traditional Brick & Mortar store can be trying, so why not position yourself where the traffic already is.

As we all know, Artscape Wychwood Barns has become the beacon, center point for the Hillcrest Village, Humewood, Wychwood, Cedarvale and other St. Clair West Area communities. With a large number of area and vicinity residents visiting the flourishing Stop Farmers Market each week, it has created an exciting opportunity. 

This initiative has provided an excellent way to support our community in more than just adding a marketplace, but through this venture, The Wychwood Barns Community Association (WBCA) will benefit, as the proceeds will help to support the many family programs that take place at the Barns and the Volunteers that make it possible.

So, if you have an existing retail business or seek a strong market, or you follow market opportunities, this is the perfect place to market your products or services.

Time: Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30 am - 2 pm. Vendor Application available upon request. A special back to school market running alongside The Stop's Farmer's Market at the Barns

Inquiries can be made to /

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Vendor Call: Holiday Inn Yorkdale: Fall MRKT Show

Friday, September 1, 2017

Holiday Inn Yorkdale: Fall MRKT Show

Vendors wanted to participate in the 4th installment of The MRKT, Sunday, October 22nd, 11 am - 5 pm inside Holiday Inn Yorkdale Toronto.

The MRKT is a community shopping event, organized by the Toronto Creative Entrepreneurs which features 30+ vendors including fashion, beauty, wellness, visual artists, crafters, food merchants, and retailers.
This event is FREE to the community & with activities for kids!

All vendor packages include: 6ft banquet table, chairs, linens w/skirting, Parking & 1 Promotional post on our social media accounts.

Email TheMrktTo@Gmail.Com to receive an automated message with vendor info & application.
Vendor Fees start at $169 Low-Cost sponsorship opportunities starting from $49

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