The 7500 sqft vacant lot at 335 Yonge Street became available to Vacantful after weeks of negotiations with the landlord. The idea of the market came to fruition early Ocotober 2014 and the entire production was put together in under two months with only Ghazaleh and Dan leading the organizing. We are thankful to all the vendors, our key figures and partners who believed in this brand new pop-up market and helped us with this very costly undertaking. It was truly a grassroots project that in the end came together with collective contribution of nearly 200 vendors throughout a month. We have together created a new market in real-estate. Thank you for your support. On average there were 4000 visitors to this market daily and 120,000 throughout the month it was open.
Dariya Zinchenko Curator
Dariya is passionate about providing opportunities for local and independent businesses and seeking to develop her own online venture that supports them. Dariya has gained significant knowledge in Event Planning and Management though her various local and international experiences, as well as her education in York University where she completed her Marketing degree.
Natasha Singh Consultant
Natasha is a creative entrepreneur and artist who loves to get her hands down and dirty with pop-up shops, DIY projects, fashion and events. Natasha's work brings together socially conscious consumers interested in local, thrift, vintage and one-of-a-kind goods.
Emma Smith Toronto Etsy Street Team & Shop Cats
Emma Smith; founder of Shopcats.ca & the Wandering Winter Craft Show, the designer behind LandfillDesigns.ca as well a Team Leader at Toronto Etsy Street Team. Emma has seven years experience of selling at, and staging, small to mid-size pop-up markets and craft shows.
Jimmy Chiale 416 Gallery
Jimmy recently founded 416 Gallery where he showcases his bright and colourful abstract work. He also curates group shows exhibiting a large variety of local artists every month. The space is also available for weekly or hourly rental to artists, collectives, local communities, and non-profit organizations.