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The Best Pop Up Shops in Toronto for the Holidays

October 30, 2017

With the holidays just around the corner – it’s time to take advantage of the season for retail and take your brand offline to curate an IRL experience that will keep your community curious. 

Toronto, this one is for you! This holiday season thisopenspace has teamed up with a few of our friends from brands to influencers and retailers to landlords to give you ample opportunities to let your brand pop-off during retail’s finest hour. We’ve got your back – take a look through our curated list of community opportunities hyperlocal to the six for the holidays. Here’s the need to know details: 

Wishlist at Yorkville Village

Wishlist at Yorkville Village is a four week pop up shared by a combination of established and emerging brands in Yorkville, one of Toronto’s top high-end retail destinations. Join neighbouring brands like Equinox, TNT, Belstaff, Soulcycle and many others for a four week holiday pop up that will put your brand at the heart of one of Toronto’s most exclusive retail neighbourhoods.

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These one-day markets attract hundreds of potential customers for curated pop-ups. Book markets that are interesting to you,  collaborate with a community of amazing brands, and sell to guests that will be lined up to find the perfect gift this holiday season.

Freedom Factory Sunday Markets

Booking Fee: $60

Gallery and creative space, Freedom Factory, is hosting a weekly market every Sunday in Toronto’s trendiest neighbourhood West Queen West. This weekly market is one of the most affordable opportunities in the city to get your brand in front of customers and grow your business.

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Bad Girls Market

Booking Fee: $50-$200

Join the Bad Girls Collective for their first market in Toronto. Bad Girls Collective is a collective of creative, ambitious, and intelligent women who host a monthly book club, weekly runs, and so much more. Their events usually sell out within hours. Join them at one of our favourite spaces on Geary. Most importantly, their donating sales from the bar, tickets, and your bookings to Nellies Women’s Shelter.

For one day only the Bad Girls are hosting the baddest pop-up market this city has ever seen. Exclusively supporting local female-run brands and side hustlers.

Easy Holiday Market at  Shecosystem

Join Easy, a brand dedicated to celebrating every aspect of feminity at Shecosystem the co-working space exclusively for female business owners and entrepreneurs for a one-day holiday market.

Easy Period is putting together a one-day holiday market at Shecosystem! With a curated selection of well-aligned, feminine focused, brands, artists and creators. This is a chance to host a one-day holiday pop-up where the venue is set, marketing is provided and you just have to arrive and set up shop. Not to mention the added bonus of spending the day with other like-minded creative people from the city.

Deadstock Depot

Join Toronto biggest Vintage Flea as they move to their biggest location to date. Deadstock Depot is Toronto’s most popular place to find and sell unique vintage streetwear.

The Dead Stock Depot is Toronto’s first-ever established vintage and urban streetwear marketplace, curating the best streetwear vendors & manufacturers, as well as artists and collectives that Toronto has to offer. They offer customers a tangible opportunity to shop Canada’s largest collection of rare vintage and modern streetwear garments & artwork, while also interacting face to face with some of their favourite brand representatives, and getting involved with the local streetwear community.


Each of these stores is a different opportunity to sell IRL without having to manage and operate the store yourself.  This holiday season, sell in prime Toronto real estate alongside likeminded brands without having to manage the pop-up yourself.

Shared Pop Up Space on College Street

Want to pop up in Toronto starting at $250 a month? Be a part of a bright, modern, street-level storefront space on College Street at the corner of Palmerston in downtown Toronto. Featuring 2 large windows. This space is ideal for any local retail business that is looking to increase sales with the areas amazing foot traffic, as well as increasing their brand exposure.

Stores by thisopenspace

Join Sleepover, the first experience-driven retail store for those who love to sleep, curated and managed by thisopenspace. Stores by thisopenspace are the place for online brands to sell in real life. Full-service retail spaces in premium locations available on flexible terms. Our first store in Toronto has been featured in half a dozen national news outlets and features brands like Endy, Tokyo Smoke, Mary Young and more.

Host Your Own Pop-Up

Want to take over, pop up, and take on an amazing retail location? We still have some space available for a few prime Pop Up Spaces

Queen and Ossington – $4000/Week

West Queen West  – $1,500/Day

Little Italy – $295/Day

Roncy – $425/Day

Kensington – $300/Day

Curate for your community this holiday season by getting offline and selling IRL at one of our pop up opportunities that will give your brand the opportunity to create, collaborate and sell with ease in the best spaces Toronto has to offer. Let us help you by giving the gift of growth this holiday season!

Are you looking to curate your next pop-up in Vancouver, Toronto or New York? We’ve got your back! Find the perfect space to create by starting your search for space right here.

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