The St. Lawrence Market Complex is a vibrant and inspiring part of Toronto's history and a constant hub of activity in the heart of the city. For each of our merchants, vendors and artisans, the Market is their life’s work; their pride, care and singular passion is the reason, 215 years later, the Market continues to thrive.

This is an exciting time for the St. Lawrence Market Complex and a key period of transition, in preparation for the North Market Redevelopment. The exciting Arts at the Market program provides local artists and makers with a unique opportunity to exhibit their high-quality handmade items at this popular destination for locals and tourists, animating the Market's outdoor areas with evolving product offerings for the duration of the redevelopment.

Arts at the Market draws on the longstanding tradition of fine handmade goods at St. Lawrence Market and celebrates the unique talents of local artisans. These artisans will fill the outdoor spaces of the Market with fresh, lively and creative energy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Easter through to Thanksgiving, adding vivacity to the Complex. The distinctive blend of local arts and crafts is matched only by the variety of high quality fresh food items found inside St. Lawrence Market. Arts at the Market is a wonderful complement to the #1 Food Market in the World.

Applications are now available for the 2020 season.
Application deadline: extended until March 10, 2020

2020 ONLINE Application Form

2020 PRINTABLE Application Form

Application Documents:

The selection of vendors for Arts at the Market will be undertaken by a jury comprised of professional leaders in the arts and crafts community.

Neil Brochu | Supervisor of Collections & Outreach, City of Toronto

Neil Brochu is the curator of the City of Toronto Art Collection, a collection which contains over 3000 art works displayed in public buildings across the city. A keen student of local history, material culture and fine art, Neil has worked on researching and exhibiting the City's art and artifact collections since 2004. He is also the Supervisor at The Market Gallery, St. Lawrence Market, which features an ongoing rotation of exhibits exploring the history, arts and culture of Toronto.

Theresa Duong | Owner of Theresa Duong Arts

Theresa is a Toronto-based designer and goldsmith of fine jewellery, bespoke rings, and craft objects. She holds a bachelor of design from OCAD University and the medal winner in the jewellery & metalsmithing program. Her work is exhibited and sold nationally through Craft Ontario Shop, ShopAGO, and L.A. Pai Gallery.

Sarah Shin | Founder of Selah Paper

Sarah Shin is a calligrapher, designer, and illustrator. She is the founder of Selah Paper, a creative studio that specializes in modern calligrapher to design wedding stationery and paper goods. Sarah is also a professional medical illustrator and holds a Masters in Biomedical Communications from the University of Toronto.


If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Amanda Diep, Program Development Officer







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