Sonia’s Socks have been a member of the Pickering Markets vendor community for thirty years. The inception of the business was inspired by the owners during a walk through the previous Pickering Flea Market at the very first location. The couple enjoyed the market atmosphere and wanted to sell an item they knew would be […]
Throwback: Roberto Alomar
A couple of weeks ago, during Father’s Day, Roberto Alomar was at Pickering Markets for an autograph session. Thank you to all who came out and waited in line to see him. Here are a couple of highlights of that wonderful day!
Steeline Jewelry is one of the original long standing vendors at Pickering Markets, thirteen years and going strong. Owner and operator, Enzo, was an avid fan of Pickering Markets in the first year it opened and came here to shop regularly. This was around the time he had the idea to open his own booth […]
Carl’s Custom Framing
Carl has been a part of the Pickering Markets vendor family for 32 years now. He started Carl’s Custom Framing in the early 1980’s with his two sisters, selling frames. It eventually became so popular that he decided to expand into the service section and offer custom framing. Carl self taught himself everything to do […]
Pickering Markets and the Watch Wizard
Did someone call the wizard? It is not often that people come across someone who has been in a certain trade for over 30 years. The owner of Watch Wizard, a quiet man named Frankie at booth 2402, has been working as a watch repairman since 1982. Frankie was trained in Hong Kong when watchmaking […]
Grand Re-Launch Party at Little Domo’s Pasta!
Little Domo’s Pasta is a small independent business created by owner, Parissa Rassul. Built from scratch much like her scrumptious recipes, she developed a lovely Italian cuisine booth at The Pickering Markets Food Court. You’ll notice that Rassul is not a typical Italian last name and it’s because Parissa isn’t Italian, she is Afghani-Canadian. Growing […]
A&G Mini Donuts
MINI DONUTS. Two powerful words that can easily produce all types of feelings in a person… Anxiety: when will the mini donuts be in my hand and thus into my mouth faster? Anticipation: how long will I have to wait to have them in my mouth? Delirium: how long will the delicious donut high last? […]
Shopping at Pickering Markets helps the local community, here’s why…
Local businesses are so important to Pickering Markets. We have over 300 small independent businesses that call Pickering Markets their retail home. Without the support of the local people in our community, it would be hard for the businesses to become larger and grow bigger roots. Shopping local helps everyone, from the customers who want […]
The old fashion FaceTime
There are some things that are perfectly paired for each other like; peanut butter and jelly, cinnamon and sugar and, milk and cookies. This leads to the most wonderful pair of all: Darlene Nolte and Pickering Markets. Both go hand in hand, much like a chocolate vanilla ice cream swirl on a hot summer day! […]
The Past & The Future
The word psychic is heavy with many connotations. On the Internet, Google’s definition of a psychic as, “Elating to or denoting faculties or phenomena that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws, especially involving telepathy or clairvoyance” At Pickering Markets, we have a long time resident psychic that has been at the market for many years. […]
One of Toronto’s Best!
Pickering Markets has recently been listed as one of the best Toronto Flea Market’s by the Toronto Guardian! We are so excited and happy to see that people love the market as much as we do! As our marketplace continues to evolve from a traditional flea market to more of an open concept marketplace, we […]
The warm sounds from a vintage stereo
Ed Lethbridge has been in the audio industry since the 1970’s. If you ask him, audio equipment and a good quality sound system is really his first love. Every weekend you will find Ed Lethbridge standing in front of his booths at G-1305 & G-1405, talking to his customers about music and everything to do […]
Pickering Markets 2017 Look Book!
We are so excited to finally announce our Pickering Markets 2017 Look Book! We have created a total of TEN looks that are directly from our very own marketplace! Take a closer look at our photos and in the top corner, you will see information on where to find your favorite items and the prices! […]
Fashion at The Marketplace
The Pickering Markets is the only multi-cultural marketplace in the heart of Pickering, Ontario. Within our four walls, there is something magical that happens every weekend; people from all over Ontario come together and create a vibrant bustling marketplace. With over 500 vendors in our large building, it can seem easy to get lost or […]
If you are a regular at Pickering Markets then it’s hard not to notice Corrine Carpenter. Corrine Carpenter is a full time hairstylist during the weekdays and owner of Beauty Kweenz, booth 2309, on weekends. In fact, Corrine was recently the lead hair stylist for Pickering Markets very first fashion shoot. While juggling a hair […]
Continental Salt “N” Peppers – North Indian Cuisine
Continental Salt “N” Peppers is a delicious food vendor in Pickering Markets that opened in 2011, specializing in Northern Indian food. The owners, Riaz and Sheeba Ahmed, decided to open the eatery and catering business after learning that Pickering Markets did not offer any halal options at the time. With a large and growing number […]