Junction market launch
The creative folks at SMASH and Russet & Empire are teaming up to launch their own monthly outdoor market The Junction Flea and are looking for vendorsinterested in selling vintage buys, records, toys, crafts and food at the first event on June 10. The cost for a 10-foot by 10-foot booth with table at the every-second-Sunday-of-the-month shopping do is $90 plus an additional $30 if you'd like to tent your spot. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
So long Ontario Specialty Co.
NOW's closest retail neighbour Ontario Specialty Co. (133 Church, 416-366-9327) is closing its doors on May 31. The decades old novelty shop (which made a cameo appearance in 1997's Good Will Hunting) has been an endless source for quirky gift guide ideas and the best selection of inexpensive, dead stock sunglasses. While plans haven't been finalized, the shop's staff has floated the possibility of relaunching OSC online in the fall.
Standard Apparel's annual warehouse sale starts today (Thursday, May 24) at the agency's Parkdale headquarters (360 Dufferin, suite 106, standardapparel.ca). The event's dapper deal lineup includes up to 70 per cent off buys from Fred Perry, Oliver Spencer, Sunspel, Gloverall and Filson. Cash, credit and debit accepted. The sale continues on Friday (May 25).
Rachel Sin, Bojana Sentaler and Bonnie Yam are teaming up for a designer shopping event this Saturday (May 26) at Sentaler Showroom (555 Richmond West, suite 110). You might recognize Sin's name from this spring's FAT lineup. She produces chic cocktail dresses while Sentaler focuses on well-tailored outerwear and Yam's Roxx jewellery collection includes lots of drop earrings and statement necklaces in crystals, semi precious stones and pave diamonds. The sale takes place from noon to 6 pm. RSVP to email@example.com
The building site for the new 109OZ condo at Ossington and Argyle is being converted into a pop up urban garden centre for the next two weekends (May 26 and 27 and June 2 and 3). Between workshops on vertical gardening, container planting and organic farming, downtown green thumbs can shop the selection of flowers, herbs, plants and vegetables.