Leslieville Flea kicks off at Ashbridge Estate

Christine Roberts (left) and Brigid Elmy at the Leslieville Flea.

Vintage shoppers and upcyclers take note, the Leslieville Flea is returning to Ashbridge Estate starting Sunday, June 10.

This well-curated, urban market sells vintage items, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods, all in the spirit of supporting “local” and promoting sustainable lifestyles.

This year, there are eight outdoor markets. From June to October, they’ll take place select Sundays at the Ashbridge Estate, and they’ll move to an alternate location in the Distillery District select Saturdays. Check www.leslievilleflea.com for details.

The Leslieville Flea began in 2013, and founders Brigid Elmy and Christine Roberts, have added to this year’s lineup. “We have some great new vintage vendors, food and coffee vendors, and there will be a kid’s area set up by Bricks4kidz where they can play with Lego and do activities,” said Roberts. “We’ll also have a free yoga class in the morning to start the day. The event celebrates everything great about our city in the summer.”

The Leslieville Flea was inspired by markets in New York City and around Europe. “I love markets because of the ‘thrill of the find’,” said Elmy. “Anywhere there may be an opportunity to find something cool, something with a past. Occasionally I will experience what I call the ‘treasure hunter syndrome’, a sense of excitement, a rush.” The flea is among Toronto’s best monthly flea markets with over 60 vendors.

In addition to all the fabulous vintage and handcrafted goods, Ashbridge Estate will have food and beverage vendors (including beer from local brewery, Left Field) as well as free yoga to start the day.

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