One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. At vintage and antique shows, people come from near and far offering their old treasures for others to take home, and Toronto and surrounding areas have plenty of antique shows you can visit. Whether you’re a novice shopper or a hardcore collector, these are the vintage and antique shows to check out this year!
Elora Vintage & Antique Show April 13 & 14 2019
The 28th annual Elora Vintage and Antique Show will be host to 55 vintage and antique dealers at the Elora Community Center this April. You’ll find a wide range of antiques, retro pieces and collectibles, with specialists in vintage art glass and everyday glass, vintage kitchenware, quilts and textiles and more! This year, there will be an onsite cafe by Sweet Pattie’s Catering, so you can enjoy a full hot lunch, or a cup of coffee with a locally made butter tart. There are also local antique malls within a 20-minute drive of the show, so you can spend your entire day antiquing if you wish!
Christie Antique & Vintage Show May 25, 2019 and September 7, 2019
Located in Dundas, Ontario, the Christie Antique & Vintage Show has been around since 1988, and every year attracts antique buyers from Canada and the United States. Hosted on Christie Lake Conservation Area, the show sees about 10,000 shoppers every spring and fall. Featuring some of Canada’s best high quality antique and vintage dealers, you can find everything from furniture, rugs and lamps, to art deco and fine art, to kitchen utensils, books, signs, china and so much more!
Odessa Antique Show August 10 & 11 2019
This popular outdoor show will see over 100 vendors from across Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada this year. Held at the Odessa Fairgrounds, 10 miles west of Kingston, Ontario, you can find paintings, textiles, folk art, jewelry, glass, china and more at the Odessa Antique Show. Whether you want to decorate your kitchen with retro pieces or are looking to add to a certain collection, you’re sure to find something at the Odessa Antique Show!
Aberfoyle Antique Market September 21, 2019
The Aberfoyle Antique Market is open every Sunday from April 28 to October 27 but they hold Saturday Special Shows in the spring and fall, which have become must-visits for both antique dealers and buyers alike. At the Saturday Special Shows they host 150+ unique dealers in an outdoor lot that welcomes shoppers rain or shine! Dealers offer collectibles, folk art, furniture and much more. Plus, you can grab a bite at “The Kitchen” where you can enjoy a meal indoors or on one of their two patios. All the food is fresh and locally sourced, and will keep you fuelled for a day of shopping!
Toronto Antique and Vintage Market (September 28 & 29)
The Toronto Antique and Vintage Market happens twice a year at Exhibition Place, and if you missed the one in March, don’t worry because the fall show is happening September 28 and 29. Open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, you can spend hours perusing the amazing vendors. From bohemian style furniture, to vinyl records, typewriters, fine jewelry and more, there’s always a great selection at this market!
If you’re looking to do some antique and vintage shopping this spring through fall, these are the top shows to check out!