Iconic Toronto antique market moves to Mississauga and offers one-of-a-kind monthly shopping experience

Published March 22, 2023 at 5:29 pm

You can truly find anything in Mississauga, and the city’s shopping scene is about to get even better with the addition of one of Toronto’s most popular markets.

The Sunday Antique Market, which attracted all kinds of shoppers for over 30 years in Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, has relocated to the Small Arms Inspection Building at 1352 Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga’s Lakeview community.

Despite calling itself an antique market, it’s not just for antique collectors! The market is diverse and features a variety of unique and interesting pieces at reasonable prices, making it a hotspot for shopping.

Sunday Antique Market moves to Mississauga

Everyone is invited to stop by the market (admission and parking are free), look around and enjoy the atmosphere.

The vendors scour the world for their pieces, from sterling silver from England, folk art from Quebec, antiquarian and old books from private collections, unique pieces from estate sales. Over 80 vendors from Ontario and Quebec will be selling art, vinyl records, mid-century decor, vintage jewelry, rare prints, historic photos, gently used high end luxury items, and even diamond engagement rings.

Sunday Antique Market moves to Mississauga

Basically, if it’s rare, collectible, and a trendy item, the experienced Sunday Antique Market vendors likely have it.

And shopping at the market is environmentally conscious, so you can feel good about finding interesting and one-of-a-kind gems with history behind them while also helping the environment.

The Sunday Antique Market’s official launch date is on Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 9 am to 4 pm, and will continue monthly with the summer and fall dates to be announced.

The dates are as follows:

  • Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • Sunday, March 5, 2023
  • Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Sunday, May 14, 2023
  • Summer and fall dates to be announced
  • Sunday, November 5, 2023
  • Sunday, November 19, 2023
  • Sunday, December 3, 2023

Sunday Antique Market moves to Mississauga

Pro tip: While most markets usually charge an early bird fee, the public is welcome to shop at the Sunday Antique Market while dealers are still setting up and get first dibs on interesting finds.

Owner and founder Marlene Cook is excited to move the Sunday Antique Market to Mississauga.

“I never thought I’d find a place like this,” said Cook, who has been an enthusiastic collector herself since the age of 12.

“We have this spectacular new location steeped in history.”

Those who have visited the market know it’s a one-of-a-kind experience – not just from browsing unique finds that have been sourced both locally and globally, but also from socializing with the dealers who often know the history behind a piece and have a story to tell.

It’s not quite like a traditional antique market. The trendy vibe and the wide selection of unique items make it an enticing experience for shoppers of all kinds, not just antique collectors.

Sunday Antique Market moves to Mississauga

“To me the market is all about connection – people of all ages and cultural backgrounds frequent the market. It’s intergenerational, where people can find a microcosm of history,” said Myron Madey, a veteran market vendor who sells vintage jewellery and mid-century Canadiana.

After 31 successful years at the St. Lawrence Market, the vendors are very excited to move to this new historic venue and begin sharing their wares inside the Small Arms Inspection Building, which remains one of Mississauga’s most popular arts and cultural heritage buildings.

Shoppers can also grab a bite to eat from Mississauga’s local Capital B Café, which offers homemade sandwiches, soups, and pastries in a bistro-style setting where you can take a break from shopping, chat, and share your finds with your friends.

The building boasts a parking lot with free parking for over 150 vehicles, with easy access to unloading entrances surrounding the building.

The market is very accessible, being close to the QEW, and via GO Transit at the Long Branch station.

Sunday Antique Market moves to Mississauga

Whether you love collecting antiques or you’re looking for hidden gems you can’t find anywhere else, the Sunday Antique Market has something for you. Check it out at the Small Arms Inspection Building at 1352 Lakeshore Road East at Dixie Rd.

Those who are interested in being a vendor can get in touch with the market at 416-410-1310 or [email protected].

For more details on the market and updates on its upcoming summer and fall schedule, visit sundayantiquemarket.com and follow the market on Facebook and Instagram.


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