Twice a year, Toronto plays host to a massive market that features some of Canada’s most talented individuals. The One of a Kind Show features, you guessed it, one of a kind finds all made and crafted in Canada. From lobster mousse to fancy frocks, this season the event, which runs from now until Sunday, April 2nd, will see 500 artisans come together for a handmade revolution, filling rows and rows of booths at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place.
And while each maker brings something different to the table, there are certainly some that we think rise above the rest. Take a peek at the best of the One of a Kind Show’s 2017 spring edition below.
Who: Visual Mood
Where: Booth P27
What: Fashionable swimsuits that are perfect for the summer at super affordable prices. Shop printed one-pieces and two-pieces for under $100.
Who: Eve Gravel
Where: Booth O34
What: This Montreal-based designer’s booth is packed to the brim with pretty patterned and pastel dresses, skirts, and tops for women.
Who: Rover the Pet Boutique
Where: Booth P27
What: Keep your fur friends fashionable with adorable bandanas, bowties and button-ups.
Where: Booth K36
What: If you’re going to splurge, it should be on one of UPPDOO’s leather handbags which are handcrafted and designed in Toronto.
Who: 3/4oz Tonic Maison
Where: Booth C41
What: Get crafty with your cocktails and try using 3/4oz Tonic Maison’s all natural, handcrafted syrups available in Ginger Ale, Cola and of course classic Tonic. Oh, and the bottles are pretty stylish too.
Who: Little Shop of Lobsters
Where: Booth C26
What: Always a favourite at the One of a Kind Show is Little Shop of Lobsters. Their lobster and crab mousses are to die for!
Who: One of a Kind Craft Drinks Section
Where: Across from the One of a Kind feature display
What: Get introduced to the 5 best in small-batch wine, beer and spirits by picking up a Canadian-made boozy beverage. This section is 19+.
Where: Booth F41
What: These handmade in Vancouver ceramic wares will make all your home visitors jealous.
Who: Lou Brown Vintage
Where: Booth P48Q
What: With sayings like, “Smash the Patriarchy” and “Fuck that Shit”, these unassumingly sassy plates are perfect for your pad.
Where: Booth A22
What: Using materials like wood from the tree in her childhood home’s front yard, Trish Bastone creates beautiful custom live edge wood tables and marble home decor.
Who: NORQUAY Co.
Where: Booth G03
What: Your cottage or summer cabin is calling for these artisan hand painted canoe paddles.
Who: Design Different
Where: Booth E38
What: Add something different to your walls with these Canadian-designed prints by artist Ryan McArthur. Most notable are the Zombie Safe Zone Maps, which clearing path out the best places to stay safe incase of a zombie attack.
Who: Sea and Lake Paper Co.
Where: Booth H08
What: Stock up on fun and quirky, made and designed in Toronto cards with sayings like, “You and I are so lucky we never had to use Tinder” and “I’m really happy you’re marrying someone I don’t hate”.
Did we miss any of your favourite vendors at the One of a Kind Show? Let us know in the comment section or tweet us at @ViewtheVibe.