I have officially been living in Toronto for eight years. Prior to calling myself a Torontonian, I used to visit the city as often as I could. Born in Montreal, and having grown up in Ottawa, Toronto was always the city I felt most at home in. My friends and I would drive down the 401 for any number of concerts, exploring Queen St. West in its heyday, and exploring parts of the city that embodied the vibrancy Toronto is known for. Very rarely in the thirty six years I have lived have I found a reason or had the desire to go to Yorkville. Always seemingly too good for the rest of the city, it rubbed me the wrong way. It was trying too hard. It was elitist and it wasn’t for me.
All that changed for me last year when I was introduced to UpMarket. Upon it’s return this year with UpMarket: The Floral edit, there is FINALLY a reason for someone like me to go to Yorkville to enjoy myself and feel like I belong there.
On Wednesday June 5th, I’ll be bringing you all BTS with me as I attend a special preview of the concept with some of the best vendors that will be a part of it all this summer. Similar to last year, the offerings at UpMarket will change weekly, and new vendors will be added throughout the summer.
This summer’s edition will feature more than 40 florists, makers and creators. Here are just a few of the incredible vendors you can expect to shop on June 5, 2019:
- Ampersand Bakehouse
- Avarcas Canada
- Black Dahlia Jewellery
- Briar Rose Floral Studio
- Cicco Chains
- Clara Lifestyle
- Crêpe Street
- Dew Haus
- Edible Cookie Dough
- Erin Marcus Designs
- Happy Pops
- Lara Langill
- Make This Universe
- Maple Key Tart Co.
- Pine Flora
- Pingo Apparel
- Poppy’s Collection
- Shut Ur Pie Hole
- Sous Sous
- The Delicate Flower
Foodies and floral lovers alike will find the above vendors and many more reasons to join me every Wednesday for UpMarket: The Floral Edit which runs every Wednesday from June 5–August 28, 2019 in the Yorkville Village Lane. With a little something for everyone, I love how approachable UpMarket is for anyone. Plus let’s be honest, food and flowers are things that everyone loves to enjoy!
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday this summer, you’ll find a highly curated selection of local vendors offering handmade creations, gourmet foods and unique gifts. So whether you’re looking to peruse on your lunch break, need that perfect gift, or a fun afternoon with the family, this is the place to be this summer!
For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands we are working with around the world, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. We would love to have you join on our adventures!
Photos: Yorkville Village, UpMaret: The Floral Edit, Daniel Reyes & all Social Media accounts listed
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