Friday, April 7th – Sunday, April 9th
11:00am – 4:00pm
Special Events Centre
Swing into Spring with the Toronto Zoo’s second annual Spring Marketplace! Take in the beauty of the season and support local by shopping with 50+ artisans, producers, and processors at this indoor/outdoor Marketplace! Join the Toronto Zoo for the long weekend and enjoy vendor offerings, seasonal food & beverage, and the new season in the blossoming Rouge National Urban Park!
By shopping locally, you are helping to protect the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.
- Spring Marketplace Vendors
Adventures of Lollipop Comics
"The Adventures of Lollipop" educational comic book series for kids/all-ages, written and hand-drawn by Jennifer Cuthbert Lam. Join a young girl named Lollipop and her friends as they travel the world, learning fun facts about countries, world culture, history, science and much more!
April 7th & 8th ONLYAna's Fizz+
My name is Anne, mom to 3 amazing children, one with Autism who is an incredible young boy. I make artisan soap, bath bombs and more skin loving products with natural, ethically sourced and safe ingredients. I absolutely love what I do, I find the process very therapeutic.Anchor Valley Custom Wood Designs
Anchor Valley Custom Wood Design is a woodworking duo looking to spread creativity and complete freedom to your home. With a few simple steps, we can create your custom, personalized wooden décor! It all starts with an idea. We make signs, boards, and more! Check out our social media to stay connected and up to date with all our projects!
April 8th & 9th ONLYAthena's Diaper Cakes
We are a Scarborough based business specializing in one of a kind diaper cakes, handmade hair accessories, bow ties and crochet hats for children.
April 9th ONLYBethany Aikens Creations
Bold, colourful paintings of wildlife, many of animals who call Toronto Zoo home.Blissful Days Designs
My name is Andrea. I'm a string artist and workshop teacher. I've been making string art for over 7 years and teaching workshops for over 5 years. I make wooden signs using nails and string.
April 7th & 8th ONLYBy Bhumika Inc.
By Bhumika is a wellness and beauty company predicated on a need for simpler skin, hair, and body care. With roots in Ayurvedic and Holistic knowledge, our line of products is meant to compliment your beauty—not define it.by Samantha Claire
by Samantha Claire is small craft business from Scarborough's Birchcliff Heights neighbourhood specializing in handmade sewn crafts such as hair accessories, accessory pouches, keychains, and more.
Nov 20th onlyCOY Naturals
The gift that keeps on giving! These soy wax, wood wick candles not only smell amazing, but they’re all made in reusable mugs!Cubed Style
Cubed Style was established by Camille, Candace and Christine in September 2020 when we decided to create a body butter that all could use and share it in recyclable glass jars. Since our inception in 2020, our products have been featured in/on CBC, Forbes, Nordstrom, Adidas Canada, Flow 93.5, W Toronto Hotel, Juno Awards, and Union Station to name a few. For all things Cubed Style, you can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @cubedstyle and you can visit our website: www.cubedstyle.com
In part, we want to remind you that all of our hair and body butters and Made By 3 Sisters With Love.
Dark Horse Designs
Amanda Currie, o/a Dark Horse Designs, is a designer/maker from Newmarket, Ontario, who creates custom jewellery and accessories by curating gemstone energies to facilitate personal transformation. She creates each unique piece with intention for growth and healing.Ethnic Imports/TA Bobblenuts
Hand crafted from the genipa nut these cute brightly coloured animals with bobbing heads and tails, first designed as earthquake detectors, are a delight to both kids and adults, making them perfect souvenir of your zoo experience.
April 7th & 8th ONLYFurbaes
Looking furbulous in Furbaes! We create custom pet apparel, custom pet closets to organize your pet apparel, toy boxes and more! All our products are handcrafted and designed. We create personalized paw prints that are added to our closets and toy boxes.
April 7th & 8th ONLYGoldenbrook Co
At Goldenbrook Co we hand make beautiful earrings in small batches and collections using polymer clay. From the office to the outdoors we have a style for all.Harley's
We are a small business located in downtown Toronto. All our product are handmade and hand-poured using concrete or Jesmonite. Jesmonite is an eco-friendly material that is durable and versatile in its use. All our products are made with care and attention to detail. We pair our planters with our unique succulents, making each, one of a kind.Hockley Designs
Hockley Designs, designs and create crystal suncatchers with semi precious stones and premium Egyptian crystals. In addition to this, Kelly also creates stretch rings, bookmarks, keychains, car vent clips, earrings and bracelets with semi precious stones.Honey Hill Farm
We are a small heritage apiary & flower farm in the Rouge National Urban Park. We grow flowers sustainably, seasonally & slow always mindful of the health of our honeybees. We are located about 10 minutes north of the zoo.Kanata Soup Co.
We are a small, veteran run family business that hand makes artisan dried soup and dessert mixes using curated local and Canadian ingredients. We make our mixes in a licensed and inspected commercial kitchen using our own bespoke recipes.Kayanko Handmade
My goal with Kayanko is to make people smile. I draw and design greeting cards, hand-make jewelry, and other small gifts (keychains, magnets, pins, and wall decor). Kayanko is how I channel my creativity and share it with others!Lady Cotton Tail
Local impressionist and cartoon artist. I work in a variety of mediums including soft pastel, watercolour and corel painter. I sell art prints, hand painted glassware, decorations, plant pots and original art tote bags and purses. I will do custom work and commissions.Lake Reflections Apiary
Whitney Lake is the beekeeper, owner and operator of Lake Reflections Apiary. Whitney is passion about the intelligent and complex nature of a Honeybee colony. Caring for the bees, in a sustainable way, means that she becomes a part of the mutualistic relationship that these creatures have with the flora of our environment. More than just delicious honey, we handcraft environmentally sustainable products like our Beeswax Food wraps and solid dish soap bars as well as our popular lip balm, candles and gift boxes.Lavlee Creations
We are a husband and wife team that make all of our own product. We make 100% soybean oil candles, wax melts, room sprays, car fresheners, funny organic linen tea towels, pillows, coasters, coir mats, wreaths, reclamed wooden products (wine racks, signs, candle holders). We have a neat display with all of our products setup like a small store in a pretty canopied outdoor tent.Marykjewels
I create handmade jewelry for kids & adults from bracelets to earrings, necklaces, keychains.
April 8th ONLYMeats and Treats
I sell various cured and smoked meats. Sausage, salami, kielbasa. Pork, beef and turkey pepperettes. Sausage rolls, spinach and feta rolls, focaccia. Artisan cheeses.More Treats Please
It's always love at first bite when you try our fresh baked custom sweets. From cookies to cakes & more, we create delicious memories for all occasions! Check us out today.Prettykind
Prettykind is designed for the person with limited time and space for a 10-step beauty routine. As a mother and entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO, Toyin Okezie-Mba, created Prettykind for those who related to her streamlined approach to self-care. Her everyday plant-based essentials uplift users to feel powerful and confident in the skin they're in.Revl Tea
REVL TEA provides premium organic, loose-leaf teas and tisanes that not only taste great, but are packaged responsibly to minimize this community's collective environmental impact! Explore teas with REVL TEA from around the world, sometimes paired with locally sourced ingredients for unique premium blends.Sidecar Coffee Co.
We are a mobile coffee business operating in our vintage trailer (or in this case, our mobile coffee bike). We handcraft your espresso based beverage or you can choose to have tea instead.
April 7th & 8th ONLYSmithers Sausages
We are a gourmet sausage and condiment company making everything by hand, in small batches using as local as possible ingredients and Ontario pork.Sollie
In Sollie studio, we create unique and handcrafted soap bars and soy wax candles with love. Being difficult to find safe skin care products for pregnant women, we started to make natural soaps for oneself and the environment. We strive to provide natural and healthy ways to treat the body and soul. Always vegan, ethically made, cruelty-free, sulfate and paraben free, certified sustainable ingredients.Sugar & Iced
Hand decorated sugar cookies in all kinds of fun and seasonal designs that taste as good as they look.
April 8th ONLYSweet Oasis
Since 2020, Sweet oasis bakery has set the standard for tried and true desserts and baked goods. We are a family business that have made these recipes for years and have put a modern twist on traditional desserts. Baked with the love of using fresh fruit, homemade jams and fillings in all our desserts.Sweets by Lisa & Maria
Caramel chocolate covered pretzels Marshmallows Oreos Seasonal inspired items.
April 7th & 8th onlyThe Golden Bean Canada
We are a Colombia Dessert Shop, we brought from Colombia a unique Street Desserts called Oblea it is a 2 wafers with caramel milk and topping in between more than 14 different combinations, we already have for events waffles crepes, pudding rice, ice cream, figs and caramel milk, merengon Colombian style.The Joy of Harvest
The Joy of Harvest is a small preserve company located in Scarborough where we do every thing from scratch.The Spirit Lands
I am a First Nations (Chippewa and Blackfoot) Artisan who creates jewellery with natural stones and crystals. My people believe that stones have Spirit and as such, I love to incorporate them into all of my work!
April 8th onlyThe Weehomestead
Our Honey products: As everything our product line continues to expand with new ideas. Currently were are love playing with flavour in our honey. In our world honey is perfect just as it is, but who can resist a little cinnamon in their honey or a kick of heat with our hot honey. Our Beeswax products: We create amazing beeswax candles from tea lights, pillars and other shapes. Scented wax melts and of course our zero waste product line starts with Beeswax Wraps. Our Heath & Beauty products: Lotion bars, Shampoo Bars and Soap, soap, soap!Three Wicks Candles
It’s not just a candle, it’s a memory waiting to be made. If you take a moment and think about it, candles are at the center of life’s most precious memories. We use candles for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and family gatherings. Candles symbolize coming together through hope, faith, romance, and at life’s end the, continuation of the spirit.Turn Write Pens by Rob
Hand turned pens, shaving sets, peppermills and other small items in wood and/or acrylic.
April 7th & 9th only
Interested in becoming a vendor? Vendor applications for the Spring Marketplace have now closed. To subscribe to the Zoo’s Marketplace Vendor Notification List and be notified of upcoming Marketplace opportunities, please email [email protected] and include the name of your business and the types of handcrafted products you sell.
The Toronto Zoo strives to provide experience and events that are accessible to all guests. Accommodation requests by guests for experiences and events are always welcome and every effort will be made to provide optimal support for the needs of guests with disabilities.
Please note all events subject to change without notice.