Just a small selection of the many talented vendors who will be showcasing their wares at the next Leslieville Flea on Sunday, March 16th. It’s only 3 weeks since the last Leslieville Flea and we have a great selection of vendors getting ready to bring their goods to the Fermenting Cellar in Distillery District. Brad of FAIR JUDY’Sinformed us he will be holding another sale to blow out some merchandise so make sure you don’t miss it! Great deals….open til 5pm…..and the perfect setting to spend a Sunday in!
Mono Ahn is a freelance illustrator and paper cut artist based out of Toronto Ontario, Canada. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and has lived in an artistic surrounding most of her childhood. She has inherited art passion from her grandfather who was a master hand carpenter.
She studied textile design in Korea and BAA illustration at the Sheridan College with honors. She is a fully trained interpretive illustrator specializing in children books, editorials, designs and animations. Everyday life shows up as influences in her art; music, animation, people, natural habitat and plants.
She mainly works with paper cut design and print medium (screen sprints, surface designs and stationery). Both are flexible and translate well and they are unlimited to expression. She likes working with a natural environment in a fairy tale setting; her whimsical dreamy style is full of imagination. All art pieces are done by hand, cut using a scalpel knife.
Using a surgical blade she carefully cuts extensive patterns out of single, or several pieces of paper until it renders her work of art. Mono creates greeting cards, letter size posters, framed originals and limited prints, along with custom commissioned works.
Tatiana has been a regular vendor at The Leslieville Flea since the very beginning. Her unique and handmade pouches are popular each month with our customers.
Tatiana has recently begun work on custom pillows made from vintage Hudson’s Bay Blankets. These are sure to be a big hit at the March 16th Leslieville Flea! Stop by TKD and check them out!!
First time Leslieville Flea’ers Greg and Meredith Chatelain are excited to bring their carefully picked vintage treasures to the upcoming Leslieville Flea on Sunday, March 16th. The couple are avid customers and Leslieville locals with a passion for rescuing items, and finding them a good home. They are passionate about the flea market movement, so much so they planned a trip to the iconic Brooklyn Flea this past December.
Antiquing runs in Meredith’s family, her first part time job started when she was only 10 years old as a vendor at her Mother’s craft and antique booths. Although she is now a teacher, the love for vintage finds has not escaped her over the years.
Greg loves both living and working in the Leslieville/Beaches area. You may have even spotted him on Queen Street in his authentic lamb skin parka made by Toronto’s House of Leather. He is very handy and experienced at bringing old treasures back to life.
Their mission is to share the stories of lost treasures and make them available for you to make a part of your home. Come by and say hello to Greg and Meredith at the next Leslieville Flea on March 16th!
In 2003 Cynthia Leung and David Castellan were bitten by the cacao bug and the concept of Soma chocolatemaker was born. The idea was to make great microbatch chocolate from the cacao bean and create a little world to explore and share the possibilities of chocolate. Their first space was a tiny area in the back of a defunct whisky denaturing building in the Distillery District. Armed with some vintage chocolate making gear and a whole lot of gumption they began their journey. A line of microbatch chocolate, truffles, cookies, hot chocolate and gelato soon emerged.
Fast forward to 2014- They have since moved out that beloved little space, have two shop locations and a small cacao bean factory where they clean, roast, winnow, & conch cacao beans into chocolate. Cynthia and David employ in her words ” a small group of funky and creative souls who have a blast exploring new ways to enjoy chocolate”. I would also add they are a very talented group of souls.
A visit to SOMA triggers each of our senses; the air is filled with the sweet scent of cocao, our sense of taste is led to experiment and our eye is entertained. Trained as an architect, Cynthia is in charge of the visual and does not disappoint. Their delicious SOMA birch, modeled on a branch found in her father’s backyard is a thing of beauty. With Easter just around the corner, they will be offering a limited edition of Easter eggs. Only 200 are made each year; a beautiful and exquisite gift for someone very special.
My visit ended with a shot of hocho enroute. An intense, spicy and thick beverage served like an espresso. Cynthia tells me the spicy edge pays homage to the Mayan roots of chocolate.
If you love chocolate the way I do I strongly recommend popping in to SOMA chocolatemaker at the Distillery for a hocho enroute or a milky hot chocolate to take with you to the Leslieville Flea. Chocolate and vintage…..what could be better?
See you at the next Leslieville Flea, March 16th from 10-5pm at the Fermenting cellar, 28 Distillery lane
SOMA Chocolatemaker Locations:
Distillery District- 32 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 416.815.7662
King St Location- 443 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 416.599.7662
Last week The Leslieville Flea was featured on Daytime Toronto with Host Val Cole.
A huge thank you to all the people at Rogers for making it so much fun, and mostly to our very generous vendors who lent us some fantastic items that made our segment look great!
Hands down the cutest shopper at Sunday’s Leslieville Flea was Kennedy who decided she just had to have a hat made by Johanne. Good choice Kennedy.
Not far behind in the cuteness category….Brad from Fair Judy’s sold a sled to this lovely lady from Australia. Apparently there are no sleds in Australia and that of course makes them unique…….Ah…yes…I would imagine that’s true.
On a more practical note, this bench will serve its purpose as a keeper of shoes and place for bottoms while putting on shoes. A place for everything and everything in its place . The next Leslieville Flea is just around the corner. …March 16th from 10-5pm. See you there!