FOUND AT THE LESLIEVILLE FLEA AT ASHBRIDGE ESTATE

Even with rain in the forecast, nothing could stop the excitement of The Leslieville Flea. The sun came out and patrons of the Leslieville Flea were treated to a perfect day for treasure hunting.

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James A.K.A Flash showed off his brand new cape from Joanie Loves. This cape was handmade with love using repurposed fabric and clothing. Thanks for keeping us safe Flash!

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This interesting find, purchased by Jay and his wife, is a vintage rope pulley. Once upon a time, this pulley would have most likely been used on a sailboat. Jay scavenged this awesome piece from The Modern Rust.

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Pictured here we have Julie and Mason with a collection of their finds from The Leslieville Flea. The beautiful vintage globe is from Lulu and Lolie, while the handsome trunk is from Bragg and Bee.

Thank you to everyone who attended The Leslieville Flea this past Sunday at Ashbridge Estate. We hope you all had a fantastic day.

The next Leslieville Flea will be held at Harbourfront Centre Exhibition Common on August 3rd.

We look forward to seeing you there!

www.leslievilleflea.com

EVENT DETAILS
THE WRAP PARTY FOR The Gardiner Museum’s SCENE ON THE PLAZA SERIES!
Art Inside, Party Outside.

BRITISH INVASION ON THE PLAZA
Friday July 25, 2014, 6 - 10 pm
with DJ Carly Ogonek & DJ Katie Lavoie
19+ | Cash Bar
BUY TICKETS NOW! @  patricia@gardinermuseum.com

IN ADVANCE: $15 GENERAL | $12 GARDINER MEMBERS
AT THE DOOR: $20 GENERAL | $15 GARDINER MEMBERS
Tickets include admission to the Gardiner Museum and the special exhibition Camp Fires
Series finale! DJ Katie Lavoie and DJ Carly Ogonek provide a unique ‘Swinging London’ mod style shindig, spinning an all-vinyl set of Soul, Garage and Brit-Pop. Cover includes access to ALL the Gardiner’s galleries.
Dress Code: Creative after-five. Mod + mini-skirts recommended.
Check out the mix: http://www.dragontape.com/#!/6505460916027392

Beer Sponsor: Steam Whistle Pilsner
Wine Sponsor: Southbrook Vineyards
Event Partner: à la Carte Kitchen Inc
 Event Partner: DO RIGHT! Music
For more info please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1488848294683923/?fref=ts

EVENT DETAILS

THE WRAP PARTY FOR The Gardiner Museum’s SCENE ON THE PLAZA SERIES!

Art Inside, Party Outside.

BRITISH INVASION ON THE PLAZA

Friday July 25, 2014, 6 - 10 pm

with DJ Carly Ogonek & DJ Katie Lavoie

19+ | Cash Bar

BUY TICKETS NOW! @  patricia@gardinermuseum.com

IN ADVANCE: $15 GENERAL | $12 GARDINER MEMBERS

AT THE DOOR: $20 GENERAL | $15 GARDINER MEMBERS

Tickets include admission to the Gardiner Museum and the special exhibition Camp Fires

Series finale! DJ Katie Lavoie and DJ Carly Ogonek provide a unique ‘Swinging London’ mod style shindig, spinning an all-vinyl set of Soul, Garage and Brit-Pop. Cover includes access to ALL the Gardiner’s galleries.

Dress Code: Creative after-five. Mod + mini-skirts recommended.

Check out the mix: http://www.dragontape.com/#!/6505460916027392

Beer Sponsor: Steam Whistle Pilsner

Wine Sponsor: Southbrook Vineyards

Event Partner: à la Carte Kitchen Inc

Event Partner: DO RIGHT! Music

For more info please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1488848294683923/?fref=ts

This Sunday The Leslieville Flea is back in the ‘hood. Come check out the @leslievilleflea and our neighbour friends @LeslieMarket…one stop shopping for everthing from vintage to veggies, produce to repurposed! Food and beer, treasures and beautiful weather…where else would you be?
www.leslievilleflea.com (at ashbridge estate 1444 Queen St. East Across from streetcar yards)

This Sunday The Leslieville Flea is back in the ‘hood. Come check out the @leslievilleflea and our neighbour friends @LeslieMarket…one stop shopping for everthing from vintage to veggies, produce to repurposed! Food and beer, treasures and beautiful weather…where else would you be?
www.leslievilleflea.com (at ashbridge estate 1444 Queen St. East Across from streetcar yards)

Come meet vendors old and new and while away the day sipping on beer, munching on snacks and treasure hunting to your hearts content! Please stop by and visit our neighbours @LeslieMarket for fresh goodness! (at ashbridge estate 1444 Queen St. East Across from streetcar yards)

Come meet vendors old and new and while away the day sipping on beer, munching on snacks and treasure hunting to your hearts content! Please stop by and visit our neighbours @LeslieMarket for fresh goodness! (at ashbridge estate 1444 Queen St. East Across from streetcar yards)

NEW VENDORS FOR THE JULY FLEA AT ASHBRIDGE ESTATE!!

NEW VENDORS FOR THE JULY FLEA AT ASHBRIDGE ESTATE!!

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So many new vendors and great new things happening this month at The Leslieville Flea at Ashbridge Estate this Sunday, July 2oth from 10am-5pm!!

Local Leslieville Cafe… Voulez-Vous…will be joining us and providing us with some Sunday morning coffee & pastries. They will also be serving up some amazing sandwiches throughout the day to keep you fueled while you shop the Flea.
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Indie Alehouse is back with us again pouring a selection of delicious beer from their brewery…and they will also be serving up a tasty sausage on a bun, with house made toppings for you to enjoy.

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Also joining us this month at Ashbridge Estate will be zipcar - wheels when you want them!  You can talk to a rep about this car sharing company and find out how to sign up.

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We are super excited to welcome Sharon from Coquette Studios who will be at the Flea selling bouquets of flowers you can take to a friends house as a great hostess gift…or just take home some for yourself….nothing beats fresh flowers in your house!  Sharon tells us a bit about what launched her shop:

Inspired by nature and it’s everchanging seasons, Coquette Studios specializes in custom floral bouquets and arrangements to add some beauty to your day.
Coquette Studios grew out of a love for nature, design and most of all flowers! Starting at garden centres my career with plants led me to meet a florist who trained me in all aspects of floral design. After working at some of Toronto’s top flower shops for over 10 years I took a step out on my own and started what has grown from an event studio to a full flower shop located on Queen street east in the beach!
Whenever possible I source flowers from local farmers and growers and early  morning trips to the food terminal help fill my store with lush seasonal blooms and plants! At the Leslieville Flea in July we will be featuring local dahlias and orchid plants to bring some beauty to your day and hope to see you there!

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Stop by and see them at the Leslieville Flea for locally grown mixes of seasonal blooms and orchid plants.

Wild Child’s Kitchen is back again this month with their delicious fruit pops and they will also bringing a delicious & healthy snack to the Flea: Guacamole & Corn Tortillas (gluten free).
Made fresh with avocados and house-made salsa and the option of smoky morita chilli sauce.
We’re keeping it simple, fun and flavourful!
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Lots to check out this month at the Leslieville Flea at Ashbridge Estate…1444 Queen Street East, near Greenwood and the streetcar yards…from 10am-5pm…see ya there!

 

Everything Old Is New Again At The Leslieville Flea

                                       

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                                    BY DAVID DUNKELMAN

Everything Old Is New Again At The Leslieville Flea

Jul 14, 2014


 

The Leslieville Flea is not your grandmothers flea market. To be sure the Leslieville Flea offers visitors the traditional cornucopia of antiques and vintage items that you would expect to find at a flea market but at the Leslieville Flea there is more including: one-of-kind artisans, and crafts and food vendors that all together add a certain spice and joy de verve to the flea market experience.

The Leslieville Flea Market was founded one year ago by co-founders Brigid Elmy and Chris Roberts. In a short period of time the Leslieville Flea has carved out a reputation as a must visit market for finding unique hand crafted and repurposed items as well as antiques and vintage items. Meaghan Newberry of the Leslieville Flea explains: “My personal favorites are the items that have been repurposed into something else. For instance you may find an amazing coffee table made from scrapped pallets and 150 year old salvaged barn slats that require an enormous amount of imagination and talent. However it is hard to play favorites when you speak to those vendors who specialize in retro or antiques. They truly travel the ends of the earth to find that perfect, rare piece!  And every piece has a story!”

The next Leslieville Flea will take place on July 20th at the Ashbridge Estate an Ontario Heritage Trust property located at 1444 Queen Street East where the Leslieville and The Beach neighbourhoods intersect. This event will feature more than 50 vendors showcasing everything from salvaged goods, upcycled furniture and vintage fashions to antiques, collectables and yummy food vendors. The Leslieville Flea vendors are true artisans and they are known for their friendliness.

Newberry offers the following words on what you might expect on your visit to the Leslieville Flea. “At the end of the day you will have had an opportunity to find one-of-kind items that you can feel especially good about purchasing, knowing that you are helping the environment by supporting vendors who rescue items, bring them back to life and make them useful again! You will also be supporting small local businesses.” 

For more information on the Leslieville Flea visit their website www.LeslievilleFlea.com

UPSTYLING- A REMAKE OF MAURA GRIERSON’S LESLIEVILLE HOME

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The Leslieville Flea recently had an opportunity to follow up with Maura Grierson and designer Eve Weinberg on the remake of Maura’s Leslieville home.  Lovers of vintage and design…read on!

Like any design enthusiast, home owner Maura Grierson, Leslieville resident, actress and morning radio host on 99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto, came to this project with an array of ideas and the additional challenge of how to prioritize her dreams. Working with designer Eve Weinberg gave her a fresh perspective on how she could realize her design desires by staying focused on the few items that would have the largest impact on the entire main floor creating a structured path to that goal.

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Eve; A primary goal for the entrance was to provide functionality and give a sense of drama ….something aligned with its owners’ elegant yet quirky sense of style!

Maura; the entrance was previously a forgotten space that was becoming a war zone full of shoes, coats and bags. The bench is great because everything has a home now, even my toosh has a spot for slipping on my shoes in comfort! The door knobs on the wall keep the hall looking funky yet civilized. But my absolute favourite is the industrial cabinet which was installed as a floating storage unit. Keys, mail, gloves….it all goes there….and after I told Eve the vintage mirror was a prized possession of my late father’s; she made it a beautiful focal point. And who would’ve thought an industrial paint funnel could turn into such a chic light fixture? It’s truly one of a kind.

Leslieville Flea; The benches, cabinet, door knobs and lighting fixture….They are all from the Leslieville Flea?

Maura; Yes

Leslieville Flea;  and the stripes? A bold move!

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Maura; The space between the entrance and the rest of house previously felt like a dead zone and was definitely on my wish list of things to address.

Eve; The first time I walked in to Maura’s house I was immediately struck by the high ceilings and the concept of an arbor somehow embracing that void came to me. The stripes followed very quickly behind!

Maura; I was initially a little reticent about the stripes. I think anytime you do something bold on the ceiling, something that I’ve never seen done before, you get a little nervous about the commitment…I actually called Eve the night before the painter began for a little design (anxiety) counseling…..Eventually I had to just let go and trust….

Leslieville Flea; And now?

Maura; I love it! My biggest fear was that the stripes would over power everything else in the room, but somehow the stripes let everything else do the talking. People notice my painting first, then the stripes. It seems to be almost structural at certain angles, like they’ve always been there. The room now feels much larger and the hallway has become a part of the dining area.

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Leslieville Flea; The stripes are spectacular…..and the dining room….

Eve;  The dining room previously felt like it was on display and very open. It now feels connected to the rest of the house and yet cozier. It has a sense of enveloping its inhabitants…

Maura; Agreed!  Agreed! We added more picture frames, found during the Leslieville Flea shopping excursion”. Everyone who sits at the table wants to sit under the stripes. I get first dibs, of course…..

Eve; Finding frames was definitely the fun and easy part of our search. With any new client there is always that uncovering of a person’s underlying style, one that may not be evident by their current surroundings. With Maura there wasn’t a need for guessing, her style speaks clearly on its own. The fun was in embellishing the environment just enough to support the eclectic vibe she already had. By adding lighting, texture and function we’ve given the home a sense of flow and balance as well. As a designer one of the biggest complements paid to me is when people come in for the first time in a while and don’t notice what you’ve done; just that it feels right.

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Leslieville Flea; Before we get to the living room I just have to ask you about this funky little console and chalkboard wall….

Maura; I always wanted to do a chalkboard wall and Eve suggested the wall under the staircase would be an ideal spot. I had fun creating my own cow stencil and love to put the dinner menu up on the board before parties. And the console…….an impulsive purchase made at the Leslieville Flea. We weren’t quite sure where it would end up but Eve was confident we would have a spot for it. Once it came in the house we knew that was it. The black chalkboard sets off the rustic tones of the wood beautifully!

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Leslieville Flea; and your biggest splurge?

Maura; Without question; the Wonderwall reclaimed wood paneling. One of the biggest issues I had was that I loved all of Eve’s ideas, and wanted to do them all! Eve was great a focusing me in on what needed to happen to make the space function, and then gave a few ideas on how I could make a big impact on a budget. That’s why we went with the stripes in the front hall, because paint is cheap. The wood wall was my one and only splurge. Eve drew up a design that showed me how it would look in the living room and I was sold. The texture of the wood is awesome. It’s all reclaimed pieces that would’ve been in a land fill if no one saw their beauty. I can’t believe how more warm and inviting it’s made the living room, and now my painting just pops!

Eve; I had recently attended the IIDEX show where these wood panels were on display for the first time. Wonderwall is made by a Dutch company and manufactured where the resources are found locally. There are several designs, each with unique scale and texture. We rendered our top 3 choices onto a photo and invited followers to vote on their preferred texture. I think the results speak for themselves. The wall also provides a double added benefit of sound insulation from their neighbors’ and good sound absorption from their system directly across the room.

Ultimately I feel we accomplished a large impact for a relatively modest design budget. Matt and Maura are thrilled with their new home and their new adorable family addition, Jerry the cat.

Leslieville Flea; Thanks Eve, Maura.

I look forward to seeing both of you at the Leslieville Flea. We will be at Ashbridge Estate in Leslieville, 1444 Queen Street East on Sunday, July 20th and Harbourfront center on Sunday, August 3rd.  For more details and to visit our online shopping and auction go to www.leslievilleflea.com

The thrill of the hunt never gets old!

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Checkout the Previous Episodes of Maura’s Home Transformation by clicking below:

SEE EPISODE 1: A match made in Design Heaven – Maura Grierson Reinvents her Leslie…

SEE EPISODE 2: Take a Journey to the LeslievilleFlea with Maura Grierson, Virgin R…

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A special thank you to all of the amazing businesses who helped make this transformation possible:

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Photo Credits:

Photo by: Nanne Springer Photography nannespringer.com Before & After Photos by: Andrew Fishman ~ VL