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The 2nd Bunz Flea Market

News & Events | Written on December 15, 2016

We have all done it – purchased an item and realized a moment too late that we shouldn’t have.  Think back to that deal that was just too good to pass up; I mean, you’ve never cooked a day in your life but the price of that mixer would make a chef out of anyone, right? Or what about those Black Friday savings that left you with two appliances a piece when your condo could barely accommodate one. Sure, you can always just give away things that you don’t need, or you can try to sell them to someone in our city or, alternatively, you could exchange them for something that you actually want or need. That, in essence, is the story behind bunz.com. It’s an online platform for trading goods or services…and it’s all the rage in Toronto. Give away all that neat stuff that you simply don’t need or have no use for and get stuff that you do need, or get a service done in exchange!

Photo from Facebook via Alanna Matysek

Photo from Facebook via Alanna Matysek

If you haven’t yet checked out the Bunz website, you’ll be able to do one better on December 20th. Fresh off the success of their first-ever Bunz Flea Market in October of this year, Bunz is hosting their 2nd Flea Market on Tuesday, right in our area at the Gladstone Hotel. Pretty awesome, right? There’ll be vendors on site who will accept a good trade for items and there’ll also be lots of vendors who will also accept cash in exchange for goods. That translates to lots of great shopping options. The concept behind Bunz is a great one and it will be really convenient to experience it in person, a short 10-minute commute away at the Gladstone Hotel.

Photo from BlogTO

Photo from BlogTO

So, here’s a peek at what you can expect. This special holiday edition of the Bunz Flea Market will begin at 7:00pm on Tuesday, December 20 and continue until 1:00am. There’ll be no need to rearrange your work schedule since you’ll have plenty of time after you arrive home to your Liberty Central By The Lake condo (or your home in Liberty Village) to head to yoga, grab something to eat and then head over to the Gladstone Hotel. There’ll be fantastic vendors onsite with an array of unique items, including:

Priestess by Chelsea Jamieson – Jewellery

Prickly Cactus Collage – Stationery, Collages and Tchotchkes

Lumos and Nox – Jewellery and Apparel

Plaid Raspberries – Jewellery, Apparel, Accessories and Toys

The Otter Potter – Décor (Pottery), Handmade ceramic jewellery

Field Guide Botanicals – All-natural Perfumes, Essential Oils

Gluten Free Goodies – Gluten Free Baked Goods

Drop Dead Candles – Housewares, Bath items

Sir Winston’s Products – Crafts, Beauty Products

UGH co – Apparel and Accessories

Rambo Bambino – Handmade T-Shirts

Running Fox – Handcrafted Jewellery

Dot Scott Studio – Art

Malty and Hoppy Delicacy – Beers and Craft Brews

The Gonq Press – Stationery, Accessories

Cabin 416 – All-natural Skin Care Products

Frivilous Fox – Stationery, Décor, Accessories

InchxInch – Handmade Jewellery

Thistle and Bee – Jewellery

Jennifer Rong Designs – Décor

Coven – Handcrafted Jewellery

Gwashali – Handcrafted Jewellery

Thread and Bark – Handcrafted Decor

We’re just going to go ahead and say what we know you’re thinking: there will be a whole lot of awesomeness happening at the Bunz Flea Market! In addition to a host of incredible artisans and vendors, Alicia Andrade will also be onsite with delicious cookies for sale. There will be no dull moments at this night market since there will also be DJs mixing throughout the night. Hot chocolate will be available, in addition to gift wrapping services!

Red Door

The Bunz Flea Market also comes with a great helping of charitable giving. Visitors will be able to contribute to a fundraising initiative to help send children to school in India. Ingrid Gayle and her daughter will be selling paintings, that are created by her daughter, with proceeds going to this cause.  Event organizers will also be collecting items in the following categories for donations to the Red Door Family Shelter: Winterwear, Toiletries, Kitchen Items, Bed and Bath Items, Baby Products and Items for Teens. For additional details on the types of items being accepted, check out this Bunz Flea Facebook post.

The 2nd edition of the Bunz Flea Market is a great place to get great, original items and to do your final holiday shopping (for others or for yourself).  You won’t want to miss the cool, indoor market. We certainly won’t!


Written by L. D. Moore