Collective Artisan Market

Location: 2241 Dundas St W, Toronto

 

We’ve transformed the ground floor of our building into a retail space for local artisans, designers, and small-scale manufacturers. We’re celebrating #ShopLocal and #MadeInCanada as coworking for physical goods where makers collaborate.

The basement of our building is workspace for our artisans, where the collaboration happens, where art is made, and where we prove that shopping local supports local artisans.

 

Market hours are:

  • Tue to Fri: 12:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Sat and Sun: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Mon: closed

 

We opened Aug 4, 2015 and currently have these resident artisans offering a wide range of handmade goods for sale in the market:

Books and CDs by:

Looking for a Private Shopping Experience? Book the market for a private event for a birthday, bridal shower, or just for a fun night with friends. Each PSE can be up to 2hrs, must be after regular hours, and the contact person guarantees a $100 minimum in sales with a deposit that is refunded once the pre-tax tally reaches the minimum. Book a PSE at market@camaraderie.ca

 

FOR ARTISANS:

Are you a maker and want to sell your things in the market? We are accepting applications from artisans and will curate a diverse range of products in the store.

Membership at the artisan market includes:

  • Workspace in the basement to make or assemble your products
  • Dedicated retail space for your products, 1500sqft of retail space, starting with brick walls as a backdrop to your products
  • Staff on hand at all times means that we’ll staff the store so you don’t have to, and will sell, assist, process payments, and package purchases for our happy customers
  • Inventory management offers you you control of your products in the store at any given time – if you sell it online, just let us know and we’ll pull it from our shelves for you to pick up and ship out (or have your customer pick up at the store)
  • Photo by Rachel Young

    Photo by Rachel Young

    Daily sales report - we’ll send you a daily e-mail letting you know you’ve had sales, so you always know the status of your products

  • Marketing and social media support for all members includes a growing social media following, a separate mailing list for retail promotions, and advertising to build awareness and drive traffic to the store
  • Mailing address for your business so that you can stop using your home for business purposes
  • the best for last: NO COMMISSIONS - we won’t take a percentage from your sales

The basement is rough and raw production space to create your wares. Get messy if you need to! Collaboration is encouraged and you’ll be surprised who and how you can collaborate with other artisan members. Wordworking, metalwork, painting, sewing, baking – whatever you need to do to make you products, the space is there. We can also use this space for product shoots. There is an additional  charge for the use of the basement.

Photo by  Kathleen Beaulieu

Photo by Kathleen Beaulieu

Membership is a monthly fee of $200+HST. Memberships start with first and last, and then go month to month thereafter. You can decide at any time to end your membership and withdraw from the market.

We will determine the display space for your products based on the size of your products. We’ll put jewelry in a cabinet, clothing on racks, pottery on shelving, and refurbished furniture on the floor, etc.

We invite you to apply for membership at http://bit.ly/cArtisanMarketApplication  or send an e-mail to info@artisanmarket.ca