SPOILER ALERT! If you like to discover your pop-ups while strolling down the city’s streets don’t read on! The rest of this post will reveal some of the city’s best upcoming pop-ups. From fashion to food, the secret’s out.
Jacflash X Cara Cheung
Jacflash (formerly of West Queen West) was a men’s and women’s boutique known for high fashion club/hipster wear (like shredded leggings, platforms, and John Lennon-esque polarized sunglasses). The store has been closed for months now, but is coming back (temporarily) in a new location and with a new partner. Cara Cheung is a Toronto-based womenswear and jewelry designer. She’s definitely homegrown. She graduated from Ryerson and had her first show at World MasterCard Fashion Week in 2012. These Toronto girls’ pop up will be on until July 21st
Martone Cycling At The Room
Martone bicycles are known for their bold colours, not just on the body of the bike, but on the wheels and wheel wells too. You know a Martone bike when you see one – it looks like it was doused with a bucket of beautiful, bright paint. The Bay will host a Martone Cycling pop in The Room at its Queen and Bay location until August 1. It’s a swanky home fit for one of the handsome-est rides on the market.
Life of Manek Fashion Truck
It’s taken Toronto a while to get food trucks on the streets, but what about fashion trucks? Life of Manek is a Dundas West clothing store that doesn’t want to wait around for shoppers to come to them. They’ve created a Fashion Truck, meaning a pop up could happen any time! Most recently the Fashion Truck made an appearance at Field Trip Music Festival, collaborating with LAB Consignment. Next up will be their Sweet Summer Soiree, at the Dundas store. RSVP here.
18 Waits Queen Street West Pop Up
This one’s for the guys – those outdoor-woodsy types. Or at least for those that want to don the duds that go with the Algonquin Park-chic look. 18 Waits is a menswear line designed for a guy’s guy, who also appreciates the style inherent in a perfectly worn-in pair of leather boots. 18 Waits will be popping up at 955 Queen Street West, near Trinity Bellwoods, July 10-13.
Philip Sparks Summer Friday Nights
Bespoke suits fit oh so nice. So check out Philip Sparks Summer Friday Night parties in July and August at Philip Sparks’s store at 162 Ossington Avenue. These weekly parties will feature a rotating roster of fashion insiders and will be co-hosted by Peroni, because shopping and sipping were made to go together.
Tori’s Bakeshop & Urban Acorn Vegan Dinner and Wine Pairing
The organic and natural bakery, Tori’s Bakeshop is must stop noushing for gluten-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free folks with a sweet tooth. To celebrate their upcoming wine bar, they’ve partnered with Urban Acorn Catering, a start-up sustainable catering company. Sip on black plum and cassis gazpacho, with tarragon crème fraiche and melon and chomp on potato & pablano croquettes with wine selections to match. The dinner is planned for July 15 and it is a ticketed event, so grab yours while they’re still available.
For more food-related pop-ups this summer, check out the list of Secret Supper Clubs in Toronto.