Local artists, artisans, and businesses from the community will be on display during the Main Squared festival’s Marketplace.

Main Squared is a free 9-day arts & community festival that will activate and explore the public square at the corner of Main Street and Danforth Avenue from August 26 to September 3, 2017. The event will feature art installations, performances, workshops and more.

See the Marketplace listings below or check the Schedule for full festival details.


Saturday, August 26 – 12-8pm

  • Pasha Authentic Turkish Cuisine
  • Serenade Jewels
  • Beit Ahtay Art
  • Sparks Rain Down
  • Chained Creativity
  • Empath School for Arts & Magic
  • Praggmatic Health
  • Mill House School of  Music
  • Desantos Premier Martial Arts
  • MiMono & Bexi
  • Fashion Bargain

Sunday, August 27, 11am-5pm

  • Pasha Authentic Turkish Cuisine
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Louisa LaBarbera Jewelry
  • Create Art Studio
  • Toronto Raccoons
  • Aunt Colyce Soul Made Products
  • Michael Dorang Potter
  • MiMono & Bexi

Saturday, September 2, 11am-4pm

  • Pasha Authentic Turkish Cuisine
  • Access Ballroom
  • Upper Beaches Music
  • Canadian Contemporary School of Art
  • TUANA Lunch&Dinner

Sunday, September 3, 12-4pm

  • Pasha Authentic Turkish Cuisine


Pasha Authentic Turkish Cuisine (Aug 26, 27 & Sept 2, 3) 
From wood-charcoal-grilled meat and fish courses, to hand-crafted pides and specialty desserts, Thorncliffe’s PASHA offers an extensive selection of dishes, served in an ambiance of warmth and authenticity. Being at the cross-roads of the Far-East, Blacksea and the Mediterranean, Turkiye has an extra privileged cuisine that is well-known for an abundance of delicious dishes. Although it is impossible to fit this glorious cuisine into one menu, PASHA’s feast-like meals are sure to impress your taste buds.

Serenade Jewels (Saturday, August 26) 
Elegant, unexpected, and eye-catching. Serenade Jewels understands how to balance the beauty of the wearer with the grace of each handmade piece.  Launched in 2009 by artist, Anna Deb, Anna’s artistry combines exquisite attention to detail with beautiful materials to create wearable works of art. No two pieces are alike. The designs range from bold and eclectic, to delicate and fanciful.


Beit Ahtay Art (Saturday, August 26) 
Selling Moroccan mint tea, quality baked goods (organic and vegan) and artwork inspired by the desert and Mediterrean. There will be photo prints, art prints and canvases for sale. All original and beautiful.



Sparks Rain Down (Saturday, August 26) 
Sparks Rain Down features cross-stitched cute animals and feminist phrases and quotes. They’ll be available as both patches and ring-framed pieces.



Chained Creativity (Saturday, August 26) 
Chained Creativity hand crafts both traditional and eclectic chain-mail jewelry, made from Canadian made and sourced recycled aluminum. They also craft custom requests right on the spot!



Empath School for Arts & Magic (Saturday, August 26) 
Empath School for Arts and Magic will be offering custom made prints, stickers, journals, and posters. Prizes will also be given out after a fun contest. All proceeds will be going towards the school.



Praggmatic Health (Saturday, August 26) 
Lauren Pragg from Praggmatic Health is a certified yoga instructor and invites participants from the audience to join in two 10-15 minute beginners yoga demonstrations at 1pm and 2pm. These demonstrations will offer a glimpse of the kind of work they offer privately or in small classes. No experience or equipment necessary!


Mill House School of  Music (Saturday, August 26) 
The Mill House School of Music is a family run music school in East Toronto. It was founded by two professional musicians and teachers who believe high quality music instruction should be available to everyone. Sign up for lessons at their tent and receive a 25% discount!


Desantos Premier Martial Arts (Saturday, August 26) 
Demonstrations at 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm. No matter your age, if you are looking for fitness, fun, self discipline, or self-defence, there is a spot for you at DeSantos Premier Martial Arts. With two convenient locations, you’ll find a place with them where you can belong.


MiMono & Bexi (August 26 & 27) 
MiMono & Bexi are SockMonkey specialists since 2009, who took an old world craft and revamped it into a style icon of our time. SockMonkeys are great travel companions, the perfect subject for photography, fashion mannequins, great gifts and loyal friends. For children 0+. Made with light and love. Handcrafted right here in Canada or whipped together around the world.

Fashion Bargain (Saturday, August 26) 
Fashion Bargain creates stylish clothing catered towards men and women. Explore the selections and find a design that is just right for you!



Sherwin Williams (Sunday, August 27)
Sherwin Williams is a global leader in providing exceptional quality paint, supplies, wallpaper and stains. With over 151 years of innovation and experience, we help bring your ideas to life.



Louisa LaBarbera Jewelry (Sunday, August 27)
Louisa LaBarbera Jewellery is all handmade using a variety of materials including semi-precious stones, Swarovski Crystal, freshwater pearls as well as a variety of found objects. Many pieces include hand hammered shapes made from sterling silver or 14kt gf adorned with various beads and charms.


Create Art Studio (Sunday, August 27)
Create Art Studio is a new creativity school at 1801 Danforth Avenue for children and adults. Opening in September 2017, Create Art Studio offers classes in visual art, an after school program, birthday parties, workshops, social events, and corporate team events.


Toronto Raccoons (Sunday, August 27)
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s impossible to ignore Toronto’s unofficial mascot. So why not invite these pesky, tenacious and somewhat adorable critters into your home or office with a 2018 Toronto Raccoons Wall Calendar! Features beautiful full-page, full-colour photos of the animal you hate to love/love to hate, along with monthly raccoon “fun facts”.

Aunt Colyce Soul Made Products (Sunday, August 27)
Aunt Colyce Soul Made Products is a skin care and self-care line that is dedicated to creating quality, mindful, intentional, soulful, conscious, and accessible creations. All of the products are handmade, vegan (unless otherwise stated), all natural, and made with fresh ingredients that are all fair trade and organic.


Michael Dorang Pottery (Sunday, August 27)
Michael Dorang has been playing with all art types his whole life but when he found clay, he found his medium. The combinations of earth, water, and fire appeal to him on a primal level. Michael creates pieces that combine form and function with playful finishes. The pottery is both beautiful and useful. All pieces are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe.


Access Ballroom (Saturday, September 2)
Access Ballroom Studio teaches Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Swing, Hustle, Waltz, Foxtrot and more. Wether you want to learn for fun, do competitions, or you just want to look good for your wedding’s 1st dance, then there is a package for you. Visit Access Ballroom Studio at the marketplace for a chance to book a free lesson.


Upper Beaches Music (Saturday, September 2)
Upper Beaches Music School joined the Main and Danforth neighbourhood in March 2017, relocating to 276 Main Street (at Stephenson). The music school provides musical instruction in cello, violin, voice, and piano to students ages 4 and up. With a burgeoning Suzuki violin and cello program, group classes for kids and adults, and private lessons, there is a class to inspire the love of music in even the tiniest musician. Free trial lessons are available for all who inquire.

Canadian Contemporary School of Art (Saturday, September 2)
The Canadian Contemporary School of Art will be hosting an Arts tent for kids, teens, and adults! We will have a variety of paints and materials to customize and decorate cutout fish with a variety of different designs and patterns. Individuals of all ages can experiment with paint, glitter, and string to make their own world under the sea. (Saturday, September 2) is a friendly spot to sip the best coffee in the ‘hood while browsing an eclectic assortment of records and books. Join them at the Main Squared festival for a cup of their fair trade coffee (hot or cold) and listen to some 70’s and 80’s classics on vinyl.


TUANA Lunch&Dinner (Saturday, September 2)
A family-owned company, TUANA Lunch&Dinner offers traditional Turkish delicacies to its customers in a friendly and laid-back environment at its restaurant located at 2825 Danforth Avenue. Visit their tent at the Main Squared festival for delicious vegetarian food and dessert options.


Main Squared is presented by East End Arts, and is a Cultural Hotspot Signature project in partnership with the City of Toronto. Contemporary art projects curated by Labspace Studio.



Main Squared is made possible by the generous support of Partners, Sponsors and Funders. Thank you to: