Junction store offering homemade Valentine’s Day gifts from over 60 artisans

Makers Market window
The window at Makers market promotes Valentine's Day products by local artisans. Wen Huang/Toronto Observer

Maker’s Market is a gift store in the Junction that encourages Torontonians to support local vendors and small businesses — a place where vendors earn 100 per cent of their sales.

As one of the artisans using the outlet, Kimberly-Ann Skory, owner of Royal Pumpkin, says she is grateful for Maker’s Market as it helps increase sales of her homemade soap with its curbside pickup program.

“The people there are fantastic because they have wonderful window displays that showcase all the vendors and constantly on social media advertising for us,” Skory said..

The store at 3124 Dundas St. W. has become quite known to the community, she says.

The windows are currently displaying homemade gifts in preparation for the Valentine’s Day rush. It can be ordered by a simple knock on the window glass.

The items are all homemade by artisans from the Junction and across Ontario — with a wide selection from more than 60 different vendors.

The store was opened last September by owner Kendra Sartorelli and her husband.

“We encourage people to shop local for their Valentine’s day gift and support small businesses and local artisans,” Sartorelli says. “The retail shops are all closed right now, so one way we try to help customers and vendors is by offering curbside pickup.”

Marker Market is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Posted: Feb 2 2021 1:52 pm
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