Antique Furniture Shows

Heritage Monthly Antique Market
Heritage Monthly Antique Market

There’s no doubt that Toronto is a city with one of the highest concentration of antique furniture stores in Canada. Most of these stores have wide selections of beautiful, high-quality furniture and accessories. However, the problem, is that they’re often hidden and people who haven’t been collecting antiques for several years don’t know that they exist. Luckily, a huge number of antique furniture shows are held annually at malls, markets, and other crowded places where antique furniture stores can promote themselves. There isn’t a better place for both beginner and experienced antique collectors to learn something new about antiques. Let’s have a look at the most popular annual antiques shows that take place in Toronto.

Heritage Antique Shows

Heritage Antique Shows is a Toronto-based company that was established in 1976 by Paul Zammit. It has been producing quality antique shows throughout the GTA, concentrating mostly on single-day shows. Last year, Heritage presented 19 single-day shows and one three-day show in Toronto.

Heritage Antique Market

6464 Yonge St.

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Heritage Antique Market

The Heritage Antique Market, Toronto’s longest-running antique show and sale, is now celebrating its 33rd year. It’s held at the Centerpoint Mall located on the corner of Yonge and Steeles. More than 65 selected Canadian antique dealers present their treasures on all Canadian statutory holidays. The show displays period and decorative furniture, antique jewellery, European and American art glass, British and American pottery, paintings, porcelains, collectibles, china, and silver. The show is open from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. There are no entrance fees, and parking is free.

Heritage Monthly Antique Market

Dundas St. & Hwy 427, Etobicoke

Cloverdale Mall changes into an antique furniture paradise on one Sunday each month. Collectors, shoppers, and designers from across Ontario and Quebec meet here to share their best pieces and knowledge and to enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this event. You can find all kinds of antique pieces here, from the oldest 19th-century Georgian and Victorian designs to the vintage styles of the 1950s and 1960s. Opening hours are from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and you won’t have to pay for admission or parking.

Toronto’s Premier Antique Show

255 Front St. West

Torontos Premier Antique Show
Torontos Premier Antique Show

The 2012 Toronto’s Premier Antique Show will be held on October 26th, 27th, and 28th at the Metro Convention Centre. 

Update: Unfortunately, 2012 Premier Antique Show has just been cancelled for this year due to an unforeseen conflict with the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

This exclusive, three-day event is well stocked with furniture, fine art paintings, fancy dishes, antique tools, sporting tools, coins, and much more. More than 40 dealers from Ontario and Quebec, many of whom are members of the Canadian Antique Dealers’ Association, will exhibit exquisite pieces of all styles from all periods. The show is held on the weekend and in the same building as the International Art Fair so that visitors can enjoy a whole day full of history, art, and beauty.

Antiques at Sheridan Centre

2225 Erin Mills Pky, Mississauga

The Sheridan Centre is home to another show from Heritage Antiques. About 30 dealers from all over Ontario and Quebec display their collections, focusing mostly on antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothing and accessories, vintage jewellery, and home décor. The atmosphere at the Sheraton Centre during these four warm summer days packed with antiques is great. Admission and parking are free, and exhibition hours are the same as the mall’s normal opening hours.

Elora Spring Antique Show

Elora Community Centre, 60 David Street W., Elora

Hours: Saturday, 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Sunday, 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Admission: adults $7.00, children under 13 free

Elora Spring Antique Show
Elora Spring Antique Show

For more than 20 years, Elora Community Centre has hosted the most prominent annual antique show in Western Ontario. The April antique show displays the best pieces of 55 dealer experts. The Elora Spring Antique Show is not just an ordinary exhibition; it includes a very popular feature, an Antiques ID clinic with Janet Carlile. Janet is an independent and accredited antiques valuer and appraiser with 30 years of international experience gained with premier auction houses both in Europe and North America. Just bring your treasures and heirlooms and Janet will tell you the true story about what you have. If you want to spend a nice April day with your family, take a trip to Elora and enjoy the antique show as well as the beautiful natural scenery around the town.

Gadsden’s Midsummer Antique Expo

Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton

Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Admission: $10.00, children 12 and under no charge

Southern Ontario’s newest outdoor antiques show takes place in the middle of summer. Country Heritage Park is an ideal place for antique exhibition. Visitors of the exhibition also have access to this interactive heritage park illustrating rural Ontario life going back 170 years. So when you get tired of antique furniture, collectibles, retro design, or mirrors, you can have a look at an outstanding collection of antique tractors, steam engines, farm equipment, heritage buildings, and rural life artifacts.

The Muskoka Antique Show

Port Carling, Ontario

Hours: Friday: 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Sunday: 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Admission: Opening night $10.00, Saturday and Sunday $6.00, children under 13 free

The Muskoka Antique Show
The Muskoka Antique Show

The Muskoka Antique Show is attended every year by approximately 40 dealers from across Canada. The range of displayed items is really wide, including furniture of various styles and periods, military collectibles, post cards, old fishing lures, vintage toys, vintage fashion and accessories, scientific instruments, kitchen and garden items, fine art, and much more. The 31st annual show will be held from July 20th to 22nd, so if you want to find some hidden antique gems, plan to attend on these days.

Oakville Antique Show

St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre 1280 Dundas St. W, Oakville

Hours: Saturday 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Sunday 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Admission: adults $7.00, children under 13 free

Oakville Antique Show
Oakville Antique Show

Every November, antique lovers from all over Ontario gather in Oakville’s spacious and modern St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre to admire some of the finest antique items in the region. The Oakville Antique Show excels both in the quality and variety of its exhibited items. Browsing through different selections displayed in the St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre is like walking through time.

Thornbury Winter Antique Show

22 Louisa St East, Thornbury

Hours: Saturday 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Sunday 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Admission: adults $5.00, children free

Thornbury Winter Antique Show
Thornbury Winter Antique Show

The Thornbury Winter/Summer Antique Show, which takes place in the Beaver Valley Community Centre in the charming village of Thornbury, is celebrating its 22nd year. Art Glass Studio & Antiques, also known as FineArtandAntiques.ca, has invited the best known antique dealers from the region to display their most interesting, unique, and wonderful pieces. The antique merchandise includes: exquisite antique and Victorian jewellery, vintage watches, pressed glass and goblets, pottery and porcelain items, dolls and toys, clocks, depression glass, silver and silver plate, antique Persian rugs, art deco artifacts, and country pine and oak furniture together with more sophisticated styles of furnishings. The show takes place in March and August.

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October 15, 2012 at 7:50 am
David Zammit says:

Hi Jamie. Unfortunately, our Premier Antique Show has just been cancelled for this year due to an unforeseen conflict with the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you can, please make a note of this on your website. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Regards,

David Zammit
Heritage Antique Shows

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