Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Enter our CONTEST for Toronto's upcoming Vintage Show and Antique Market!


Toronto Vintage Clothing Show &
Toronto Antique & Vintage Market 

Saturday March 7 - Sunday March 8, 2015
Exhibition Place, Toronto

It’s a match made in heaven for lovers of everything retro, vintage and antique as two of Toronto’s largest shows announce that they are moving in together.  For two adrenalin-fuelled days, shoppers can discover an amazing array of one-of-a-kind vintage and retro clothing at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show and explore a treasure trove of hand-picked antique and vintage decor at the Toronto Antique & Vintage MarketTwo separate shows, but under one roof and just one admission fee.

Toronto Vintage Society is happy to announce that we will be holding an online contest from Wednesday, February 25th until Wednesday, March 4th to win a $50 Gift Certificate to use at the show OR a pair of weekend passes for the show!

To ENTER click here:

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The Toronto Vintage Society itself, is no stranger to the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show! In 2014 we worked closely with the show to help bring what they created in Ottawa to the Toronto scene.  Having already many smaller shopping events, we knew that Toronto would be able to bring the shoppers to the event, but what we needed was an event of this magnitude! The show was also a huge catalyst for our own Toronto presence. Using it as a opportunity to showcase what we do, last March we had our own booth to harness new fans and show the city that we take vintage VERY seriously.

There was also lots of live tweeting our unique finds...and discovering Toronto's fashionable vintage people!

Here is a small collection of vendors that you can expect to see at the show!


Iconic vintage costume jewelery retailer, the Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection has announced plans to hold their first ever spring-cleaning event, which will be held at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show. This is a rare and exceptional opportunity for vintage fashion lovers to discover some amazing treasures including bags, brooches, necklaces, earrings, cufflinks and rings. The entire collection is over 20,000 pieces and is sold in retail locations around the world including Dubai, London, Tokyo, Chicago and Toronto.


Making a rare appearance is one of North America’s foremost experts on vintage Chanel purses, Cyndee Lavoie, owner of Chanel Touch.  Lavoie states “We can offer a pre-owned classic bag that is in excellent or better condition for generally 50-60% off the original retail price.  This is a substantial savings”. Savvy shoppers can shop with confidence knowing that the authenticity of all of her vintage Chanel purses are unconditionally guaranteed. 


Toronto’s vintage clothing specialist The Ian Drummond Collection will be on the show floor with a huge offering of exceptional garments.  The collection is noted for its vast inventory of authentic vintage clothing and provides wardrobe for Hollywood movies such as ChicagoThe Aviator and Capote.


Ottawa’s Primetime is one of Canada’s fastest growing vintage fashion vendors. Sourcing much of their inventory south of the border, owner Judy Grummich notes “Out of all my dresses that I have sold, by far, the most popular has been the party dress with the cinched in waist and flared skirt a la Audrey Hepburn.  This style of dress is a favorite of both the very traditional vintage follower as well as the edgy, over the top, fashion-forward collector with body piercings, blue hair etcetera!”


Andrew Zegers, host of the television show Extreme Collectors will be participating. Andrew’s company, Zegers Design is one of Canada’s premiere sources for mid-century modern.  Mid century modern refers, in part, to designs in furnishings from the middle of the 20th century. Knoll explains, “Yes it is a bona fide design movement – but the way I describe it is a little less scholarly!  Think of a picture of the Las Vegas ’Rat Pack’ - Sammy, Dean, Frank and Joey- hanging out at 50’s era home – that d├ęcor is likely to be mid century modern”!

Its going to be a very exciting weekend for Toronto's vintage and antique lovers!

We hope to see you there!

Saturday March 7, 2015 10am-5pm 
Sunday March 8, 2015 10am-4pm
Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto ON
Admission: $10.  Discount pass available online at
Entrance includes admission to BOTH shows

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Your VINTAGE WEEKEND Roundup! Feb 19th – Feb 22nd!

Do you know how we know spring can't be too far away??

The MAD MEN promos have begun!!

 That is our cue to tell you to... 

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 4th! 

We have something fun planned for you!!

In the mean is how you will stay warm this weekend!

THURSDAY, Feb 19th:
6pm – Hookerson-Blough Auction (antiques/vintage) at mrs. huizenga
7pm - Toronto Blues Revival: Dance and Music History at 155 Dalhousie St
7pm – Waltz Dance Party at Dovercourt House
8pm – The Object Lesson (play) at Harbourfront Centre
8pm – Live Blues and Dancing at Monarchs Pub

FRIDAY, Feb 20th:
5:3p – The Straight Eights (RnR/Rockabilly) at Castro's Lounge
6pm – Rockabilly with DJ Catwoman CIUT 89.5 FM
8pm – Murder at the Burlesque E.2 at The Social Capital Theatre
8pm – The Object Lesson (play) at Harbourfront Centre
9pm – Record Party with DJ I Hate You Rob (60s/70s) at Castro's Lounge
9pm – Frisky Fridays (burlesque) at Cherry Cola's Rock 'n' Rolla Cabaret & Lounge
9pm - Toronto Blues Dances: Third Friday at 805 Dovercourt
9pm - The Dreamboats [50s/60s Pop & Rock] with DJ Misty at Junction City Music Hall
10p - Rebel Hop (60s/ska/funk/reggae) at The Piston

SATURDAY, Feb 21st:
11a - Bellwoods Flea (antiques/vintage/handmade) at 831 Dundas St W
1pm – Rockabilly Radio Show on Whistle Radio 102.7 FM
3pm - Vinyl from the Crypt (vintage vinyl) on CIUT 89.5
4pm - Happy Pals (jazz) at Grossman's Tavern
6pm – The Cosmotnones (rockabilly) at Castro’s Lounge
7pm – Saturday Night Swing: Combo Royale (swing/jazz)at Dovercourt House
8pm – The Object Lesson (play) at Harbourfront Centre
10p - Shake, Rattle and Roll (50s/60s)at Clintons
10p - Shake-A-Tail (50s/60s)at Sneaky Dee's
10p – Peeler’s Playhouse with Luau or Die at Junction City Music Hall
10p - RetroRoadShow: I love Retro (80s/90s) at Dovercourt House

SUNDAY, Feb 22nd:
6am - Sunday Antique Market at St Lawrence Market
10a - The Leslieville Flea (antiques/vintage/handmade) at The Distillery District
10a – Antique Market at Cloverdale Mall
10a – TO Postcard Club Annual Show (ephemera) at Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
4pm – Roots and Branches (swingbilly) at Cadillac Lounge
4pm - New Orleans Connection All Stars at Grossman's Tavern
4pm – Alistair Christl Trio at The Duke
5pm – Little peter and the Elegants : Sunday Dance at W. Churchill Leg Br 3
7.3p – The Burlesque Oscars at Revival Bar
8pm – The Object Lesson (play) at Harbourfront Centre
9pm - Watch This Sound (rare vintage vinyl) at Castro's Lounge
9pm - Sinful Sundays at Cherry Cola's

As always...please forward on any other event information!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


So much going on this weekend!  Friday the 13th (if that is your thing)...valentines day (if that is your thing)...and a Long weekend (that is everyone's thing!!)

What ever your "thing" enjoy it!

   THURSDAY, Feb 12th:
     7.3pm - Marilyn Forever Blonde! at Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres
     8pm - Gladstone Cabaret at Gladstone Hotel
     9.3p – DJ Vivs (vintage vinyl) and Sweaty Bettys

   FRIDAY, Feb 13th:
     5:3p – The Straight Eights (RnR/Rockabilly) at Castro's Lounge
     6pm – Rockabilly with DJ Catwoman CIUT 89.5 FM
     7pm – Friday Night Jazz: Lady Be Good at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
     7.3p - Marilyn Forever Blonde at Winter Garden Theatre
     8pm - Lunacy Cabaret: Valentines Day Massacre at Zero Gravity Circus
     9pm – Record Party with DJ I Hate You Rob (60s/70s) at Castro's Lounge
     9pm – Frisky Fridays (burlesque) at Cherry Cola's Rock 'n' Rolla Cabaret & Lounge
     9pm – Be Mein Valentine (burlesque) at Gladstone Hotel
     9pm - Electro Swing Club Toronto: Sweethearts and Singles Speakeasy atRevival Bar
     10p - Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding (rockabilly) at Phoenix Concert Theatre
     10p - OLDIES 990: Valentine’s Day Sock Hop at Gladstone Melody Bar

   SATURDAY, Feb 14th:
     12p – Sweetheart Tea at Gibson House & Zion Schoolhouse
     1pm – Rockabilly Radio Show on Whistle Radio 102.7 FM
     3pm - Vinyl from the Crypt CIUT 89.5
     4pm - Happy Pals (swing/jazz) at Grossman's Tavern
     4 & 6:45pm – Dirty Dancing at The Royal Cinema - Toronto
     6pm – The Cosmotnones (rockabilly) at Castro’s Lounge
     7pm – Valentines Big Band Dance at Palais Royale Ballroom
     7pm – Saturday Night Swing: George Lake Big Band at Dovercourt House
     7.3p - Marilyn Forever Blonde at Winter Garden Theatre
     8pm – The Scandelles Valentine Show (burlesque) at Lee's Palace
     9pm – Be Mein Valentine (burlesque) at Gladstone Hotel
     10p - Shake, Rattle and Roll at Clintons
     10p - Shake-A-Tail at Sneaky Dee's
     10p - Beam Me Up: Love Disco Style at The Piston

   SUNDAY, Feb 15th:
     6am - Sunday Antique Market at St Lawrence Market
     2pm - Marilyn Forever Blonde at Winter Garden Theatre
     4pm - New Orleans Connection All Stars at Grossman's Tavern
     4pm – Alistair Christl Trio at The Duke
     5pm – Little Peter and The Elegants: Sunday Dance (50s/60s) at Sir Winston Churchill Legion Branch 3
     9pm - Watch This Sound (rare vintage vinyl) at Castro's Lounge
     9pm - Sinful Sundays at Cherry Cola's: Vintage Vamps
     10p – Retro Party (80s/90s) at Velvet Underground

   Monday, Feb 16th:
     10a - Heritage Antique Market at Centrepoint Mall
     12.3p – Cineplex Classic Film Series: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
     7.3p – Big band Night at Seven44 Restaurant & Lounge

     Thurs, Feb 6, 8:30pm – Clayton Yates and Jimmy Bowskill (rockabilly/Jump blues) at The Station Pub (port Hope)
     Sat, Feb 14, 9:30pm – Hellbound Hepcats at Bourbon (Barrie)
     Sun, Feb 15, 9am – Militaria Show and Sale at Burlington’s Senior centre (2285 New St)

     As always...please forward on any other event information!

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