Saturday, November 3, the weather was friendlier than we expected, the sun keeping watch over us almost all day. But just to be safe, and foster mingling and conversation (which was so great to see happen), this time we set up the market indoors. Thanks go out to Campbell Park for allowing us to use their warm and cozy community space.
The turnout was great. We had first-timers (one of which was walking by with her partner and upon seeing the sign, recalled the Really Really Free Market she had been in Singapore and wanted to check us out), second-timers, third-timers, fourth-timers, and fifth-timers. Many participants came more than once during the day.
We also met the facilitator and some members of a meetup group named Budget. We found out that when the facilitator discovered us online, she immediately added it to her line-up of free and low-cost events in Toronto. It's exhilirating to hear of all the places that advertise us without us even knowing about it. Last month for example, we found out that someone had added us to the Couchsurfers' events list. We have been also very fortunate to be mentioned several times on CBC Radio One, among many other media outlets.
Here are a few scenes from our November market. We would love to add photos taken at the market by other market participants.Please e-mail us your photos, or share them on Facebook!