Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 7th RRFM Reflections

Thank you to everyone who participated in the final RRFM Toronto West End (@ Campbell Park) of 2015! 
Although the weather threatened to keep us indoors, we were warmed by the spirit of market-goers and volunteers and managed to enjoy both the indoor and outdoor clubhouse spaces on Saturday.  Several wonderful items passed through the market, which found new homes, including some winter jackets, kitchen pans, a child's toboggan, and even a football chair!  We also had a gift-wrapping service available to those who wished to personalize a parcel or two with some creative ribbon work.  

Thank you again for your support in 2015 and we look forward to seeing you in 2016! Stay tuned for more information regarding dates and any organizational changes.  If you are interested in volunteering with the RRFM Toronto West End please email us at rrfmarket@gmail.com.

Here are some photos from the Nov 7th market:



Sunday, November 1, 2015

Looking for help with setting up Nov 7th Market!!!

We're currently looking for extra help with setting up our Nov 7th market at 8am. If you're interested, email us at rrfmarket@gmail.com! Yaaaaaaaaays!!!! ♥♥♥♥


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nov 7 RRFM >> ONE WEEK AWAY!

Don't miss the final Really Really Free Market of 2015 at Campbell Park on November 7th, 10am-4pm. We hope to see you there!

A few friendly reminders:
- you do not have to bring anything
- if you bring items, please do so before 3pm
- please only bring items that are clean and in working condition
- we cannot accept large items unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick them up at the end of the day if they are leftover
- there will be a wrapping service available on Nov 7-- b.y.o.wrapping paper and gifts (perhaps you will find some gift items at the market!)

<3 <3 <3 <3 RRFM LOVVVVEEEE! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Gift wrapping service at the Nov 7 market!

Hi RRFM folks!
A special service will be available at our November 7th market: gift wrapping!  Bring your own wrapping paper and a few RRFM volunteers will be happy to wrap up to two gifts per person (maybe more during quiet periods). Perhaps you will find a gift at the market but also feel free to bring something from home to be wrapped.  See you then!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Another RRFM in Toronto: the North York Really Really Free Market!

Exciting news, free marketers: another Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is about to happen in Toronto! It looks like it might turn into a regular market, taking place approximately four times a year. 

The North York Really Really Free Market has just received permission to operate at the Driftwood Community Centre (4401 Jane St, north of Jane and Finch) on Saturday, November 21st.  

If you live in North York or don't mind traveling there, then please check out the market that day. Note that the North York RRFM, like all such markets, is independent of other RRFM's, and is not affiliated with ours that takes place at Campbell Park. However, since we support all Really Really Free Markets, you might see some familiar volunteers from the Campbell Park scene. 

The good news for you is that there are at least two Really Really Free Markets in November: ours at Campbell Park on November 7th, and the one in North York at Driftwood Community Centre on November 21st. Hope you make it to both! 

**Keep in mind also that our market will go into a winter hiatus after the November market. Don't miss it!!! **



Monday, September 28, 2015

No money. No barter. No trade. 

Everything is free at the Really Really Free Market!!

Join us between 10am and 4pm at Campbell Avenue Park (225 Campbell Avenue, northwest of Lansdowne Subway Station)

Remember: 
* You don't have to bring anything
* If you bring items, please bring them before 3 pm
* Please only bring items that are clean and in working condition
* We can't accept large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick them up if they are leftover at the end of the day

All are welcome! Bring your roommates, friends, family, neighbours...!

Thank you!.....Free Market LOVE!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Depending on the weather, we will be in the park or in the clubhouse.


PS HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF OUR LAST MARKET- SEP-5-2015








Monday, September 14, 2015

Missing CD

Hello friends of the RRFM! 
A CD was accidentally donated on September 5th and we hope that one of you might have it and be willing to return it to the RRFM. It's a CD for a "Canadian Securities Course" and it is covered in packaging described as 'dusty blue background with black drawings, for a Canadian band'. 
Please email us at rrfmarket@gmail.com if you have any leads. Thank you!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Reflections on the September 5th RRFM

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the community fun at the latest RRFM!  It was a beautiful, sunny day and we enjoyed a steady flow of community members and awesome items through our spot in the park.  Seasoned market-goers and new faces came together to chat, laugh, drop stuff off, and pick through some amazing collections (including a new ART section!) that have now found new homes.

We look forward to seeing you all at the next RRFM, scheduled for October 3.  If you are interested in volunteering with the RRFM please email us at rrfmarket@gmail.com. RRFM LOVVVVVE!!!!!!














Friday, September 4, 2015

RRFM TOMORROW (SEPT 5) at CAMPBELL PARK!!

This is a friendly reminder that the RRFM will take place tomorrow from 10am-4pm at Campbell Park!!
If you haven't been to the RRFM before, we aim to create community by:


1.     Giving space: Following people who bring items to the market or waiting next to them while they put their items on the table is inappropriate.

2.     Courtesy: Take turns examining items.
3.     Sharing: Competing for goods contradicts the market’s mission of sharing.
4.     Friendship & community: We are here to have fun together!

5.     Common sense: The market is not a recycling facility, and cannot accept broken, torn or stained items.


There is also a "shopping cart" guideline for collecting materials; single market-goers are kindly asked to limit their collections to one shopping cart worth of items before 3pm, for families a maximum of two shopping carts. Our hope with this guideline is that it will allow as many different people coming to the market to have the opportunity to access as many different items as possible. Keep in mind though that after 3pm, anyone is free to take as much as they like. Feel free to email us at rrfmarket@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thanks, and free market love to all! 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Only one week until our next RRFM!!

The September 5th RRFM is only one week away! Come out and enjoy a day of community spirit and a delicious meal (PWYC) to follow at 5:30pm! 
>>No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free at the Really Really Free Market!<<
A few friendly reminders: 
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Campbell Park, 225 Campbell Avenue, Toronto
>>although we're open until 4pm, we can't accept any new items after 3pm
>>please only bring items that are clean and in working condition
>>we can't accept large items, unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick up your large item(s) if it's not taken by the end of the market

Friday, August 28, 2015

Help wanted with transporting (September 5th) market leftover items!

We're currently short on help in transporting items left at the end of our September 5th market to any donation sites that can put these items to good use.  If anyone has or knows someone who has a means of transporting items (vehicle, bike trailer, large cart, etc) please send us an email at rrfmarket@gmail.com.  Thanks, and free market love!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Reflections on the August 1, 2015 RRFM

Thanks to all who came out to the August Market!  It was a sunny, funny, fun-filled day, with many great items being exchanged - loads of books, handmade dolls, and someone's entire collection of action figure toys come to mind!  You never know what you may find at the next market [SEPTEMBER 5th] - hope to see you there!!




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FREE LEGAL ADVICE IS BACK AT AUGUST 1ST MARKET (YAY)!!!

If you are interested, please email us at rrfmarket@gmail.com and tell us what times are best for you for an appointment. First write, first serve! 
Each appointment will be half hour long, beginning from the time booked.
Below you will find all details. Please read. Because of limited volunteer time online, we will not be able to answer any questions regarding the following, other than booking you an appointment.
Please turn up on time for your appointment. If you are late, your session will be shorter.
Mr. Daramola was very popular at last year's market. Don't miss this opportunity!
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Mr. A Daramola is a licensed Paralegal and member of the Law Society of Upper Canada with over 5 years experience in the field of law. His many clients include labour unions, corporations, businesses, individuals and families. As a generalist, Mr. A Daramola is very knowledgeable in many areas of law and specializes in providing advising services in these areas to his select clients.
Mr. A Daramola is also an Outreach Worker with over 4 years of experience providing support services to community service groups, non profit organizations and post secondary institutions.
If you would like to schedule a free 30 minute confidential session with Mr. A Daramola, please contact us. He will be at the Really Really Free Market this Saturday August 1st from 12 - 4 pm providing free summary legal advising to all those who wish to book an appointment.
Only those who have scheduled appointment will be seen. Please have all your paperwork (contracts, leases, case files, letters, etc.) ready for your confidential session.
Check out: www.thelegaladviser.ca for a detailed list of the areas of law Mr. A Daramola provides services in.




Sunday, July 26, 2015

New policy at the August market

We will be implementing a new guideline at the next market (August 1st). From now on, single market-goers will be asked to limit to a maximum of one shopping cart worth of items. For families, a maximum of two shopping carts. Our hope with this guideline is that it will allow as many different people coming to the market to have the opportunity to access as many different items as possible. Keep in mind though that after 3pm, anyone is free to take as much as they like. Feel free to email us at rrfmarket@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thanks, and free market love to all ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥