Holiday Featured Vendor – Nox Renata

After discovering chainmail jewelry some years ago and turning her fascination into learning and experimentation, Nox Renata became Iphigenia’s project for sharing new jewelry pieces that can be worn anywhere, allowing a little bit of fantasy to creep into everyday life.

Nox Renata will be taking part in our Holiday Market on Saturday, December 16th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West. Arrive early to receive one of our Swag Bags for a chance at a free pair of Nox Renata earrings.

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Holiday Featured Vendor – Spiral Creative Labs

Syd blends watercolours and digital art to create unique pieces featuring adorable ghost characters. At Spiral Creative Labs there are no bad ideas, perfectionism is futile and anxiety makes the magic wonky. Creating is science, science works like magic and magic is all about fun!

Spiral Creative Labs will be taking part in our Holiday Market on Saturday, December 16th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West.

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Holiday Featured Vendor – New Moon Technocraft

New Moon Technocraft is the combination of traditional art and leatherworking with the addition of new technology. We make gothic, steampunky, witchy and horror inspired leather items. We love to create costumes with lots of original leather pieces.

New Moon Technocraft will be taking part in our Holiday Market on Saturday, December 16th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West. Arrive early to receive one of our Swag Bags and one of ten Bates Motel keychains from New Moon Technocraft.

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Holiday Featured Vendor – Meliora Meraki Jewellery

Julie Anne is a Toronto based jewellery designer, gemmologist, and goldsmith. She has always been fascinated by the creative minds of artists and the process in which they create something that didn’t exist before.

Meliora Meraki Jewellery will be taking part in our Holiday Market on Saturday, December 16th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West.

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Goth Shopping in Darkdale

Remember those Saturday afternoons of your youth when you’d put on your best gear and head out for an afternoon of strolling and shopping? (And people-watching?)

On Saturday, December 16th, the fates have conspired to let you relive those times with not one but six (!!) different holiday markets all within a few blocks of each other in (or near) the Parkdale (“Darkdale”) neighbourhood.

Clearly, we hope you’ll visit us at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West, from 11am – 5pm to check out our 35 amazing vendors AND have your photo taken with Santa.

But in the spirit of the holidays, and of helping to promote all artisans and small businesses, we’d like to remind you of some other markets taking place in the neighbourhood on the same day…

The Bazaar of the Bizarre, the OG of goth artisan markets, takes over Parkdale Hall (1605 Queen Street West) from 11am to 8pm.

For all your solstice-related holiday needs, Moonberry’s Yuletide Market fills up the Society Clubhouse at 967 College Street from noon to 7pm.

Need gifts for the normal folks in your life? Never fear, the Toronto Art Crawl is popping up at the Toronto Event Centre, 15 Saskatchewan Road, on the Exhibition Grounds, at the foot of Dufferin Street, from noon to 5pm.

Further east, The Welcome Market takes over 938 Queen Street West and the Good Friends Market will be open at 100 Ossington Avenue. Both of these markets offer a mix of of artisan and vintage wares and both run until December 17th.

No judgment if you’ve made some holiday purchases from the big A… Or the big W. We know times are tough for many people. But if you are able to, we hope you’ll visit us or one of the other markets taking place on December 16th and support local artisans and makers this holiday season. Even better if you head over to Parkdale and make a day out of it by visiting all of them!

Vendor List – Holiday Market, December 16th

Mark your calendars!!

We’re excited to announce the full list of vendors for our December 16th market at Ground Control.

Please visit us between 11am and 5pm to shop from 35 talented and creative local artisans selling a selection of weird and wonderful ephemera for the alternative-minded individual.

Plus – portrait photographer Terri Di Mauro of Di Mauro Photography will be with us. So beat your face and gear up in your full regalia for Goth photos with Santa!

2forms Studio
Awesome Stuff by Dez
BVR Creations
Cryptozoology Crafts
Cult and Sin
Darkly Designed
Dendrite Designs
Die Cry Hate
Dust Bunny Jewellery
Edward’s Iron Garden
Executive Demon
Folle Epoque
Grims Best Friend
Iron Phoenix Armoury
Kylah H Artist
Lorette C. Luzajic
Meliora Meraki Jewellery
New Moon Technocraft
Nox Renata
Pet Aftercare Toronto
Pride and Gloom
Sarah Types
Sélicious Teas
Sheileen’s Sweet Salutations
Sheryl Kirby Creates
Spiral Creative Labs
Stuffed Pain
Valeria Marfich
Zombie Queen Clothing

Vendor Call for December 1th Now Closed

With thanks to everyone who submitted an application – the vendor call for the TDAM holiday market on December 16th at Ground Control is now closed.

All applicants will be contacted no later than November 12th with either a contract or a notice that they have been placed on our waiting list. Please note that we had an exceptional response from vendors, and the wait list is large; we are absolutely unable to consider any vendors who did not apply in the vendor call period.

Anybody who applied and did not hear back from us, please check your inbox and spam/junk folders – we have had communications with a few people go unanswered.

If you missed this event, please be sure to follow us on Instagram or Facebook, or sign up for our vendor mailing list, as the vendor call for our first market of 2024 will start in mid-December.

Trick or Treat – What’s in your Swag Bag?

Holy crap! How excited are we for the Hallowmas market on Saturday?? Especially because we’re filling up the swag bags and they’re full of amazing stuff from our wonderful artisans!

The first 25 people in line will receive a trick or treat swag bag worth more than $65!

Each bag includes:

– Halloween candy – we’re not philistines, come on!
– Halloween sticker
– a set of TDAM logo and bat pins (value $5)
– a forged iron coat hook from Edward’s Iron Garden (value $5)
– cookies from Sheileen’s Sweet Salutations (value $3)
– a pair of earrings from LittleBookWyrm (value $18)
– a pin from Ding Dong Bullshit (value $1)
– coupon for $10 off a purchase of $20 or more from Sheryl Kirby Creates (value $10)
– coupon for $5 off a purchase of $10 or more from SweetlySinisterArt (value $5)
– discount coupon/sticker from Darkly Designed for 10% off any purchase from their Etsy shop

and one of the following:

1 of 10 coffee cozies from Darkly Designed (value $10) ~or~
1 of 2 lace chokers from My Heart and Armour ($10 to $20 value) ~or~
1 of 6 cat’s eye masks from My Heart and Armour (value $10) ~or~
1 of 7 Kraaken keychains from Sheryl Kirby Creates (value $10)

So come early for your chance to score a bag of awesome stuff, but also to check out our 35 vendors and their fantastic art, not to mention grab a drink in the Ground Control Lounge.

We open at 11am, and will be there until 5pm. Our gorgeous venue is 100% accessible, and there’s an ATM on site for anyone who needs cash.

See you on Saturday!

Hallowmas Featured Vendor – Sheryl Kirby Creates

Sheryl Kirby creates bold, audacious statement jewelry for someone who enjoys being noticed.

Sheryl takes inspiration from the Goth, industrial, punk, 2 Tone, Mod and rave scenes, the 2SLGBTQ+ community, disco, little kids who love rainbows, stylish old broads who don’t give a damn anymore, and the Gen Z kids who mix everything up with panache and aplomb.

Every piece is handmade and completely unique. Made from (non-latex) rubber, polymer clay, felt, and whatever else she can find, Sheryl makes one-of-a-kind pieces that are the epitome of wearable art.


Sheryl Kirby Creates will be taking part in our Hallowmas Market on Saturday, October 28th at Ground Control, 1279 Queen Street West. Be one of the first 25 people in the door to score one of our Trick or Treat Swag bags and get yourself a coupon for $10 off your purchase at Sheryl’s table.

Check her out on the web or Instagram.