An avid antiques veteran is opening the Victoria Square Outdoor Market in Colborne, Cramahe Township, a community on Lake Ontario in Ontario, Canada. Market organizer Roseanne Quinn confirms that she got an okay from the Cramahe Township Council on June 7, and she is set to hold a grand opening this weekend, on July 2. “It will start out small,” says Quinn, “this Saturday morning, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.”
She hopes to set the outdoor market apart from other flea markets by emphasizing local foods and higher-end items, such as antiques, jewelry, collectibles, and books, not used clothing or watches. Quinn is not calling it a flea market. She expects to run the market once a week during the warm months. “The market is a summer thing, every Saturday,” she says.
According to Mandy Martin of local news site Cramahe Now, local support has been strong: “I think it’s a wonderful idea,” Mayor Marc Coombs said, a view echoed by Councillors Pat Westrope and Clinton Breau in Martin’s article.
For more information on the Victoria Square Outdoor Market, call Quinn at (905) 344-5908.
Photo credit, with thanks: Cramahe Now.