Busy Market Days

Last week marked the triumphant return of our third annual Pizza Fest – a day filled with delectable pizza, soulful music, and the delightful pairing of pizza and wine. It was an ideal combination that set the stage for a flawless day of enjoyment. As we transitioned into Sunday, Sampling Sundays in the center of the Market took place from 12 PM until 2 PM.
The excitement doesn't end there; this upcoming week promises even more festivities. On Saturday, from 8 AM to 1 PM, Rotary Square will host the vibrant weekly Farmers Market. On Saturday, we will be honouring Truth and Reconciliation Day with a special event hosted by Magpie's Collected Creations in the mezzanine. This event promises a showcase of indigenous talent and artistry; more details can be found below. As Sunday rolls around, our Multicultural Market is on, showcasing diverse artisans, tantalizing food vendors, and live musical performances.
Exciting news, starting Monday, we are starting our Loyalty Card Program! Details can be found below!


Thank you for coming back; this is our eleventh installment of Vendor Highlights, where we dive in and explore a different vendor each week, allowing you to learn more about them and discover their story and some hidden gems. Today, we would like you to have a glimpse at the story behind the owner of Magpie’s Collected Creations – Jenn:

In late 2019, Jenn opened “Magpie’s Collected Creations” with a clear mission in mind –creating a space dedicated to women and minority artists. Before venturing into the world of art and creativity, Jenn had a remarkable 28-year career in the culinary field. Seeking a change, she found herself at Collected Works, where her passion for art took center stage.

Her vision was to establish a hub where people could wholeheartedly support and enjoy locally and Canadian-made products, emphasizing independent artists, particularly in the realm of greeting cards. Jenn aimed to provide a one-stop card shop catering to all occasions, cultures, and beliefs while fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment. Their motto became “We have a card for that.” Magpie’s Collected Creations quickly gained a loyal customer base, both regulars and newcomers alike, drawn by the allure of unique finds.

Jenn deeply values her diverse artist-based staff and the community that fills the store and Market. The name “Magpie’s Collected Creations” has an interesting origin – magpies, which are a part of the Raven family, are known for collecting diverse objects, and that’s precisely what the store represents: a place with a little bit of everything. In essence, Magpie’s Collected Creations became a warm and inviting space for people to explore and celebrate the world of artistry and creativity.

Vendor highlights are all about shining a spotlight on the heart and soul of each vendor and learning more about the who, the what and the why around their story. If you’ve enjoyed this journey, join us again next week for another vendor and a new highlight as we continue celebrating the outstanding contributors that make our Market a genuinely magical place.


If you’re seeking a seasonal role with limited hours, we have the perfect opportunity for you during our festive four-week “Holly Jolly” Market, held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We’re looking for individuals to delight our customers with steaming cups of hot chocolate.

We value enthusiasm, a positive attitude, and a commitment to the entire four-week duration. If this exciting opportunity piques your interest, please contact us. Feel free to reach out via email:


🧡 This Saturday at the market, we are coming together to honour truth and reconciliation. Magpie Collected Creations is proud to showcase the incredible artwork of indigenous artists through these special cards🧡

Join us in the mezzanine from 10am-4pm just outside of the market kitchen, where you can enjoy the art of colouring these beautiful cards, completely free🧡

As we celebrate creativity and culture, we also invite you, if you’re able, to support Athlosha – family healing services through donations, your contribution will make a difference🧡


We are super excited to start up our Market Loyalty Card program this Monday! When you spend a minimum of $10 at any participating indoor vendor locations, you will receive a sticker, once your card is full, you will receive a $25 CGM Gift Card. One sticker per transaction. Once cards are ready to be redeemed, you can be bring it to the Office (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

You can get your Loyalty Card at any of the participating vendors or in the Market office starting Monday. The card itself is the size of a business card to easily fit into your wallet. I hope you’re as excited as we are for Monday!!


This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Outdoor Farmers’ Market this Saturday, September 30th from 8AM to 1PM on the Rotary Square. Click on their names to find information on pre-orders and to learn more about their farms and businesses! 


The 519Pledge For Socks is one of our favourite times of the year when we get to actively engage with YOU, our supportive community.

Can you believe that there is a need for over 80,000 pairs of socks? Socks are one of the most asked for item and least thought to be donated! We’ve created the 519Pledge For Socks to ensure that there is never a low stock of socks in any door our friends walk through.

519Pledge for Socks will be set up at the Farmers Market every Saturday from September 30th to November 11th. Please consider making a donation!


Frank Ridsdale will be performing outside on the Rotary Square from 8:30am to 10:30am.

London, Ontario native Frank Ridsdale has been performing and writing songs since he was 14 years old in 1967. He is the recipient of numerous Jack Richardson Music awards in various categories and was inducted into the London City Music Hall Of Fame along with the other members of Uranus in 2017. He now performs regularly with the bands Stetson Brothers and Slugfest and also does solo work. Frank has released 3 solo albums to critical acclaim, including his most recent effort, Bread and Roses: A History of Union/Labour Songs, which was chosen as the top album of 2014 by The London Free Press.


Connor Morand will be performing outside on the Rotary Square from 11am to 1pm.

Connor Morand is an award-winning alternative pop singer-songwriter from London, Ontario. His crossover blend of contemporary pop with influences of hip hop and indie rock consistently push the boundaries of anything traditional and familiar. Connor’s combination of soaring vocal melodies and smooth guitar playing make for entertaining and lively shows in performances all around the world.


This Saturday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Jaime Pena. Jaime will be demonstrating how to make Homemade Burgers.

From now until November 11th, we will be taking donations for the 519Pledge for Socks. Please help our community and consider making a donation!


  • Saturday, September 30 | Jaime Pena – Burgers
  • Saturday, October 7 | Polina Shadman – TBD
  • Saturday, October 14 | Kimi Abdullah – Fall Soups; Ukrainian Mushroom and French Potage
  • Saturday, October 21 | Ankita Vaidya – Old British Curry
  • Saturday, October 28 | Hannah Howey – Decorating; Pumpkin Spice Cake

Doors open at 10:40am, class starts at 11am. No registration is required. First come, first served.


Multicultural Sundays at the Market is happening the first 4 Sunday’s in October! There will be live music, food vendors and artisan vendors showcasing different cultures from around the world! You won’t want to miss out on all the delicious eats and dancing on rotary square!

Food Vendors

  • Alla’s Pierogies
  • La Paraillada
  • Palett America Ice Cream

Artisan Vendors

  • Matico Arte Manual
  • Miss London Boutique
  • Beautiful by Romana
  • Sensalik


Chad Wickham will be performing this Sunday at the Multicultural Market from 11am to 1pm.

DJ Wickham officially started his DJ career as part of the Caribbean Students’ Organization (CSO) at Western University. He went on to merge his Bajan roots with the Kenyan roots of DELO, to co-found an Afro-Caribbean Entertainment company called Vybekingz Entertainment in London, ON. From there, DJ Wickham developed himself into a versatile DJ, spinning at signature events in London such as Afrik, Unity Jam, Sunfest Afterparty and more. His musical style is open format and includes Soca, Dancehall, Latin, Afrobeat, R&B, Hip-Hop and more. For more information about DJ Wickham visit


Donald Waugh will be performing this Sunday at the Multicultural Market from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Donald was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He started playing the piano at the age of 7 with encouragement from his parents. When he was 17 years old, he found my brother-in-law’s bass guitar and by the next morning he had taught himself the bass lines to a few songs. his passion for the bass guitar and for music in general grew from there.

When he started College, he became serious about his music career. He studied visual arts, Jazz theory and the bass guitar at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. During his studies his main influences were the various bands he performed in; the Javier Latin Jazz Band, the Jill Gibson Trio and the Kathy Brown Band, which allowed him to tour all around Jamaica. During his final year of college, he started his own band called Airplai®. For the next four years his sole focus was on Airplai® Band, which was hisfirst independent endeavor.


Mateo Prorano will be performing this Sunday at the Multicultural Market from 4pm to 6pm.

Young and innovative DJ CROA concocts original mixes to amplify the ambiance of any space. He has a versatile mixing style capable of bringing everyone together, and likes to allow his music to speak for itself.