Sweet Summer Days

Hello, friends! Last week may have brought more rain than shine, but that didn't dampen our spirits! We had a fantastic time at the Mom Market on Saturday and the Multicultural Market on Sunday. The Multicultural Market was an absolute blast, with various vendors offering delicious food, artisan gifts & products, and even dance lessons. If you're sad to have missed it, don't worry - our next Multicultural Sunday at the market is July 23rd.
In addition to those events, we kept ourselves busy with our regular Tuesday and Saturday Farmers Markets. It was a whirlwind of activity!
Now, let's talk about the exciting weekend ahead. Get ready for our Colombian Gastronomy Festival, which will run from Friday to Sunday. If you're up for a fun-filled time, this is an absolute must-attend event this summer. Remember, it's only happening for three days, so get ready and join us for a fantastic celebration!
In addition, we have an exciting new series for all of you. We want you to get to know the uniqueness of our vendors and get more of a behind-the-scenes look, so we're launching a new series called "Vendor Insights" starting next week. Each week, we'll dive in and explore a different vendor, giving you the opportunity to learn more about them and discover their hidden gems. It's a chance to connect with our vendors more personally and uncover the stories behind their business. So, stay tuned for this captivating series and get ready to be inspired by the incredible individuals behind our market.
Let's make the most of this summer together!


The Multicultural Market held last Sunday was an absolute delight. It was a vibrant celebration of diverse cultures and flavours with down-to-earth vendors.

The range of vendors was great, the market had it all, whether you were craving mouthwatering treats, artisanal crafts, or even dance lessons. It was a true banquet for the senses, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in tastes, sights, and sounds.

If you missed out on this event, don’t fret! The good news is that another Multicultural Sunday is just around the corner on July 23rd, promising yet another unforgettable experience. Make sure to mark your calendars and get ready to have a blast at our next market! 

Food Vendors


  • Alla’s Pierogies
  • Koshri Express
  • La Parrillada
  • New Delhi Deli
  • Tamarind Candy “Monrito”
  • Palett America Ice Cream

Artisan Vendors

  • Sugar Plum Scrubs
  • Zee Store
  • Hungarian Art & Fashion
  • Shaperfect
  • The Foraging Witch


  • 4 pm to 5 pm Free Latin Dance Class hosted by Clarissa at from @deflow_dance
  • 5 pm to 6 pm Free Latin Social Dance hosted by Clarissa at from @deflow_dance

Upcoming Dates:

  • July 23rd
  • September 17
  • October 1
  • October 8
  • October 15
  • October 22

Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: ROTARY SQUARE at the Covent Garden Market


JA Camp Startup campers have been learning about entrepreneurship all week and now it’s time to put their sales skills to the test. Campers will be selling their hand-made products outside the Market’s main entrance from 10am-2pm every Thursday this summer! Come out and see these young entrepreneurs in action!


Join us outside on the Market Square where Stereo Caliente Entertainment will host the annual Colombian Gastronomy Festival. Offering authentic Colombian food with a unique flavour of Latin music and a tasty cold beer or cocktail!

  • Friday, July 14: 4pm-12am
  • Saturday, July 15: 4pm-12am
  • Sunday, July 16: 12pm-9pm


  1. Sabroso
  2. Helados Polar
  3. Arepa in the House
  4. Santafe Latin Grill
  5. Antojitos Latinos
  6. Date Gusto Deli Food
  7. Sabores Colmbianos
  8. La Huasteca Potosina
  9. Unique Choices
  10. El Enkanto
  11. Q Bites
  12. Salpihelado y Obleas
  13. La Parrillada
  14. Shaperfect


This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Outdoor Farmers’ Market this Saturday, July 15th 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! 


Donald Waugh will be performing on the Rotary Square this Saturday from 8:30am to 10:30am.

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.


Ryan Naismith will be performing this Saturday on the Rotary Square from 11am to 1pm.

Based in London, Ont., Ryan takes a listener on an emotional journey. He writes and performs for people who listen with intention, delivering songs that touch on topics we may not want to talk about in conversation.

His music is a unique confluence of Americana with distinct notes of folk, country, blues and rock sprinkled throughout.  Reminding listeners of artists such as Chris Knight, Cody Cannon and Zack Bryan, Ryan is a compelling storyteller, who connects with his audience.

Ryan can be found playing around Ontario, preferring small, intimate venues filled with people wanting to hear a good story.


This Saturday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Himadri Vyas. Hiamdri will be demonstrating how to make Egg Butter Masala and Naan!

If you are able to, we are taking donations for My Sister’s Place. My Sister’s Place is in need of the following items;

  • Used jewellery
  • Toiletry items (shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, razors, liquid body wash)
  • Unused makeup and unused/gently used makeup tools (eye shadow, blush, lipstick, brushes, brush cleaner)
  • Grab-and-go snacks (granola bars, applesauce cups, cereal bars)
  • Coffee, tea bags, sugar, coffee whitener
  • Pasta noodles, cooking oil, rice, olive oil, salad dressings


  • Saturday, July 15 | Himadri Vyas – Egg Butter Masala and Naan
  • Saturday, July 22 | Himadri Vyas – Mango Lassi & Veg Biryani
  • Saturday, July 29 | Melanie Amadasun – Summer Mocktails


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


This Sunday, join us in the market kitchen for our cooking class hosted by Nancy Salamanca. Nancy will be demonstrating how to make…


  • Saturday, July 16 | Nancy Salamanca – Tres Leches Cake
  • Saturday, July 23 | NO COOKING CLASS
  • Saturday, July 30 | Polina Shadman – Herb Stew “Ghormeh Sabzi” – Vegan and GF options


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


This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Outdoor Farmers’ Market this Tuesday, July 18th from 4PM to 7PM on the Rotary Square. Click on their names to find information on pre-orders and to learn more about their farms and businesses.


Iain McNally will be performing on the Rotary Square on Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Iain McNally is a versatile musician/ producer/ songwriter who plays guitar, piano, bass, and percussion. He has toured around the world backing recording artists, playing some of the biggest venues in the world. He currently owns I-Level studio where he produces and engineers. His production and songwriting has won various awards and his guitar playing can be heard on many top 10 hits. Iain was the 2022 recipient of the Forest City London Music Awards Fantasy Band for guitar player. Iain also plays solo jazz guitar at various venues.


Greg Lirette will be performing on the Rotary Square on Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm.

Greg Lirette is one of southwestern Ontario’s premier acoustic solo performers entertaining audiences for nearly three decades. Playing thousands of shows locally and internationally. Combining an energetic stage presence, comedy, experience and a vast repertoire makes for a great show.