One of A Kind Show and Sale in Toronto (Spring 2018)

One Of A Kind Show 2018

One Of A Kind Show 2018 (spring) located at Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto

April 1, 2018:  This was my first time going to the One of A Kind Show and Sale!!  I’d always seen their advertisements on the TTC and was curious about it.  Apparently they have a couple of shows throughout the year like a spring and autumn one.  This was the spring one.

Their spring 2018 session this year was from Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1.  As is obvious from the name, this is a show that sells unique and one-of-a-kind things (no big corporate companies here).

The show began at 10 a.m. and we were one of the first to get there.  It was held at the Enercare Centre in downtown Toronto.

Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place

Walking towards Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place

There were booths of all sorts selling so many neat and never-before-seen items for sure.  There were food booths too and the first thing we tried were actually crab and lobster pâtés from Little Shop of Lobsters.  It was quite good!

There were so many booths and I definitely didn’t take photos of all of them.  Some highlights included a wooden bow tie, landscape terrariums (with Canadian well-known landmarks), Nugs (original polymer clay artwork with interesting stories to boot by the artist), tambora drums, mini cactus, funny and blunt cards, paintings with hidden animals and creatures for you to find (it’s like a ‘Where’s Waldo’ but in landscapes), fancy decanter bottles, upside down hanging plants, large wooden salad bowls, organic fragrant soaps, and knives that hang by sticking to a magnetic wooden board.

One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale

Simpling crab and lobster pate, a seasoning stick, seeing a guitar made out of an olive oil can, and upside down hanging pants

Wild Thyme landscape terrariums with Canadian landscapes.  Not only are these mini landscape terrariums, but they feature Canadian landscapes!

Wild Thyme landscape terrariums

So many types of landscapes!

Wild Thyme landscape terrariums

Landscape terrariums

Art + Soul Creative Co. had some really creative and cute greeting cards so we got five (four plus one free).

Art + Soul Creative Co.

Such adorable cards!

The Nugs booth was my favourite!  The artist not only had so many unique characters for sale but he had a story for each one too.  I laughed so much as I asked him to tell the story of each character. 😀

 Nugs on display

Nugs!

 Nugs on display

Each one tells its own story

The tambora (Dominican drum) was very interesting to see.

 One of a kind show booths

Interesting pepper shakers, organic soaps, fancy decanters, tamboras

 one of a kind show food area

Food area with lots of food trucks and vendors

Time flew by and before we knew it, our stomachs grumbled to let us know that it was noon/food time.  There was an area for food and food trucks available on site.  I got the Gyro Pita Wrap from the Pappas Greek On Wheels food truck.  It was so delicious.  I had forgotten how good pita wraps can be.

Ken got the Grilled Chipotle Chicken from the Tdots Naansense food truck but we think they gave us the wrong dish.  It looked and tasted like Butter Chicken instead.

I liked that there was a water fountain on site for you to refill your water bottle from (or use water cups to drink from).

Gyro Pita Wrap

Gyro Pita Wrap $12 from Pappas Greek On Wheels

Grilled Chipotle Chicken

Grilled Chipotle Chicken $13 from Tdots Naansense food truck

We explored the food booths further and I was surprised with all the sampling we were able to try!  We tried some delicious Rootables Chips (the masala one was my favourite), seasoning sticks (you carve the seasoning crayon stick to season your food), Tealish tea, lemonade, wine and beer jellies from Tracy’s Wine Jellies (this was the most unique food item!), lemon square cakes, nougat bars, and more.

 Goat cheese, Rootables chips

Goat cheese, Rootables chips

Tracy's Wine Jellies

Tracy’s Wine Jellies

I tried some Lee’s Ghee.

 one of a kind show food items

Salmon and fish from a can, Lee’s Ghee, lemon squares, and lemonade

The soups that I tried from Jaswant’s Kitchen and the sauce on these apples were so good!

Jaswant's Kitchen samples

Jaswant’s Kitchen soup and sauce samples

The wooden bow ties by Kerf Accessories.

 one of a kind show booths

Tealish tea, Kerf wooden bows, and Canadian wear

I’d seen these beeswax food wraps on videos circulating on Facebook, but this was my first time seeing it in person.  When I felt it, it was a lot more coarse and hard than I expected.  The videos made it look really soft in texture.

 Beeswax food wrap

The first time I saw these in person!

It was a neat show to see so many creative projects!  Definitely a great place for gift ideas and to showcase creativity in general.

 one of a kind fashion show

There was a fashion show too

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I'm a stenographer, foodie, avid traveller, and a really silly person if you get to know me well enough. =)
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4 Responses to One of A Kind Show and Sale in Toronto (Spring 2018)

  1. Landscape terrariums are sparking my interest. Gyro’s one of my favs. Love it.

  2. Pingback: First time to the Green Living Show 2018 | stenoodie

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