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.
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.
Wild Thyme landscape terrariums with Canadian landscapes. Not only are these mini landscape terrariums, but they feature Canadian landscapes!
Art + Soul Creative Co. had some really creative and cute greeting cards so we got five (four plus one free).
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. 😀
The tambora (Dominican drum) was very interesting to see.
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).
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.
I tried some Lee’s Ghee.
The soups that I tried from Jaswant’s Kitchen and the sauce on these apples were so good!
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.
It was a neat show to see so many creative projects! Definitely a great place for gift ideas and to showcase creativity in general.