Pop Ups

Upcoming events & shows

Kids Maker Fair – Sunday, April 5, 2020

Toronto’s newest family-friendly festival celebrates inspiration and innovation by embracing kids’ natural creativity and curiosity with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Come see The Maker Bean there: we’ll have coffee & tea, delicious pastries & hosting a laser cutting workshop on-site!

Details for the Kids Maker Fair:
Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto
Date & time: Sun, April 5, 2020, 10am – 5pm
More info & pics: www.kidsmakerfair.ca

Healthy Moms Marketplace – Sunday, April 19, 2020

Join us at the next Healthy Moms Toronto Marketplace on Sunday, April 19, 2020. This family event features healthy and delicious food, complimentary onsite childcare and an amazing shopping experience.
The Maker Bean Cafe will be serving up locally roasted coffee & locally sourced tea, come by & say hello!

Details for the market:
Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto
Date & time: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 9:30am-3:30pm (drop in anytime, or stay all day!)
More info & pics: www.gohealthymoms.com/marketplace-2.html

2nd Annual Maker Bean Local Holiday Market

It’s The Maker Bean Cafe’s second Local Holiday Market in the main floor cafe space of our Bloor & Dufferin location!

FREE apple cider while it lasts!

We’re bringing together local makers to showcase and sell their handmade goodies, so come on by, support these local makers and get your holiday shopping done early 🙂

Details for the market:
Location: The Maker Bean, 1052 Bloor St. West, main floor
Date & time: Sat, Dec 14, 10 AM – 6 PM
More info & pics at our Facebook event, feel free to share!
Who will be there: A variety of awesome local artisans including:

@wood.by.nate: handcrafted sustainable pieces using locally sourced Ontario Hardwoods.
@sweetandshycakes – custom cakes, cookies, chocolate bars for celebrations, weddings and corporate events all across the GTA.
@llamayamadesigns – screen print our original designs onto Toronto-made apparel including T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies.
@HardFeelingsTO – non-profit social enterprise that sells carefully curated books and resources to help build and sustain stronger mental health.
@natalieveryb – illustrator deeply inspired by the beauty of nature, the condition of the female and her body in the contemporary society, modern witchcraft, and folklore.
@GreenEyedKittyJewelry – collecting beads from around the world for years. My pieces are made from the ones I love.
@PotrolAccessories – creates badass statement pieces for the bold and empowered using vegan leather.
@lolodesignsto – cute, playful cat & food designs.

Location: Henderson Brewing, 128 Sterling Road, Toronto
Date: Sunday, Sept 22, 2019

It’s street party time! We’ll have delicious drinks, tasty snacks & lots of makery goodness!

Location: Henderson Brewing, 128 Sterling Road, Toronto
Date: Sunday, Sept 22, 2019

It’s street party time! We’ll have delicious drinks, tasty snacks & lots of makery goodness!

Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto
Date: Saturday, Sept 28, 2019

We’ll be together with some of Canada’s best artisans for this excellent show, and leading a 3D printing workshop! Sign up now & join us!

Location: Enercare Centre, Toronto
Dates: Thursday, November 21 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
Weekdays & Saturdays 10am to 9pm
Sundays 10am to 6pm

Our biggest show of the year! Incredible artisans, great gift ideas and more! We’ll update with our booth number ASAP. 🙂

Past events & pop ups

Location: Bergeron Centre, York University
Dates: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Come check out a wide variety of makers at the York Maker Faire! The Maker Bean will be hosting a laser cutting workshop, contact us for more details!

Location: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto
Booth #: Q36
Dates: November 27 – December 2, 2018

It’s our 2nd One of a Kind Show, and our first Christmas show! We had a blast at the Spring 2018 show, and it’s time to bring our laser back to Enercare Centre and laser-etch on-site. Stay tuned for giveaway events for tickets to the event!

Location: The Maker Bean Cafe, 1052 Bloor St. West
Date & time: Sunday December 9, 10-6

It’s our first holiday season at our Bloor location and we’re bringing together 10 local makers to show off and sell their handmade goodies! Come on by, support these local makers and get your holiday shopping done early 🙂

19th Annual imagineNATIVE Film Festival

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto

Date: October 17-21, 2018

We can’t wait for this year’s imagineNATIVE Film Festival! imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content, and we’re thrilled to bring maker activities to all 4 days of the event – from laser cutting onto delicious bannock to crafts & activities, we’re keen to work together to bring a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art.

Car-free Days in Bloorcourt!

Location: Havelock Street – Sat Sept 15, 2018, Concord Avenue – Sun Sept 16, 2018

We’re thrilled to be at 2 car-free street parties in September, both right in our Bloorcourt neighbourhood! Come join us at the Havelock Street and Concord Avenue Car-Free Days – we’ll have maker activities for kids & adults, and other goodies for you to enjoy!

Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto
Date & time: Saturday, September 29th, 10-6

The Toronto Etsy Street Team and 416 Hustlers Toronto are co-hosting their 5th annual  handmade & vintage show as part of Etsy’s pan-Canadian extravaganza, with more than 30 simultaneous shows in more than 30 cities across the country!

The Maker Bean will have a table showcasing our maker items & workshops, and we’ll also be leading a “Design for Laser Cutting” workshop! Come say hello!

Cosplay Matsuri

Location: Ontario Science Centre
Date & time: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9 AM – 9 PM

The Maker Bean will be providing laser cut and 3D printed goodies, as well as delicious coffee, tea and delicious pastries, at this year’s Cosplay Matsuri!

Cosplay Matsuri returns to the Ontario Science Centre this August 18th 2018! Join us as we celebrate Cosplay Culture in Canada! Cosplay Matsuri, a place where all cosplayers can share their passion together as a community.

More info on their Facebook page here.

Bloorcourt Festival

Location: Bloor St. West between Dufferin & Montrose
Date & time: Saturday, August 25, 2018, noon-10PM

We’ll have all of Bloor St. West in front of The Maker Bean for a pedestrian-friendly festival! Come take part in maker activities and see Bloorcourt like you haven’t seen it before.

More info at the Bloorcourt BIA page here.

The Maker Bean Cafe Bloor Grand Opening Special

1052 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Date: Now through August 31, 2018

We’re celebrating our new location on Bloor with a Grand Opening Special all through August! Spend $5 on food or drink and receive a FREE laser-cut pin or coaster. Come visit us at Bloor to see our designs!

Toronto Maker Festival

Toronto Reference Library, Toronto
July 7-8, 2018

We’re super excited to be back at Maker Festival this year! Look for The Maker Bean’s coffee & tea station in the outdoor area by the entrance to Maker Festival!

In addition to our cafe at The Ontario Science Centre and our upcoming location at 1052 Bloor Street West, The Maker Bean Cafe is excited to be part of the following events:

Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo

Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto
April 14 – 15, 2018

Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo is in its 2nd year, and The Maker Bean is looking forward to bringing a maker flair to the event again this year. We’ll have our laser cutter on-site creating coffee- & tea-related items for visitors. And of course, as last year, come early to receive a complimentary Expo/Maker Bean coaster!

Digifest 2018

Corus Quay, Toronto
April 26 – 28, 2018

The Maker Bean is taking part in this year’s Digifest! Digifest is Toronto’s international festival celebrating digital creativity.

The Maker Bean will have its laser cutter on-hand to get people interested in digital creation. We’ll be lasering onto cookies & macarons, and creating beautiful & useful items with wood.

Come by & say hello!

Our first One of a Kind Spring Show was a success!

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Mar 28 – Apr 1, 2018

The Maker Bean was thrilled to meet so many new friends at the Spring One of a Kind Show! We had our laser cutter on-site creating unique items for visitors. Check out our Instagram account to see a few pictures of our booth!

Speaking of our booth, watch our timelapse video of our booth assembly here: