A vacant lot and neighbourhood eyesore along Queen East near Bertmount Ave., which has for years succumbed to weeds, is set for a summer makeover.
Leslieville Community Market is cleaning up and taking over the lot for the summer season starting June 4, running Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The market will feature a fruit and veggie stand, plus rotating vendors from the community selling handmade goods, antiques, crafts and odds and ends.
Organizers plan to add a Friday night market later in June for the summer months.
To show appreciation, a vendor draw will take place at the end of the weekend for a vendor to win their next day free if they book one day or the next weekend free if they booked a weekend. The market will also be doing 10 draws of $10 each weekend for customers to spend at any vendor in the market the next weekend.