Winter is coming, and so is Shop the SLC!

Want to shop local for the upcoming holiday season?

Shop the SLC is back this year with over 60 vendors from the Ryerson community, all with unique handcrafted goods! Come check out the local talent from November 19th to the 23rd from 10:00am – 4:00pm.


We are gearing up to transform the Student Learning Centre’s Amphitheatre into Ryerson’s largest craft market AND new for this year the 6th floor will be featuring baked goods both sweet and savoury! Get ready to celebrate the coming winter season on the beach with a sweet treat.

Each year Shop the SLC brings Ryerson students, alumni, staff and faculty together to showcase their home grown talent and entrepreneurial spirit through a free marketplace experience.

Each day will feature new vendors and products as well as a chance to win a gift bag full of products from each vendor listed that day! With a wide variety of good, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love – whether it’s for you or for a loved one.

Check out the list of vendors below  for each day :

$ = $5-$15
$$ = $15-$30
$$$= $30+

Monday, November 19

  • love closely Ltd. — Streetwear clothing — $$$+
  • BLCKSHEEPSTUDIOS — Jewellery — $$
  • Madebyjods — Artwork — $-$$$
  • Made With Love Pastries —  Baked goods — $
  • Mir’s Morsels — Healthy snacks and desserts including protein bars, energy bites, muffins, granola, and brownies — $
  • COCO XO — Chocolate treats, cupcakes, truffles, chocolate pasta, and bread! — $-$$
  • Mariana Kouzela — Adhesive wax seals — $
  • Silk Fang — Queer accessories (primarily pins and patches) — $
  • Jugo — USB chargers — $
  • Llamaru — Buttons, earrings and origami — $
  • IRL Nerd Store — Perler beads creations; keychains, ornaments and magnets — $-$$
  • What the Mun?! — Earrings for a variety of style — $-$$
  • Noomi — Clothing — $-$$$

Tuesday, November 20  

  • IMQSHOP — Jewellery — $-$$
  • The Purple Aura — Artwork — $-$$
  • Aaiza khan — Fudge Cake — $
  • Alternative Spring Break — Travel oriented or themed artwork, jewelry and baked goods — $-$$
  • Medlife Ryerson — Succulent sale – $
  • Catherine Cha — Holiday cards with original art — $
  • Azka Shahzad — Henna — $
  • Barracks Corp. — Motivation based apparel brand — $-$$$
  • Child’s Play Clothing Co — Clothing and accessories — $$$
  • Triplejoy Collections — Costume and European jewelry — $-$$$

Wednesday, November 21

  • Alternative Spring Break — Artwork and baked goods –$-$$
  • Peaches n Cream Toronto — Jewellery — $-$$$
  • Abril Mure — Baked goods — $
  • Natalie Neagu — Baked goods — $
  • Joly Biscotti — Baked goods — $
  • Vault97 — T-shirts, crewnecks, and tote bags that feature simple, digitally-drawn designs — $-$$
  • Tree Leaf Farms — Microgreens — $
  • 1998 — Seasonal cards, handmade floral headbands and flower crowns — $-$$
  • Niya Necklaces — Handmade chokers — $
  • Paper Cuts — Hand-drawn and hand-cut holiday cards and gift tags — $-$$
  • The Treasured Giftshop — Beaded jewellery, cards and stationery products — $-$$
  • Northern Philosophy — Streetwear & lifestyle clothing; hats and sweaters — $$$
  • Helen Dang — Jewellery & accessories –$
  • Bami Ogunlana — Artwork — $$$

Thursday, November 22

  • Inspira Activewear — Activewear — $$$
  • Whole on Life — Baked goods and energy balls (raw & vegan dessert in the form of a ball made with all natural ingredients) — $
  • Serenity Lashes — False eyelashes — $-$$
  • Soul Patch — Handmade goods, embroidery, tees, shoes, patches, hats, and zines —  $-$$$
  • NewArt with Nuard — Hand crafted and hand-painted silk scarves — $-$$
  • Explicit Culture — Canadian-made startup streetwear — $-$$$
  • Shelisa Ward — Baked goods — $
  • White Wall Review — Ryerson’s literary journals — $
  • Jaleesa Rae Creations — Artwork, original holiday cards and gift tags, exfoliating sugar scrubs, wood-burnt goods and more — $-$$
  • Nicole Stitches — Cross stitch pieces — $-$$
  • Ryerson Urban Farm — Urban farm honey — $
  • Krabhouse Ventures — Artworks — $$-$$$
  • Devin’s Delights — Homemade, gourmet dog treats — $

Friday, November 23

  • Sara Asalya — Homemade baked goods –$
  • Glitter & Vinyl Creations — Kitchenware (custom designed mugs, wine glasses, travel mugs, skinny tumblers, wine tumblers, water bottles, makeup bags, and more … sometimes also embellished with glitter) — $-$$$
  • Nonna’s Needles — Apparel, illustrations and embroidery art. — $-$$
  • Gal Who Sews — Hand embroidered and sewn goods! Tote bags, patches, hoops, and t-shirts –$-$$$
  • KnotYourType — Hand knitted pillows –$$$
  • Christy Lau — Earrings and socks — $-$$
  • Polymer Clay Earrings — Earrings — $$
  • Pieces of Flair — Brooches, magnets, keychains, holiday decoration and holiday cards all made out of shrinky dinks! — $
  • Elixir Apothecary  — Bath Bombs and other Bath products — $
  • Pastelerie — Pastelerie is dedicated to making South American desserts and pastries– $-$$
  • Gifting Guru — Gifting Guru is a gifting tech platform that generates instant gift recommendations for everyone on your shopping list — FREE
  • Unity — Socks and Pop-sockets — $
  • Dolce Cakes — Baked goods — $
  • Clewillustration — Prints & tote bags — $$
  • BomBae Bath — Bath bombs and other bath products — $

Shop the SLC: A Winter Marketplace, Nov. 19th -23rd

Shop the SLC – a marketplace for entrepreneurs – is back for the 4th year running on November 19th to the 23rd, with some fantastic new opportunities for vendors.

Participating as a vendor is the perfect way to explore the entrepreneurial world for the first time, grow a new business, or share your established business with the community – and it’s free! Shop the SLC is proud to bring a diverse collection of talent, passion, and experience together for an event that inspires, supports, and connects budding businesses within the Ryerson community!

Vendors will need to be prepared to have items ready to sell, or an on-the-spot service to offer to the Ryerson community. We will provide you with table space (varying sizes available), for you to decorate and personalize to reflect your business.

Ready to sign up? Fill out this form by October 26th and get ready for an amazing experience!

For more information on new and exciting opportunities included in the vendor experience this year, read on.

New This Year:

This year we are taking Shop The SLC to the beach! Not only are we utilizing the SLC’s Amphitheatre space, but vendors will also be set up on the SLC’s 6 floor (also known as The Beach).  The Beach is our most popular floor and is designed to be a comfortable and casual space where students gather between classes.

You spoke, we listened! Thanks to feedback from last year’s vendors, we will be hosting a Meet n’ Greet event prior to Shop the SLC on Thursday, November 15th. The Meet n’ Greet will provide information about the market as well as an opportunity to network and meet other vendors.

The fun doesn’t stop once the market has ended either! An Entrepreneurial Lunch n’ Learn will take place on Tuesday, November 27th, where vendors will have an opportunity to engage in dynamic conversation with four experienced panelists on how to grow their business. The Lunch n’ Learn is a platform for vendorsat any stage in their ventureto learn, grow, and collaborate.

The four industry panelists will include:

One Government representative from NRC-Concierge, a Government of Canada program that improves innovation and economic opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises by helping them navigate available innovation resources and support programs.

Three Founders/CEOs/Entrepreneurs of start-ups at varying stages of growth.

We are looking for everything from first time vendors to established businesses. If you haven’t already signed-up, take advantage of this free, supportive, learning opportunity by filling out this form by October 26th!

Shop the SLC is Back

A Shop the SLC sign hung from the ceiling of the SLC Shop the SLC – a free marketplace for entrepreneurs – is back and better than ever. Support your peers or participate as a vendor to help grow budding businesses within the Ryerson community!

Come explore, discover and support Ryerson talent at the 3rd annual Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market November 20-24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Student Learning Centre’s first floor Amphitheatre.

Just in time for the holidays: one of a kind crafts, food, art, jewelry, clothing and more!

Vendor call postcard

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