The Distillery District in Toronto Prepares to Launch Pop-Up Containers Housing Several Retailers [Exclusive]

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The Distillery Historic District has announced its initial roster of vendors for its pop-up containers.

Back in March, Retail Insider created a photo tour of the area which included sharing new retailers and hinting towards a number of announcements that would be made over the coming months. In addition to Peace Collective signing a lease to open a new flagship store, Grace Loves Lace announced that it would be opening a showroom on site.

In that article, the Distillery provided information on a pop-up initiative which would be coming to fruition in the summer.

With delays due to the pandemic, the initial list of pop-up container retailers has been released and we are able to provide an exclusive sneak-peek into the roster.

  • YK Marketta – Container #1 (Open Now)
  • Tartistry – Container #2 (Open Now)
  • Liberty Clothing – Container #3 (Opening Soon)
  • Brika Inc. – Container #4 (Opening August 1st)
  • Roots Canada – Container #5 & #6 (Opening July 30th).
Distillery District Containers – Photo by Dustin Fuhs

YK Marketta

Distillery District Containers – Photo by Dustin Fuhs

YK Marketta is a Greek inspired food & gift market with the Peter and Pauls line of products. The offering will feature FAHM (Finish at Home Meals), My Mother’s Olives and Oil, Peter & Paul meals and additional floral arrangements.

Liberty Clothing

Liberty Clothing at the Distillery District – Photo by Dustin Fuhs

Liberty Clothing is a fashion brand that brings sustainability, upcycled and re-purposed clothing into an unique product line. Retail Insider wrote a bulletin on the opening of the brand’s brick & mortar location.


BRIKA Inc. will be opening a pop-up with its curated collection of goods from local makers. The assortment will include Sapsucker, Tealish, route 26, la botica and Minted Mama brands.


Tartistry at Distillery District – Photo by Dustin Fuhs

Tartistry will be offering an unique selection of butter tarts, including a Gooderham & Worts “Butter & Scotch” tart.

Roots Canada

Distillery District Containers – Photo by Dustin Fuhs

Roots Canada has secured two containers, and we will be circling back during the set-up to share what the iconic Canadian brand will be offering as part of its pop-up.

Installation of the containers started on July 12th, with brands starting to build-out retail spaces a week later. YK Marketta opened on July 24th and the other brands will be opening throughout the month.

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Dustin Fuhs
Dustin Fuhs
Dustin Fuhs is the Editor-in-Chief of He is a digital entrepreneur and Retail Specialist with over 20 years experience. He is the founder of Steps to Magic, a travel website that focuses on Disney & Universal theme parks.

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