Dilly dallying on your last minute Christmas shopping?  Visit Assembly Chef's Hall for some inventive gifts this week and get free gift wrapping included.

A special selection of makers from the Toronto Designers Market have come together to provide a fab selection of goodies.  Want to learn more about the Makers? Read on!



Amalusta is a modern Toronto-based skincare brand, launched by Joana Coman in May of this year. After nearly five years working in the ingredients side of the industry, she takes a scientific approach to clean beauty, focusing on bringing together the best plant ingredients with trusted, highly effective lab ingredients to create truly multi-functional and effective skincare products.



Catharsis Toronto's mission is to help empower people in expressing themselves. Their unique pieces are designed with this in mind; bold, striking and powerful. They created them as an aid, a physical reminder to have belief in yourself and conviction in your actions, a manifestation of your self-confidence. 

They want you to Stand Out:  to get your hands out of your pockets, to puff out your chest assertively and live life with your head held high!


PleaseNotes is a line of affirmation-filled goods to help you become your favourite version of you. Their signature item is the Guided Journal who's "Journal Juice" workbook gets you grounded in who you are and what you want to create.  In creating space to practice the 3 C's of Success, Confidence, Clarity and Creativity, the PleaseNotes goods will allow you to feel happier and become more successful in your life.



Made with love in Toronto’s west end, Ella's Cards is a card company filled with love. Each card is painted by Ella using acrylic paints, then photographed and printed in downtown Toronto. 



Kwesiya is a sustainable clothing and accessory brand based in Toronto. Their label focuses on the use of block print fabrics, durable and vibrant fabrics made of 100% cotton. Through their designs and tailoring, they offer pieces that can be worn anywhere, anytime and for any occasion. Kwesiya won the Award for Best Accessory Designer in Toronto in 2017 and Female Entrepreneur Award at the Ontario Inspiration in 2018.



Modern Plant Life started as a way to share plant photos, to document Founder Ngoc's own plant journey and to share what she was learning about plants. She's always loved DIYing (and was once an aspiring but not very successful DIY Youtuber) and making things with materials she had around my house. She started making hangers and simple concrete planters for her plants which lead to Modern Plant Life becoming a business when friends started asking if they could buy these products for their home.



Wilks & Bowens is a local lifestyle brand dedicated to the celebration of a life well lived. 

Founder Karen Ferguson is a self-confessed design gypsy and Renaissance woman who has always flirted with the world of art, fashion and design in one way or another. However, it was only after living and working in The Bahamas and Paris that she was truly inspired to follow her passion and create Wilks & Bowens. All the products whether local or international have the same things in common, quality, fine craftsmanship and a unique style. Our goal is to create and share some of the best and most exciting local and international brands with you. We hope you enjoy shopping the collections as much as we’ve enjoyed creating and curating them for you. 



Founded in 2012, Monoxide uses quality materials to create short-run collections or bespoke pieces that are unique, fun and most of all tell a story- your story. Our retail outpost is located at The Toronto Designers Market. Monoxide has been featured in several publications including Vulkan, FAJO and The Pull Magazine (Stylist Box) and has been worn by bloggers Alexander Kenton ( and Marina Llorca ( We have also been featured in VIP gifting lounges at The Toronto International Film Festival, The Black Diamond Ball and The Much Music Video Awards.



Andie & Co. are makers of plant based luxury candles and home fragrances. Handcrafted in Toronto, we make everything using a small batch method to ensure the highest quality scent.

Our products are all phthalate, paraben and petrochemical free. With a biodegradeable wax, Andie & Co. candles burn cleanly for a healthier home.



Asili Living Co. is a Canadian company that is building a brand of quality non-toxic skincare with use of simple ingredients.

We provide quality effective natural skin care free from:

  • Parabens

  • Sulfates

  • Aluminum

  • SLS

  • Synthetic Fragrances


Meri Peti translates into “my trunk” is a Toronto based brand focusing on lifestyle products that includes handmade accessories, clothing, beauty & body as well as curated home goods. Mrigini Iyer designer and curator behind the brand calls it as “handcrafted goods that you can carry with you on your travels. Each item reminding of a special moment from your adventures”.

 Make your way down before Dec 22nd and get your shopping on!

Tyler Ferguson