As you may know, We are in the throes of Market planning – our TWO major markets are coming up soon and we’re finalising applications and acceptances and are gearing up for a great season!

Our ETSY Made in Canada Market will be returning to the Aurora Cultural Centre so make sure you RSVP to that –

AND – our 2nd Annual Holiday Market is back this year too – – Both of these markets are going to have MORE vendors, MORE DIY stuff (We’ve got some great Instructors lined up!) and LOADS of great finds!

In and amongst all of these great market plans, we’ve had some amazing changes come to life.. We wanted to let you know of some changes that will be happening by way of this post!

We are changing our name to reflect our group’s mandate a little better and to make our group more inclusive! From this point forward, our name will be “York Region Handcrafted Maker’s Association” or “York Makers” for short!

You will still have the best of the Handcrafted Industry in York Region, you will still see amazing curated products in our feeds and social channels and you will still see LOCAL Artisans from across York Region!

You will also STILL see our awesome Markets, they will still be juried for quality and variety but again, you will be able to see MORE! One exception will be our Made in Canada Market – That will stay EXCLUSIVE to ETSY Shop Owners.

So why the change? Well, NOW we will be including Artisans that do NOT have an ETSY shop as well as ones who DO! More Artisans means more handcrafted greatness, means more opportunities to #ShopLocal!

We are SUPER excited about this adjustment and can’t wait to start showcasing EVEN MORE!!

Stay tuned as you see our names changing and our social channels changing too.. Follow us on Instagram under “YorkRegionMakers” and you can start checking our new website anytime (Keeping in mind we’re still updating it!) at – At some point in the near future, this website will cease to exist and will be pointed to the new site.

We want to say Thank YOU for supporting us throughout the past year as we launched ETSY York Region and we’re looking forward to giving you MORE Handcrafted insight into our beautiful Region of York!

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, please feel free to contact us – Same team, same support system and same great vision! or 905-830-6243