A Brampton flea market that closed most of its shopping area last weekend without warning will not be re-opening anytime soon.
An online notice says the flea market located at 75 Parkhurst Square will be closed “for the next few weeks” due to the province-wide stay-at-home order caused by COVID-19. The government measures are expected to last a month and possibly longer.
Situated near the intersection of Steeles Ave E and Airport Rd,, the large marketplace abruptly closed two of its three buildings last Saturday, April 3 leaving both vendors and customers out in the cold wondering why they weren’t allowed in.
Adding to the confusion is that two-different markets operate on the site, the 747 Flea Market and the Vendor’s Flea Market. Both appear to have different operating procedures.
Last weekend vendors said they were given no explanation for the closure with many adding that COVID protocols at that time allowed for limited capacity in the market.
Usually the complex operates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with vendors selling a wide variety of products including food, jewellery and cosmetics, furniture, art, electronics and more. Some vendors say they’ve been selling their wares there for more than 30 years.