Vendors at one of Brampton’s biggest flea markets were confused today to find the market closed, leaving them locked out.
Two of the three buildings at 747 Flea Market, located at 75 Parkhurst Square near the intersection of Steeles Ave E and Airport Rd, are currently closed — despite the market announcing on Thursday that it would remain open this weekend.
Vendors say they were given no reason or explanation at all for the closure, with many waiting outside since 9 a.m. this morning (the time that the building is supposed to open to vendors).
It hasn’t been confirmed at this time whether the closure is related to COVID-19 or the province-wide lockdown that went into effect today but still allows stores and retailers to stay open at limited capacities.
747 Flea Market typically opens to customers from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with vendors selling a wide variety of products including food, jewelry, appliances, art, electronics and more. Some vendors say they’ve been selling their wares there for more than 30 years.
Insauga has reached out to 747 Flea Market and Peel Public Health for comment, and has not yet received a response at this time.
We’ll update with further information as it comes.