Toque Craft Fair is an annual community event and fundraiser hosted by Western Front. It showcases a curated selection of British Columbia-based artists, craftspeople, and designers who make textiles, ceramics, jewellery, bags, stationery, and home and body products.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Toque took the form of a vibrant online marketplace where shoppers could virtually browse and buy a curated selection of goods. 

Toque is all about goodwill, community, and fostering sustainability for artists and artist-run culture in Vancouver. The participating artists, craftspeople, and designers generously donated 30% of all sales to support Western Front’s artistic program.

Participating vendors included Anita Sikma Design, AW by Andrea Wong, Cloth Tone, Cracher Dans La Soupe Parfum, Cultivate Tea, Draw Me A Lion, Erin Templeton, fancypop, Goodbeast, Haley Hunt-Brondwin, Henderson Dry Goods, Homecoming Candles, Julia Chirka, Kate Metten Ceramics, Littlecrane Beadworks, Nathalee Paolinelli Ceramics, Nectrous Botanicals, NEW LOoK Studio, Paperbacknote, Project Weekend, See You Soon Studio, Studio Daisy, Studio Note, The Little Things, The Planet Sun, Tony Dubroy, tuk + milo, WarmAndDrift, and Woolf Glass.

In 2021, the fair was dedicated to the memory of Fiona Curtis, who was pivotal to reimagining and growing Western Front’s holiday craft fair as Toque. Curtis’s warm-hearted support of the local arts, craft, design, and fashion community is an enduring inspiration.

Presented with the support of Buy-Low Foods, G&F Financial Group, and Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.