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Toronto Has A New Post-To-Pay Pop-Up & All Your Fave Local Brands Will Be There

Just post on Instagram or TikTok to get free local goodies.

Toronto Has A New Post-To-Pay Pop-Up & All Your Fave Local Shops Will Be There

Having your finger on the pulse of the latest pop-ups in the 6ix is the key to Insta-worthy content and fun times year round. This month's must-visit event is the Pick-Me-Ups by MilkUP pop-up, inspired by MilkUP's love of all things local. And since Ontario dairy travels from farm to fridge in as little as three days, it's as local as you can get.

This post-to-pay soiree comes alive on Queen Street from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday through Saturday — daily quantities are limited so arrive early, and follow @milkupontario for regular updates. Get ready for aesthetic photo-ops, free goodies, live music and all of your favourite local vendors. If that sounds like your jam, swing by before it ends on October 2.

Getting in the door is as easy as flashing your phone screen to prove that you follow @milkupontario on TikTok or Instagram. From there, you can grab a tote full of free swag featuring AdamTheIllustrator designs, a tee, patches, pins, and stickers. This curated event is full of creative local makers — so many that you'll likely want to plan a return visit.

Come for the creamy treats, stay for the vendors and live performances. Be sure to snap a photo in front of the milk carton wall and post to TikTok or Instagram tagging @milkupontario and #PMUxMilkUP.

You'll get one post-to-pay treat from each section of the pop-up. First stop: Milky's Coffee for a Maple Milk Latte, then grab some custom cookies from Toronto's famous Lindsey Gazel. Save some room for a scoop of Peaches & Cream Crumble Ice Cream from Ruru Baked. The best part: all of these delicious treats are made with local Ontario dairy.

Snag a sweet vintage fit from local wardrobe consultant, Sheezus, and top up your nail collection with press-ons from Naked Beauty Bar. Complete the look with a handcrafted beaded necklace from Buttercup Studio.

Anyone who's into the Toronto music scene can tune in for a stacked lineup: Jessia on September 23, Ralph on September 24, Ari Hicks on September 25 and Tyler Shaw on September 30.

Before you call it a day, grab a milk-and-cookie glazed donut from Cops Doughnuts and a mini-cheesecake from Kwento Cakes for the road.

There's no need to bring your wallet along — your IG and Tik Tok posts of the fresh treats and cute accessories are the only payment needed. Just show off your social profiles and you're good to go.

Heading to the Pick-Me-Ups event is guaranteed to make your fall season 2% better (get it?). All it'll cost is an aesthetic post on Instagram or TikTok; a pretty sweet price to have fun while supporting local creators.

Pick Me Ups by MilkUP

When: Open now until October 2, Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily quantities are limited, so arrive early and follow @milkupontario for updates.

Address: 639 Queen St. W. (Corner of Queen & Bathurst), Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Free goodies, live events and local makers.

Check out MilkUp Ontario online or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for creamy and nutritious inspiration.

In Ontario, a vaccine passport is required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

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