Gorman House Markets – Market Review 27-AUG-05

johnboy 31 August 2005 11

Saturday morning saw me take the camera down to Gorman House markets for what I hope will become a series of market reviews around town.

No War Logo at Gorman House

I think this one speaks for itself.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure, Gorman House is an arts complex on the Northern portion of Ainslie Avenue, hard to miss really.

Exterior of Gorman House Markets

The Food Courtyard is one of the real highlights of the place, especially in spring when it isn’t too hot in the sun and not too cold.

Gorman House Food Courtyard

The courtyards and cloisters are what really makes this eclectic event.

Gorman House Courtyard

Which is not to say there isn’t a hell of a lot going on in the buildings surrounding the courtyards.

Gorman House interior

There are always a lot of clothes on sale at Gorman House. I don’t think they’re all flares. But I could be wrong.

Clothes on sale at Gorman House.

And there’s a fair bit of produce to be found.

Produce at Gorman House

In any event, if you’re experiencing a Saturday morning there are far worse ways to spend it.

Another Gorman House Courtyard

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11 Responses to Gorman House Markets – Market Review 27-AUG-05
spin462002 spin462002 7:54 am 12 Mar 07

I was there last Saturday and it was well worth finding a car park and just sitting in the courtyard under the huge Hawthorn tree and watching the world go by with an excellent coffee in hand! An eclectic mix of stalls and people and live music too.(it was lunchtime and the food stalls were busy) It’s not just a place for aging hippies, there was something for everyone and the building itself exudes a peaceful ambiance and makes for a very pleasant sojourn on a Saturday afternoon. Check it out, you will be surprised!

bonfire bonfire 10:28 am 02 Sep 05

think i might pay a visit to Gorman markets on saturday. if anyone sees me – say hello.

el el 3:58 pm 01 Sep 05

Yeah Cody had some great stuff there…I vaguely (very vaguely) remember hearing he was working somewhere restoring old media of some sort…Screensound or National Archives perhaps?

bonfire bonfire 1:25 pm 01 Sep 05

sage is a great restaraunt, with excellent food and service.

however, they are also ‘child friendly’ which means you have to endure screaming little shits while mum and dad pretend it aint happening.

children should be banned from food serving establishments until the age of 16 at least.

i do miss the bootleg tape seller from gorman. anyone know where he went ? his name was cody i think.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 12:50 pm 01 Sep 05

The tree in the 4th pic is awesome!

blossy blossy 10:07 am 01 Sep 05

True, true, but all good 🙂

terubo terubo 7:52 am 01 Sep 05

I bet you look good in that T-shirt, JB! (pic.1)

johnboy johnboy 6:58 am 01 Sep 05

I consider them more a restaurant myself.

but we have reviewed them before

blossy blossy 6:30 am 01 Sep 05

Sage is a lovely little cafe too.

bohemianphilosophy bohemianphilosophy 11:18 pm 31 Aug 05

Cool, Johnboy! It’s good that you helped sussed out that place. I meant to go there eons ago but never got around to it. I’m not sure if it was a good market place.

And I like antique stuff so it should works out right.

Kerces Kerces 11:09 pm 31 Aug 05

I’ve only been there once or twice and my impression was too many old clothes and records. But i did find some of the stalls that go to Kingston markets of a Sunday, including a girl who makes nice clothes (not old ones), and for a northsider like me it’s a lot less far to go.

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