What We're About

Our Mission


 Our goal is to be the platform. For our community to support your business. For your business to support our community. For you to develop and grow your business. For our community to develop and grow our children. Our goal is create a space that allows people walking to see themselves.

Our Melanin MRKT Family


We would love to hear from you. If you know of any brands that should be sold inside Melanin MRKT or have a product you would like us to carry send us an email. We love to have suggetions on how we can make our store better to service you.  Stay tuned for updates and if you aren't already following us be sure to check us out on Instagram and Facebook. 

March Modness!


 We really believe in what we are doing and it seems like the community does too. With that being said we are doubling the size of the store this month! This will allows us to provide even more space for entrepreneurs and a better shopping experience to our customer. Haven't been to the store in a while? Come and check out some of our new vendors!

Questions The Need Answers


Is This a Pop Up Shop?

We are not a pop up.  We are a store inside the Pickering Markets opened every weekend Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm

Is Melanin MRKT a black owned company?

Yes we are but more importantly 90% of the brands we carry are black owned companies, authors and artists. When you support Melanin MRKT your money is going right back into your community.

Why are you calling Melanin MRKT a retail store if you are a market booth?

We have big plans for the Melanin MRKT! We will be a fully operational store in 2020. 

I already sell my products on my own website or online?

That’s great! We support all our vendors and will even direct customers to your website. We just want to be another avenue for customers to access products that represents them. 

How does Melanin MRKT decide which products will be sold in the store?

The first is the product itself. Does it represent people of colour? Is it safe? Is there a need for it? Lastly is it in line with the Melanin MRKT mission? The next is your passion. That really matters to us. We are passionate about Melanin MRKT and want vendors who are equally as passionate about their business. We feature our vendors on our social media platforms. We want our customers to know you and understand they aren’t just supporting Melanin MRKT they’re supporting your dreams. Lastly branding. How does your product present itself? As a new business we understand that everyone might not be so great with this. Fear not. We’re here to help. If we believe in your brand and really want it to be a part of the Melanin MRKT we’ll work with our vendors and assist them with branding. Email us for more details.

I don't have products to sell but I do have services to offer. Any where I can fit in?

Absolutely! Send us and email at info@melaninmrkt.com and let's discuss how we can fit you in. 

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Contact Us

If you are an entrepreneur creating products that represent people of colour, we would love to connect with you.

We are located just East of Brock Rd on Bayly (south of the 401) inside Pickering Markets

We are located at the end of Aisle H


Unit 1515 Aisle H - inside Pickering Markets 1400 Squires Beach Rd, Pickering, ON L1W 4B9

647-545-8755 647-887-7672













9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Friday Only (December 21st) we will be open from 4pm - 9pm 



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