The Pop-Up Shop Project

Shop windowWhat is a Pop-up shop?

A pop-up shop is a temporary store that opens in an empty retail space.

The History of The Pop-Up Project:
Twenty-three pop-up shops have been hosted by DECA since October 2012. The work of over 100 community volunteers, property owners and entrepreneurs is revitalizing the main commercial strip of on Danforth East. We match entrepreneurs & artists and their business plans, to landlords with vacant storefronts. The community has come out in droves to support this innovative initiative, from real estate agents, to community members, to landlords.
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We would like to thank and acknowledge Renew Newcastle and Renew New Tecumseth whose revitalization programs have both influenced and inspired the design of this project.

Interested in running a pop-up shop?
Apply now by following the instructions on this page.

Interested in getting involved:
The Pop-Up Project is always looking for new landlords and volunteers to get involved with the project. Our focus is on Danforth between Main St. and Monarch Park Ave. Join our email list for regular updates and to learn about opportunities to volunteer.

Are you a property owner on Danforth who may want to get involved? Please email us at

The project is supported by a grant from the Metcalf Foundation in partnership with Woodgreen Community Services

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