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Allistair Macrae: The Antique Man

Congratulations on winning Platinum for the Toronto Star’s Readers Choice Award. Although he has a full-time job in Markham, “this is my passion. I love Orono.” The Antique Market is home to ten vendors, some of whom help manage it during the week. Oronofest was a big thing for Macrae. Business has been good and just this week ten pieces of furniture left the market. The general customer range is within about two to two and half hours, with lots of people from Toronto. Orono is on the way to lots of places that people go to on the weekends as well. Sunday was a miserable weather day but customers were at the Market. Macrae and crew work hard at cataloguing and accounting for everything, and “it’s constant staging,” he says.

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