The City relocated the Farmers’ and Sunday Antique Market vendors to a temporary market structure at 125 The Esplanade.
This site is immediately south of the South Market, and was chosen because it is close in proximity, City-owned and has nearby available parking (the Toronto Parking Authority garage at the foot of Market Street).
The temporary market structure is a one storey, pre-fabricated building with no traditional foundation. The hours of operation will be the same as the current hours for the Farmers’ Market and Sunday Antique Market, and in the warmer months, the outdoor stalls will continue. The two markets will operate for 2-3 years at this temporary location during the construction of the new North Market building.
City Council adopted a temporary zoning by-law for the site to enable it to be used as a temporary market.
See the evidence of the early market building as we were preparing the site for the temporary market.