Brampton has been exploring the possibility of a year-round farmers’ market in the city’s Central Area.
After 30 successful years running the downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market and the launch of the Mount Pleasant Market, the city felt it was time to start examining the viability of a year-round market.
Last year city staff presented a work plan to the Economic Development Committee that outlined their plans to conduct a feasibility study.
The study has been in the works, and public consultations were successfully conducted last year resulting in positive feedback.
Now city staff is slated to present a business case to City Council this winter in hopes of receiving approval to move forward with the market.
Plenty of cities in and around the GTA have successful year-round markets including Toronto with its ever-popular St. Lawrence Market. Thornhill, Hamilton, and Kitchener all have them too.
Brampton once had a permanent market over a century ago in 1854. It was located inside the Old Fire Hall at 2 Chapel Street which originally acted as the town hall and market at the time.
No market location has been identified yet. However, the city’s Central Area is located along Queen Street from McLaughlin Road to Bramalea Road, including all of Downtown Brampton, and as part of the area’s growth plan, it would be located somewhere along the corridor.
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Map – Divyesh Mistry