Farmers’ markets in strike mode: What’s open, what’s closed

Farmers’ markets in strike mode: What’s open, what’s closed

Fruits of labour dispute: The city strike hits the markets (Photo by Natalie Maynor) 

Toronto’s summertime farmers’ markets will be a lot less abundant for the duration of the municipal strike. Markets on private property will still be trading all things fresh and local, but the situation gets a little more complicated for those that operate on city-owned land. Markets at civic centres and city squares are cancelled for now, though organizers are scrambling to find alternate locations; those in city parks have technically had their permits revoked, but all are planning to set up anyway—some in nearby locations, others in their usual public green spaces (though they will be without washroom service and electricity). After the jump, our list of which markets are open, which are closed, and which are changing location.

Closed
• Nathan Phillips Square
• East York Civic Centre
• Etobicoke Civic Centre
• Metro Hall Farmers’ Market
• North York Civic Centre

Open, but Altered
• Riverdale Farm – moved to the north side of Winchester on The Boulevard
• Dufferin Grove – no snack bar or wood-fired-oven breads
• Sorauren Park – set up on Wabash St. on the south side of the park this past Monday; planning to go ahead next week

Open in Usual Location

• St. Lawrence Market
• Stonegate Farmers’ Market
• Sherway Gardens
• The Chef’s Market and Farmers’ Market, Don Valley Brick Works
• Village Market at Toronto Waldorf School
• Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market
• Liberty Village
• SickKids Hospital (University Ave.)
• Historic St. Andrew’s
• Guildwood Village Farmers’ Market
• BirchCliff Village Market
• BirchCliff Indoor Village Market
• Weston Farmers’ Market
• Sunshine Garden Market (CAMH grounds, Queen St. W.)
• East Lynn Park
• Yonge-Eglinton AppleTree Farmers’ Market
• Distillery District Farmers’ Market
• Green Barn Market
• Trinity Bellwoods
• Withrow Park
• Flemingdon Park Good Food Market
• Lakeshore LAMP Good Food Market