TORONTO LOOKS AT REOPENING FARMERS' MARKETS

Jun 12, 2020

By Gavin Day

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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to be eased around the province, the City of Toronto is looking at the possibility of allowing farmer’s markets to reopen around the city.

Farmers' markets in Toronto | Toronto.com

Markets usually open early in spring and run until late fall. But since the markets usually become hubs of activity, they were naturally unable to open up due to the limited gathering rules in the city.

That could all soon change with markets potentially opening in the very near future in city spaces like squares and parks.

“City facilities are meant to be used by the public and by farmers’ markets. They one of the best uses of our spaces because they connect people with local, healthy, fresh food,” said Mayor John Tory at the city’s regular COVID-19 briefing.

Tory also announced that the St. Lawrence market will soon be opening up its annual outdoor produce market will open up this Saturday, June 13th.

The city also hopes to provide more information soon on when the other 22 city spaces that also host markets will be able to reopen.

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