City issues guidelines for reopening of outdoor farmers’ markets

Farmers’ markets could soon be operating at sites throughout the city. Mark McAllister with the latest on what’s open and closed, and what you can and can’t do in Toronto at this point in the pandemic.

By News Staff

The City of Toronto says the St. Lawrence Market’s outdoor market will reopen on Saturday while providing guidelines on when and how other farmers’ markets across the city can safely reopen.

The city says the outdoor market is being relocated to Market Street between The Esplanade and Wilton Street which will allow for physical distancing.

The outdoor market will operate between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. and customers are strongly encouraged to wear a non-medical mask or face covering while shopping.

As for the farmers’ markets currently operating on 22 City-permitted sites, Toronto Public Health has developed guidelines on such things as crowd control, physical distancing, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting that they must adhere to before they can reopen. A list of those guidelines can be found here.

The regulations will cover the following City-permitted market sites:

Civic Squares:

    Albert Campbell Square, David Pecaut Square, East York Civic Centre, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Mel Lastman Square and Nathan Phillips Square


    Dufferin Grove Park, East Lynn Park, Flemingdon Park, Humber Bay Park West, Jonathan Ashbridge Park, June Rowlands Park, Lakeshore Village Park, Masaryk Park, Riverdale Park West, R.V. Burgess Park, Sorauren Avenue Park, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Underpass Park, Withrow Park, Wychwood Barns

Toronto Museums and Historic Sites:

    Montgomery Inn

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