Montreal – Atwater Market

The 1933 clock tower building was meant to be a market from the beginning.  Despite the proximity of another market at the time of construction, the economic crisis  pushed the city to create jobs by supporting new constructions including this market.  While many were skeptic on the idea, the Atwater Market has been a surprising success.  The three-level building has also been used for military storage and exhibitions.  A fire was fortunately contained to the third level.

Offering fresh produce all year round, it has been an active place for years now and being next to the vibrant Lachine Canal Park, it is easily accessible.  In fact, the complete area has changed drastically over time. It is an active, renewed style.

The market building can accommodate about two dozen kiosks indoors. Outside, temporary seasonal farmers set up for a wider variety of products. From colorful flowers, to your marinated meat, to juicy fruits, crunchy vegetables, fresh bread, pizza, cheese or simply nuts, if you need to buy your picnic items, this is right place to stop.  A coffee shop, an ice cream shop and an olive oil store are little extra treats.

If you choose to reach the market by public transport, you will be closer if you get off at Lionel-Groulx Metro Station.   

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