About Lachine market
Situated a few steps from the Lachine Canal bicycle path, the Lachine Market has a long and rich history. It is the oldest public market in Montréal: opened in 1845 on the site of the borough’s current town hall, it was the heart of the town’s economic district. Destroyed by a fire in 1866, the market reopened 40 years later on Notre-Dame Street. The 1960s was a difficult period, with the emergence of supermarkets and the deindustrialization of the area. However, the Lachine Market rebounded, and today it is burgeoning. It has been open year-round since 2004.
At the Lachine Market, you’ll find Fromagerie Atwater de Lachine, as well as Gaufrabec, where you can taste their delicious waffles, either plain or with maple syrup or chocolate. Which tempts you most?
Market gardeners set up their stands in the summer season. Then, in an atmosphere redolent with the scent of flowers, herbs and other typical market aromas, you can stroll through the various outdoor aisles and visit your producers and merchant.
In the fall, you’ll find big fat pumpkins at Jardins Beaudin. Be sure to check out Lory Fleurs’ magnificent fall baskets and multi-coloured potted chrysanthemums. And don’t miss Chez Suzanne’s fruit and vegetable stall to discover every variety of apple grown in Québec!
During the holiday season, the Maison des Jeunes de Lachine* sells beautiful Christmas trees at the market every day until December 23. Every Christmas tree purchase supports the Maison des Jeunes’ activities!
Whether you’re a locavore or on the hunt for gastronomic treasure, you’ll find high quality, seasonal and fresh produce every day from your growers and processors.
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*The Maison des Jeunes works with youth aged 12 to 17. Its mission is to ensure that these young people become critical-thinking, active and responsible citizens.