We are recruiting
We’re looking for specialized food retailers to join the existing range of products available in our markets! Are you passionate about local spirits, spices from all over the world, small pots, great gourmet products or the art of the table in all its variations? Are your family or friends urging you to take the plunge? Are you looking for an audience with whom you can share your knowledge and expertise?
The Montreal’s public Markets are the ideal place to open a specialized shop that matches your ambitions. Discover the possibilities that are open to you.
We have seasonal opportunities or year-round premises to meet your various needs!
Types of location available
Restaurant zone – Seasonal space
Surface area: From approximately 200 square foot.
– Water* and variable electrical capacity;
– Access to parking space.
Commercialization calendar: From May to October
Jean-Talon Market: From May 3 to 20, 2024 (minimum of 3 days per week – Friday, Saturday and Sunday), from May 21 to October 14, 2024 (minimum of 4 days per week – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and from October 15 to 20, 2024 (minimum of 3 days per week – Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
Atwater Market: 7 days per week during the summer season. All spaces are allocated for the 2024 summer season. Stay tuned for 2025.
Rate: Varies by location and commercialization period.
*Water supply only available for restaurant concepts.
N.B.: Tenants are responsible for their stall, including design, construction and equipment. We’ll be happy to discuss this with you, to help you decide on your approach and make the job easier!
Space for rent
Would you like to open a store and have a year-round presence in one of our markets? Find out more about our vacancies!
Would you like to take part in an event at one of our major markets?
Find out more about our events program or contact the events team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Why it’s great to sell at Montreal’s public Markets?
- Access to a large customer base: 3 out of 4 Montrealers visit Montreal’s public Markets for a total of 3 million annual visits;
- Marketing and promotional support provided by the public Markets’ team;
- A unique direct sales experience and exceptional contact with customers;
- Event programming for all audiences;
- Supply network of fresh local produce;
- A tight-knit business community with nearly 200 tenant members who participate in the short-distance food circuit;
- Access to a charitable unsold-food reclamation project to contribute to community life.
In their own words
« Having a location in Maisonneuve Market allows me to have a highly specialized boutique, because my offerings are complemented by what my neighbours sell. That means I can focus on the projects that I’m most passionate about and I can offer the customers my expertise.» (Ibrahim Abdelgaawd, Fromagerie Maisonneuve – Maisonneuve Market)
« We owe much of our success to synergies with our artisan neighbours. Their commitment attracts level of traffic that are hard to find anywhere other than a public Market, and that has allowed us to reach customers who have a natural interest in our products. » (Ethné et Philippe de Vienne, Épices de cru – Jean-talon Market)
« I took over the family business that my father founded in 1984. He believed in the market’s potential, and that’s why we’ve built such a solid customer base over the last 38 years. They are interested in trying new things, and ready to pay for high-quality products. » (Carl Ouellette, Vrac du Marché – Atwater Market)
« There’s no better place than the market for selling our products. We can offer unique artisanal items to customers who know exactly where their food came from. It’s a hub for the short-distance food circuit and a great showcase for producers. » ( Daniel Joseph, Balkani – Jean-Talon Market)