What are the markets’ opening hours?
You will find hours for all of our markets by clicking the MORE INFO button for the market you’re interested in on the main markets page.
Are the markets open year-round? What about statutory holidays?
Montreal’s public markets are open every day except December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 2.
As for statutory holidays, the markets remain open but hours may be reduced. You can find hours on each market’s page or by looking for notices posted in the markets a few days before a holiday. Please note that certain merchants’ hours may differ.If in doubt, please contact your favourite vendors directly.
Where are the markets and what’s the best way to get there?
All of our markets are on the Island of Montreal, and all are within walking distance of at least one metro station. It is also possible to visit our markets by driving or cycling. Jean Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve markets have outdoor and/or indoor parking. Bike racks are available near our markets, as are Bixi stations.
You can find the exact location of each market and directions for getting there using our interactive map.
What kinds of products are sold in the different markets?
Montreal’s public markets have nearly 175 vendors ranging from farmers and food artisans to specialized merchants and restaurateurs. They sell fresh produce, prepared foods and specialty items.
View the full list of vendors, including their business hours and market location.
Are there any family events or activities organised at the markets?
Visit our Events page to find out about upcoming activities –there’s always something happening in our markets! You can also follow us on social media to get our latest news.
What forms of payment are accepted at the markets?
Payment methods accepted at Montreal’s public Markets may vary from merchant to merchant. Generally speaking, the most common payment methods, such as cash, debit and credit, are accepted by most vendors.
If in doubt, please ask the merchant about the payment methods they accept. ATMs can be found in each market.
Is there parking available in or near the markets?
Jean Talon Market has paid underground parking on Henri-Julien Street, a smaller underground garage on Casgrain Avenue, and a paid outdoor lot on Casgrain Avenue. These parking facilities have a total of 390 spaces.
Atwater Market has 265 parking spaces (free of charge for up to 90 minutes) accessible from Greene Avenue or Atwater Street.
There is a free outdoor parking lot behind Maisonneuve Market.
We encourage you to use active transportation. Our mission is to improve access to fresh products through a network of stands located close to metro stations or easily accessible via walking, cycling, Bixi or bus!
Our markets are close to the following metro stations:
🚇 Jean-Talon and De Castelnau (Jean Talon Market)
🚇 Lionel-Groulx (Atwater Market)
🚇 Pie-IX and Viau (Maisonneuve Market)
Our neighbourhood markets:
🚇 Mont-Royal – Kiosque Mont-Royal
🚇 Ahuntsic –Ahuntsic-Cartierville Market
🚇 Côte-des-Neiges –Jean Brillant Market
🚇 Sherbrooke – Le K (in Carré Saint-Louis)
🚇 Champ-de-Mars (in Place Jacques Cartier)
Are bicycles allowed in the markets? Is bicycle parking available?
For safety reasons, you are not allowed to ride a bicycle inside any of the markets. However, you are allowed to walk your bike inside the markets.
A more practical solution: bicycle racks are available outside each market. There are also Bixi stations at the Jean Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve markets (seasonal).
Do you sell gift cards or gift baskets?
We sell a variety of items in our online store including gift certificates, greeting cards, shopping bags and hats.
Gift certificates start at $10 and are valid at all of our markets. You can order them online and have them sent to you, or you can pick them up at Jean Talon or Atwater market.
Do you have a lost-and-found?
We’re sorry if you lost something!
Items found at Jean Talon Market are kept in the office on the second floor of the market building. Items found in the Atwater Market are held in the office at 155 Greene Avenue, 3rd floor, Montreal, H4C 2H6.
If your lost item has not been found, we can take your contact information and get in touch if it is found. Otherwise, you can try contacting merchants you visited directly. Click here to contact us.
Are pets allowed in the market?
Unfortunately, agriculture, food and fisheries ministry regulations prohibit pets in Montreal’s public markets – no matter how cute they are.
Certified service animals that are specifically trained to assist a handicapped person are, of course, always welcome.
Do the markets have restaurants and fast-food stands?
Montreal’s public markets have plenty of culinary experts who run year-round restaurants such as Crêperie du Marché, Gourmands d’ici, Première Moisson, Brûlerie aux Quatre-Vents, Mangue et melon and Sushi Shop at Jean Talon Market. Meanwhile, Atwater Market is home to Pizza Mia, Brûlerie aux Quatre-Vents, Première Moisson and Sushi Shop, and Première Moisson can be found at Maisonneuve Market.
In our summer season – May to October – Jean Talon and Atwater markets have outdoor food service areas. They are concentrated in Jean Talon Market’s zone 3 and Atwater Market’s zone 12 (known as the «Pôle des saveurs»).
Do you have a delivery service?
Montreal’s public markets do not have a delivery service. However, individual merchants may offer delivery – contact them to ask for details!
Are there guided tours or organized market walks?
Montreal’s public markets do not provide guided tours. However, a variety of private organizations offer such tours.
What are the summer-mode dates for Atwater and Jean Talon markets?
Atwater and Jean Talon markets are open year-round thanks to temporary walls that shelter merchants and shoppers during the cold months. In May, we remove these walls and open up more outdoor space for farmers and horticulturists for the summer season. The walls are reinstalled in October.
Are the streets bordering the Jean-Talon Market reserved for pedestrians?
The two streets called Marché-du-Nord are reserved for pedestrians from June 1 to October 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday and on public holidays. All summer, activities are organized on these streets. At all other times, these streets are open to vehicles.
How can I become a vendor?
We are always looking for farmers and horticulturists, artisans and processors, restaurateurs and specialized retailers to help diversify product offerings and enliven our markets. Rental opportunities ranging from weekends to seasons to multi-year leases are available.
Click here to learn more about how to sell in Montreal’s public markets.
What are the Kiosques de la Relève and who are they for?
The Kiosques de la Relève are turnkey spaces available by the day at Jean Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve markets in summertime. They are intended for young, local farmers and processors, offering them an opportunity to meet and sell directly to local consumers. This initiative of Montreal’s public markets facilitates access to the city’s markets for young companies. It is assisted by 50% financial support from the Union des producteurs agricoles. The Kiosques are open from May to October as a way to introduce consumers to Quebec’s new generation of food and agriculture professionals.
To learn more or to participate, click here.
I would like to work for a vendor in one of Montreal’s public markets. Are you hiring?
Individual vendors are responsible for hiring their own staff. Please contact them directly to learn about employment opportunities. When the market authority – Les Marchés publics de Montréal – is hiring, openings and application instructions are posted on this page.
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