About Atwater market
Situated in Montréal’s Southwest borough, close to the Lachine Canal, Atwater Market takes its name from the avenue bordering it, which in turn was named after Edwin Atwater, a 19th century businessman and city councillor. The market has been in operation since 1933, and its Art Deco-style architecture places it among the most beautiful buildings in the city.
Open year-round, Atwater Market is celebrated for its many butcher shops and cheesemongers, its horticultural producers in the spring, and its market gardeners, who set up their stands around the building as soon as summer begins. Shopkeepers also provide a wide variety of fresh, refined and original merchandise.
Whether you’re a locavore or on the hunt for gastronomic treasure, you will find high quality, seasonal and fresh products from your producers and processors every day. The merchants’ know-how has been passed down from the generations before them behind the stalls. It’s now the new generation who are hard at work hard perpetuating Atwater Market’s reputation.
Atwater market is open year-round and its enthusiastic and experienced producers and merchants offer fresh and locally grown or processed foods, and discoveries from other places. Every year, after the first frosts, walls are erected around the market so you can shop in comfort, sheltered from the winter’s chill.
Towards the end of April, when it starts to warm up, our logistics team removes Atwater Market’s “winter coat.” The walls are put away until October. The outdoor season begins with the arrival of the first horticulturalists, followed by market gardeners. 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 merchants.
During the summer season, be sure to visit the Pôle des saveurs, a focal point for innovative and tasty fast food. Its restaurateurs offer Vietnamese and Reunion Island cuisine, barbecue, tapas, ice cream and other refreshments. Set yourself down at one of the picnic tables at the Pôle, or on the large patio facing the Lachine Canal and let your tastebuds be tempted.
Atwater Market is also easy to access on bus or Metro, with stops a few minutes away. There are also 500 outdoor parking spaces close by.
At Atwater Market, we love to celebrate every time of the year, and many activities are organized, including culinary demonstrations, gourmet “walkabouts,” cinq à septs, and workshops, so come on down and join in on the fun!
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