A New Future for Montreal’s Public Markets
Montreal, April 3, 2021 – The Corporation de gestion des marchés publics de Montréal (CGMPM) is proud to announce an update to its mission and values, and a new vision to guide the development of the city’s public markets for the next five years.
The update follows a series of consultations with members and strategic partners, and was ratified by a 92% vote at the Corporation’s annual general meeting on March 29 and 30.
“With our renewed vision and mission, the public markets have a solid foundation for building their future,” said Serge Marticotte, chair of the Corporation’s board. “We are already working on key projects for merchants and consumers. The membership’s strong support sends a clear message: our public markets are focused on the future.”
To improve access to fresh food through a network of public markets that brings Montrealers closer to local farmers and agri-food businesses.
We are committed to developing a human-scale network of public markets that will help make Montreal an accessible, sustainable and healthy city.
Transparency – Responsiveness – Agility – Diversity – Accessibility – Responsibility – Proximity
About the Corporation de gestion des marchés publics de Montréal
The Corporation de gestion des marchés publics de Montréal is a social economy enterprise responsible for the planning, development and operation of Montreal’s public markets. Its mission is improve access to fresh food through a network of public markets that brings Montrealers closer to local farmers and agri-food businesses. Since 1993, it has been mandated by the Ville de Montréal to manage the Atwater, Jean-Talon and Maisonneuve markets, six neighbourhood markets and three Solidarity markets. It is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors composed of five merchants and five residents of the Montreal urban agglomeration. Its membership includes nearly 200 merchants active at the public markets. The Corporation’s network of public markets is frequented by more than three quarters of Montrealers, with more than 3 million visits annually.