Home
About us
Find your market
Become a vendor
Events
Media
Contact us
   fr
Markets
Merchants
Family Portraits
Jean-Talon Market Online
Bags and Gift Certificates
Products
Recipes
Blog
Arrivals
Find your market
About us
- Our partners
- Our Team
- Board of Directors
- Kiosques de la relève – Season 2022
Events
Media
Contact us
- Become a vendor
- Questions and inquiries
Les Marchés Publics de Montréal
May 13, 2021

Behind the scenes

All news

Behind the scenes

Like a caterpillar, we’ve metamorphosed to welcome you for the summer! Are you curious about what goes on inside a future butterfly’s cocoon? This week, we present an exclusive look inside our markets during their seasonal transformation. From walls coming down to colourful fresh paint to snowy days, you’ll see Jean-Talon and Atwater markets in a whole new light.

 

ATWATER

The walls protecting the market’s vendors during the winter had already been taken down when we started photographing Atwater Market. Under a grey April sky, we watched metal greenhouse frames gradually take shape. A few steps farther along the pavement, the green doors of the winter market and a stack of iron bars waited to be collected and taken to storage. The next day, there was a surprise snowfall! Awnings had to be folded up quickly to prevent them from tearing under the weight of the fresh snow. A truck arrived to take away items to be stored for the warm season. As luck would have it, the sun returned for the end of the work. A few seedlings and flowers were already on display, a delightful preview of the complete selection to be found in the colourful greenhouses starting in mid-May.


JEAN-TALON

At sunrise on April 26, the market was completely silent. Vendors had stowed their things the night before, to give the workers the room they need. It was the calm before the cacophony. For two days, the walls came down one after another, letting the fresh spring air fill the space. Stacks of white insulating panels could be seen everywhere. The next step would be to clean the entire floor. After a pass with brooms and mops, it was time to bring out the heavy artillery to spray away the last traces of winter. The vendors’ trucks started to appear one by one. The next step was to assemble their stands. Screw a board to a frame here, assemble a table there – it all happened amidst the unmistakable smell of fresh paint. The excitement was palpable. Summer is around the corner, to the great delight of every Montrealer.

Share...


Page Top

You may like...

July 13, 2022

Our 2022 event program

Montreal, July 13, 2022 – The Corporation de gestion des Marchés publics de Montréal is delighted to announce its summer event program for...

READ MORE

June 27, 2022

Thanksgiving Opening Hours

Jean-Talon Market Friday October 7th : 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday October 8th : 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday October 9th : 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday October 10th : 8...

READ MORE

May 27, 2022

The Kiosques de la Relève
return to Montreal’s three...

Montreal, May 30, 2022 - Montreal’s public markets are pleased to announce the return of the Kiosques de la Relève, launched last year as a pilot project at...

READ MORE

May 18, 2022

National Holiday’s opening hours

Jean-Talon Market Friday June 24 : 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday June 25 : 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday June 26 : 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Atwater Market Friday June 24 : 9...

READ MORE

May 10, 2022

New merchants at the Montreal’s public markets!

With the arrival of spring, the walls are coming down at the Jean-Talon and Atwater markets, whose open-air sections are welcoming horticulturists and farmers...

READ MORE

January 5, 2022

Opening Hours

Here’s all the information regarding our opening hours. Atwater Market Monday-Friday : 9am-6pm Saturday-Sunday : 9am-5pm Jean-Talon Market...

READ MORE

November 25, 2021

Holiday magic at the Atwater Christmas Village!

THE ATWATER CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IS OPEN! For this 5th edition, the Christmas Village welcomes 53 exhibitors among which a great offer of local food,...

READ MORE

November 25, 2021

Holiday magic at the Jean-Talon Christmas market!

THE JEAN-TALON CHRISTMAS MARKET IS OPEN! A wind of magic bis blowing on the Jean-Talon Market with the return of its Christmas Market from November 27 to...

READ MORE
Infolettre Marchés Publics de Montréal

Sign up to receive the latest news!


We will not sell, lease or exchange your personal data to,
or share your personal data with, any third party.