St. John's Community Market

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The City of St. John’s is continuing construction of the new Community Market to be located at the former Metrobus depot on 245 Freshwater Rd with a planned opening to the public on July 21, 2018.

This project, which was identified in the City's Economic Roadmap 2021, has been in development for several years. The City has partnered with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Government of NL and the St. John's Farmers' Market Cooperative to make this project a reality. Supporters of the project also include the Aviva Community Fund, and VOCM Cares Foundation.

Expected to open in 2018,


The City of St. John’s is continuing construction of the new Community Market to be located at the former Metrobus depot on 245 Freshwater Rd with a planned opening to the public on July 21, 2018.

This project, which was identified in the City's Economic Roadmap 2021, has been in development for several years. The City has partnered with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Government of NL and the St. John's Farmers' Market Cooperative to make this project a reality. Supporters of the project also include the Aviva Community Fund, and VOCM Cares Foundation.

Expected to open in 2018, the space will be the new home of the St. John’s Farmers’ Market Co-operative and will also include public space for meetings and gatherings, opportunities for outdoor vendors, all in the centre of the City.

A session was held on May 18, 2017 to talk to the neighbours about what the project means to their neighbourhood.

UPDATE: At its regular meeting on June 5, 2017, Council awarded the tender for the construction of the Community Market to Redwood Construction.

Consultation has concluded
  • Community Market Handover to Operator St.John’s Farmers’ Market

    about 1 month ago
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    The City of St. John’s and the St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative signed a lease agreement for the St. John’s Community Market at 245 Freshwater Road on June 15, 2018. This event culminates several years of work by the City and partners in bringing together the vision of a community market. Identified as an important initiative in Economic Roadmap 2021, the City-owned former bus depot was repurposed and reconstructed by the City, and the St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative will operate it on behalf of the community.

    The project was financed through government and community funding agencies. The City of St. John’s contributed $2 million through its capital budget, close to $1.17 million came from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and $490,000 from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation. The St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative contributed $100,000 through fundraisers and funding agencies including the Aviva Community Fund, the Community Fund of NL, and VOCM Cares.



    The City of St. John’s and the St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative signed a lease agreement for the St. John’s Community Market at 245 Freshwater Road on June 15, 2018. This event culminates several years of work by the City and partners in bringing together the vision of a community market. Identified as an important initiative in Economic Roadmap 2021, the City-owned former bus depot was repurposed and reconstructed by the City, and the St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative will operate it on behalf of the community.

    The project was financed through government and community funding agencies. The City of St. John’s contributed $2 million through its capital budget, close to $1.17 million came from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and $490,000 from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation. The St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative contributed $100,000 through fundraisers and funding agencies including the Aviva Community Fund, the Community Fund of NL, and VOCM Cares.



  • Construction continues...new front doors

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    New front doors nov 14