St. John's Community Market

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Consultation has concluded


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.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Consultation is closed, please direct your question directly to the operators, the St. John's Farmer's Market .

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    Hello! I’m a plant based chef and nutritionist and I’m just reading about all the other functions of the market besides the farmers market. I’m looking for space to do workshops and classes and sell product occasionally. I’ve emailed the farmers market a few times but no response. Could you point me in the right direction ? Thanks so much! Ashley

    AshleyM asked over 3 years ago

    Thanks for your question Ashley. The City of St. John's has signed a lease agreement with the St. John's Farmers' Market who will operate the Community Market and therefore be responsible for managing the community and workshop space. I am providing a link to their website here for contact information. They are currently working on the grand opening of the market to take place on July 21st.

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    Will there be much natural sunlight?

    devlink asked over 3 years ago

    With 11 overhead doors and multiple windows, there will be natural light in the market space.


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    Will the general public be able to purchase tables to sell yard sale goods, etc?

    Charmaine Squires asked over 4 years ago

    A: The Community Market will be run by the St. John's Farmer's Market Cooperative, so they would be best ones to contact with your question.


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    Regarding the St. John's Community Market Information Session, I would like to attend. Is it open to the general public? Thank-you!

    Charmaine Squires asked over 4 years ago

    A: The session is intended for residents of the neighbourhood where the construction is taking place, however anyone can attend.