Brampton has been managing the seasonal markets on Main Street for over 30 years and the Mount Pleasant market since 2015. Each brings unique opportunities for communities to come together and support local merchants. Building upon their successes, The Office of the Central Area started to explore the idea of establishing a year-round indoor market within the central area in April of 2016.
The first phase focused on benchmarking other sustainable year-round indoor markets throughout the GTHA. The second phase was all about community engagement. Pop-Up surveys were conducted at seasonal markets, at various locations around the city, on-line and a final World Café workshop was hosted in late October. The feedback was outstanding!
A key findings report will be presented to Council in winter 2017 providing direction for the third phase which is to develop a business case for the viability of a year-round indoor market within the downtown area.
Brampton is already home to two Farmers' Markets located Downtown and more recently in Mount Pleasant. Each Market brings a unique opportunity for each community to come together and support Farmers and Artisans locally and across Ontario. Building upon the success of the City's seasonal markets Downtown and at Mount Pleasant, the Office of the Central Area (OCA) are reviewing the feasibility of a year-round indoor market for Brampton.
The first phase of the project focused on benchmarking other sustainable year-round markets throughout the GTHA. Research and in-person visits and interviews have been conducted to get a thorough understanding of how successful year-round markets evolve and operate.
Please regularly check-in on this web page for updates on the community engagement process, and the project in general.