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St Catharines Ontario - Canada - Market Square - Historic

St Catharines Ontario - Canada - Market Square - Historic

“Downtown Market” Market Square building, 91 King Street
ince the 1800s, residents gathered from across the Niagara Peninsula to buy and sell at the Market. By the early 1850s, the Market was firmly established at this location making the St. Catharines’ Downtown Market one of the oldest in Ontario.

People willingly traveled long distances to buy and sell fruit, vegetables, livestock and meat, with the Market one of the most popular attractions of its day. The Market was held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (as it is today), often being the main source of income for its merchants.

The early markets looked very different from what they do today. Features such as horse tie ups and a covered weigh scale used for measuring hay bales made this an excellent location for conducting business. While these have been replaced with more modern features, the Market continues to thrive with the sale of specialty cheeses, baked goods, crafts and flowers as well as traditional farmers' fare. 120

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Photo prise @ St. Catharines le 1 janvier 2017 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - 62 Million - Thank You / Flickr)

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