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Whether for fresh food or art market, a film screening or community event, Market Square provides a venue in the heart of downtown St. Catharines.

The building is a landmark, known for its open-concept design and prominent location.

Market Square is home to the St. Catharines Farmers Market three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Hours of Operation

Open year round:

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed : Thursday December 25, 2014 and Thursday January 1, 2015

Farmers Market Rental Rates - per stall (8x8)

  • Daily Rates - $27 + HST
  • Charitable / Non-Profit - $15 + HST

Lease Holder Rates (6-12 Months) per month per stall*

  • Attending 1 day a week - $100 + HST
  • Attending 2 days a week - $88.60 + HST
  • Attending 3 days a week - $73.40 + HST
  • MYPICK Certified Farmers - $65.80 + HST**

    Hydro Fees - $12.50 + HST per month if applicable

     *Subject to 85% attendance rate
    **Subject to Certification #

    Note: There is a one-time annual St. Catharines Farmers Market Vendor Association Fee of $25

Private Rental

  • Commercial - $300 + HST per day
  • Charitable - $150 + HST per day
  • Cancellation Fee - $50 per booking

Surcharge: $22.47 to $44.94 (for use beyond regular business hours)
(subject to change)


If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the St. Catharines Farmers Market, please fill out a Farmer's Market Vendor Application and submit it directly to the Market and Event Co-ordinator.

All Food Vendors are required to submit a Public Health Application to the market square office at the same time as your vendor application.
Follow the link to guidelines and application form for vendors selling food at markets, either pre-packaged or prepared on-site.

Please note: given space limitations and the need for variety, the
St. Catharines Market Square must consider the balance of the products and diversity being offered.  Therefore, the market composition will be determined at the discretion of the Clerk. 

If you would like to rent the market square for a private occassion, please fill out the Market Square Private Rental Application and send it to the Market Co-ordinator.

Market Square By-laws and Resources

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