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Farmers Market and Building Rentals

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Market Square has been home to a variety of special events, and is available to rent. 

Market Square

The St. Catharines landmark, known for its open-concept design, glass walls, skylights and towering ceilings is prominently located in the downtown core with plenty of on-site parking. The Market Square offers 7,600 sq. ft. of event space ideally suited for events of 600 or less with additional outdoor space available for bigger festival activations.

Market Square is also home to the St. Catharines Farmers' Market three days a week - operating on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, which does impact its availability for private rental on market days.

Farmers Market Hours of Operation

Open year round:

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

Farmers' Market Stall Rental Rates

 

Stall Size - 8' x 8'

Daily Rates - $28.72 + HST

Charitable / Non-Profit - $16.15 + HST

  • Hydro Fees - $17.88 + HST per month if applicable
  • One time rentals / occasional rentals are billed monthly or as agreed 

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

  • Attending 1 day a week - $30.52 weekly + HST
  • Attending 2 or more days a week - $25.35 per day*  + HST
  • MYPICK Certified Farmers - $20.27** per day + HST
  • Marketing Fee (Mandatory) - $27.92 monthly + HST
  • Hydro Fees - $17.88 + HST per month if applicable
  • *Subject to 85% attendance rate
  • **Subject to MyPick.ca Certification
  • Lease Holders are billed bi-annually

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

Farmers' Market Stall Applications, Bylaws and Resources

 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the St. Catharines Farmers Market, please fill out a Farmer's Market Vendor Application

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.

Vendor Rules and Regulations

Vendor Selection Criteria

Market Square Bylaw

Private Rental Rates

 Commercial
  • $411.46 + HST per day
  • Blocking of parking spots per day (Monday to Friday) $12.70 + HST
  • Festival booking (600+) $723.32 + HST
  • Parking lot usage per hour $49.60 + HST
  • Cancellation Fee - $50 per booking
  • Surcharge: $23.72 to $47.48 + HST (for use beyond regular business hours) (subject to change)

Not-For-Profit

  • $206.64 + HST per day
  • Blocking of parking spots per day (Monday to Friday) $12.70 + HST
  • Festival booking (600+) $413.32 + HST
  • Parking lot usage per hour $38.01 + HST
  • Cancellation Fee - $50 per booking
  • Surcharge: $23.72 to $47.48 + HST (for use beyond regular business hours) (subject to change)

Private Rental Application, Bylaws and Resources

If you would like to rent the market square for a private occassion, please fill out the Market Square Private Rental Application

Special Event Fee Waiving

Regulation Summary

Market Square Grid Layout

Municipal Alcohol Policy

Noise By-law

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