Exhibition Arena to host Guelph Farmers’ Market during renovations

GUELPH, ON, April 19, 2013 – The Guelph Farmers’ Market building, located at 2 Gordon Street, will be undergoing major renovations this summer.

The City is renovating this Guelph landmark to improve accessibility, long-term maintenance and operations, and overall aesthetics.

During the renovations, the Farmers’ Market will be temporarily relocated to the Exhibition Arena, located at 70 Division Street. The Farmers’ Market will be operating at this venue every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Saturday, June 15 until Saturday, August 31, 2013.

“Exhibition Arena was identified as the most desirable alternate venue for the Farmers’ Market because it can accommodate all the vendors, has indoor and outdoor space, has ample parking and is located relatively close to the downtown core,” explained Mario Petricevic, General Manager of Corporate Building Maintenance.

The facility requires floor recoating; the addition of an accessible washroom; wall painting; installation of new vendor partitions and millwork; plumbing modifications; office renovations; installation of fire suppression and exhaust hoods; an upgrade to the entrance vestibule and doors; repainting and/or filling of cracked concrete; and coating of the foundation wall.

To accommodate customers’ parking and transportation needs during the renovations, the City is offering free parking at the Fountain Street lot and shuttle service to and from the Exhibition Arena. In addition, there is free onsite parking at the arena.
Read more about the Farmers’ Market Renovation and Relocation Project.

For more information about the Farmers’ Market renovations

Mario Petricevic
General Manager
Corporate Building Maintenance
519-822-1260 extension 2668
mario.petricevic@guelph.ca

For more information about Exhibition Arena

Murray Cameron
General Manager
Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 2007
murray.cameron@guelph.ca