Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Snapshot: Marché Atwater - Montreal, QC

We're taking a quick detour from the Wellington corridor to head west a few blocks over to the Marché Atwater, a farmers-market style outdoor/indoor complex with individual vendors. It's not quite a supermarket but worth mentioning nonetheless. It's run by MPM, or Marchés Publics de Montréal (Montreal Public Markets).
This large building is a beautiful example of art deco architecture, and although I don't know what it was originally built for, I doubt it was always the market. (Any input?) It's basically a large public market with fresh produce, butchers, seafood, wine, cheese, breads, and other gourmet foods, much like the famous Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.

One thing that surprised me is that several of the names around here are English, despite Quebec being a French-speaking province. Last time I checked, Wellington and Atwater are not exactly French.

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