TORONTO’S LOCAVORE* MOVEMENT FINDS A HOME IN REPURPOSED SHIPPING CONTAINERS

*LOCAVORE – locally produced food, grown within 100 miles of its point of purchase.

MARKET8A row of once-derelict shipping containers in front of the Scadding Court Community Centre has added colour and movement to an otherwise undistinguished Dundas Street West (at Bathurst) sidewalk. Market 707, assembled by the City of TORONTO and LGA Architectural Partners, has been a going concern for over two years.

MARKET2 MARKET3 The Market mixes food from local farmers into a variety of diverse cuisines. There’s also a bike-tuneup shop and an artist collective on the premises. Each container is modified to include roll-up doors and canopies as well as power and water infrastructure to support a number of small food vending businesses.

MARKET6MARKET7<SUMMERTIME PHOTOS by Bob Fundu/architecturallab.net>

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