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Montreal Families

Jean-Talon Market offers entertainment for children

New amenities are coming to Montreal’s Jean-Talon Market this summer. Local residents and visitors to the popular market in Little Italy will benefit from improved public access and activities for families throughout the warmer months.

As part of the project from the Société des Marchés publics de Montréal, two segments of Place du Marché-du-Nord, which border Jean-Talon Market, have been transformed into pedestrian areas. These new zones will be accessible from June 1 to October 15, on Thursdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as on statutory holidays.

“Jean-Talon Market is an iconic Montreal destination, and these new municipal investments will make visitors’ experience even better. Comfortable furniture, greenery, art and fun family programming are all on the menu, to the delight of visitors of all ages,” said Nicolas Fabien-Ouellet, General Director of the Société des Marchés publics de Montréal.

Some of the new features include improved signage will help make the market more visible and integrated with its surroundings. The addition of furniture will create inviting spaces where people can take a break, socialize, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the market.

Fun for the whole family

Every weekend this summer, there will be a lineup of performances and cultural activities presented by the artists’ group Diffusion FAR. The whole family can join in the fun as the market comes alive with a diverse range of street arts, including wandering characters, stilt walkers, jugglers, acrobats, and musicians.

There will also be theatre and circus performances, along with gardening workshops led by a lively character who will share horticultural expertise in an entertaining manner. And that’s not all. The little ones can unleash their inner chefs at the cooking workshops organized by C’est moi le Chef!

View the complete program at marchespublics-mtl.com/evenements/animations-estivales/ (in French only).

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