New location starting July 2022!
Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market moving to the former Cunard Centre
March 10, 2022, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market will take over a portion of Pavilion 23 – formerly known as the Cunard Centre – in the Halifax Seaport district in July 2022. The Market will continue sharing its temporary location at Pavilion 22 with cruise operations beginning April 11 until the July relocation. Cruise vendors will be welcomed back to Pavilion 22 for the summer and fall.
“Initially, we were planning to create an open-air outdoor space for the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market for the warmer months, and operate out of Pavilion 22 over winter,” said Nick Garside, Director, Real Estate, Halifax Port Authority. “When space became available, we decided to look at whether that would work for our vendors and the Halifax Seaport District, and overwhelmingly, our vendors were supportive of this idea. We are now working with a designer to create a welcoming and engaging environment that will serve as a weekend farmers’ market and an event space during the week.”
The new space will occupy approximately 18,000 sq. ft. of Pavilion 23 located in the west end of the space. The Halifax Port Authority is working to fill the remainder of Pavilion 23 with tenants that complement the Halifax Seaport district.
About the Halifax Seaport:
The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant destination for locals and visitors to experience all that our city has to offer. From local artisans and retailers to the historic Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and diverse range of flavours, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
What will happen to the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market?
- The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market will be moving to the west end of Pavilion 23 in July 2022.
- Pavilion 22 will be shared by the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market and cruise operations from April until June 2022.
- Cruise ship vendors will move back into Pavilion 22 in July 2022 for the summer and fall portion of the cruise season.
Why is the Farmer’s Market moving?
- Initially, we had planned to create an open-air outdoor market for the summer and fall, and operate out of Pavilion 22 in the winter.
- When Pavilion 23 became available, we looked at whether it would work for an indoor space for the Farmers’ Market, and then consulted with our vendors, and this is where we landed.
How will this affect the vendors?
- In the short term, it will be status quo until the new space is ready.
- We are in the process now of working with our vendors on layout and floor placement.
- We anticipate being able to accommodate all our current vendors in the new space
How have the vendors responded to the move?
- Our vendors have been very receptive to the move. With the return of cruise ships and COVID restrictions loosening, vendors are looking forward to the new space.
What will happen to employees/vendors?
- The Halifax Port Authority is working with our vendors to help them through this process. This is not change for the sake of change, this is about finding the best way to move forward together.