Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wychwood Barns Farmers Market

The Wychwood Barns are not barns in the usual sense but rather they were streetcar barns where maintenance was done on our fleet of Red Rockets (aka streetcars). Located in the centre of the city the barns became redundant and the whole property was leased to Artscape which has redeveloped the site to include parkland with even a dog park and the barns have been changed into multi-use spaces such as artist studios, non-profit green houses, and community use areas. The Saturday Wychwood Barns Farmers Market will be moving inside for the winter in Nov but this past weekend all the wonderful goodies were still outside! 

20 comments:

Andy said...

I used to operate streetcars out of Russell Division on Queen St. I'm glad they have put Wychwood Barns to good use.

Paul in Powell River said...

I love walking around a good market! Great place to people watch.

Randy said...

Nice shot. I love Farmer's markets.

Janet said...

A great use for this space.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love all the colour. So sorry the market will be moving inside because that means winter probably is on its way. ;)

LĂșcia said...

I love the idea of multi-use spaces, we don't have them here, unfortunately! ;-)

Sharon said...

All the veges look so delicious but, that winter coat and hat in the foreground is a little intimidating to this desert rat.

Deb said...

Farmers markets are popular over here too, all the stuff looks really fresh and tasty.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Fabulous re-use! Market looks great too.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The produce looks wonderful. They must use greenhouses to grow anything in your area during the winter. Would like to see what is offered then.

Jack said...

Oh, yes, people are wearing heavier clothes and we are going inside. It is that time.

Lowell said...

What a great way to repurpose property that otherwise might have been turned into a parking lot or another fast-food joint! I'm really impressed with all the cool things you have in Toronto!

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like it's getting a little chilly now, but it's good to see the traders still doing brisk business.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the smells of the fresh veggies at a farmers market..how weird that you're cooling down and we're heating up!

Halcyon said...

I am glad they found a new use for the old barns. I will have to check this market out. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Last of the outdoor market still has some great looking crops.

Genie said...

Our Farmer's MArket has closed down for the winter...it has no no place to move inside. Nice colorful shot of the areas and the fresh goodies. I feel sure you did not go home empty handed. genie

Gringo said...

Love these farmers markets, I always seem to discover something new to place on the dinner table!

NixBlog said...

Nice capture.

Kate said...

Wonderful way to use outmoded buildings and property. Kudos for the community!