Hamilton Farmer’s Market to close next month for some important upgrades

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Published December 11, 2020 at 8:27 am

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market announced earlier this week that they would be closing for several weeks in January for some much-needed upgrades.

According to a post on the market’s website, they will be closed to the public starting January 5 until January 21st for improvement’s to the buildings ventilation system.

“These upgrades will bring temperature stability to the Market and includes the installation of air curtains above the entrance doors at York Blvd,” the notice said.

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market has been in existence since the 1830s though it wasn’t until the 1980s that it moved to the building in which it’s currently housed.

In 2011, the Market, located next to the central branch of the Hamilton Public Library and accessible through Jackson Square, underwent a massive renovation that included extensive upgrades to the ageing building.

Most recently, the market received a facelift in 2017, just in time for its 180th anniversary, outside the entrance at York and MacNab.

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The upgrade to the ventilation system comes at a time when, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus has been on appropriate air circulation in older buildings to help prevent the spread of the virus.

The market is currently open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Market hours have been reduced in recent months due to the pandemic and capacity limits have been set to help prevent crowding.

For more information on Market protocols and news, visit the website.

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