For the second year in a row Destination Centre Ville is taking over Montreal’s oft-overlooked alleyways and filling them with local vendors. The Alleyway Market project will be taking place for the last few weeks of summer, and allow downtown Montrealers to get their produce from local farmers in the “underused and underdeveloped” alleyways of the downtown core. The aim of the project is to help city dwellers view the darker sides of our metropolitan city in more approachable light. Turns out it’s statistically harder to be scared of the alleyways in which you’ve recently purchased your organically grown kale.

The non-profit project will feature a variety of stands from juice bars to produce. What’s more, the Alleyway Market is a little oasis, free from the usual hustle and bustle of downtown. There are benches provided for those seeking shelter from the city heat and traffic, or who simply want to sit and marvel at the bustling transformation of what was once a dirty alleyway.

The Alleyway Market will be taking place in 3 alleyways south of Sainte-Catherines; between Metcalfe and Mansfield, Aylmer and City Councillors, and at the corner of Peel. Perfect for those working in the downtown core who want to grab their groceries before the commute home. The alleyways will be transformed on Wednesdays and Thursdays from August 19 to September 10 and they’re open from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stop by and check out how Montreal’s perhaps less desirable spaces are being used to new ends. We can promise it will be a whole lot more interesting than your usual trek to Provigo.

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