Note: An earlier version of this article referenced a May 3 opening date. The Market will not open on May 3, and instead will open May 24.
The Sorauren Farmers’ Market is planning to open on Victoria Day, Monday, May 24, outdoors on the park’s Town Square. The Market’s normal outdoor schedule is 3 – 7 pm every Monday.
In normal years the Market moves from its winter home indoors at the Sorauren Fieldhouse to its outdoor home in the park in late May. Pandemic conditions prevented the winter market from opening this past season, replaced by the Farm Box program which has now wrapped up.
Follow Sorauren Farmers’ Market on social media for updates, or visit the Market website. The Market is produced by the Sorauren Farmers’ Market Association.
After many months of closure due to the pandemic, the Sorauren Farmers Market got the green light and will reopen in Sorauren Park at the usual time, 3-7 pm on Mondays on the Town Square.
COVID-19 means farmers’ markets will look and feel a little different with special physical distancing and hygiene protocols. You might not be able to see the smile on your favourite vendor’s face because of their mask, but please know they have missed you and are very happy to see you!
To comply with Public Health recommendations please note the following:
● Shop quickly, ideally one person per household
● If you are unwell, stay home
● Wear a mask
● Maintain a safe distance from others, be patient and kind – this is challenging for everyone
● Please pre-order with vendors online – this way you can visit the pre-order pick-up window for a speedy visit
● Follow the one-way direction of the Market
● Please do not touch the food – your vendor will pack for you
● No eating in the Market area – take your food and eat at home or in the park.
Join us June 4 at 7 pm for a special online presentation of the results of the Sorauren Park (Wabash) Community Centre public consultation undertaken by the Friends of Sorauren Park.
More than 1,100 community members answered our survey… thank you! The presentation will also include ideas and opinions gathered through meetings and by write-in feedback from many community members about this exciting project in Sorauren Park.
We’ll also showcase the official positions of the Friends of Sorauren Park, and provide an update on the project.
Due to COVID, the June 4 event will be presented as a webinar using the Zoom platform. Register now and we’ll send you the link and instructions.
We’re using Eventbrite for registrations and you may need to sign in with your Eventbrite or Facebook account. If you are having any trouble registering, contact us.
The June 4 event will focus on the community-driven consultation process through the Friends of Sorauren Park. The City will be undertaking its own public consultations in collaboration with project designers Diamond Schmitt Architects, which FOSP will also support. Those consultations have been delayed because of COVID.
City Council approved the Wabash Community Centre budget in 2017 and since then has undertaken preliminary studies, engineering and hired the architects.
Register now to join the live presentation on June 4 at 7 pm.
New City of Toronto budget documents show the Wabash Community Centre project at Sorauren Park is “on track” as the city’s Budget Committee and, eventually, City Council work to approve the annual budget and 10-year plan in February.Continue reading
With the exciting news the city has hired Diamond Schmitt Architects to work on the design for the new Wabash Community Centre, now is the time to provide your input on plans for the new facility at Sorauren Park.
For example, did you know the park’s Town Square and Fieldhouse may be threatened? These critical park amenities, built in part through community donations and which make possible the Farmers Market, the outdoor movies, the Pumpkin Sale, community events like the Tragically Hip screening, and more, have been identified as inside the “development zone” for the new community centre. Help inform an innovative design for the new community centre that responds to all community needs by taking the survey.