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Request for Expressions of Interest: York Blvd Opportunity

The Board of Directors of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market Corporation is inviting proposals for the development of the available space on the York Boulevard level of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market. The space, known as Stall #58, consists of approximately 375 square feet (30’ x 12.5’), excluding 2 public washrooms, the entrance corridor from the HPL and the front entrance at the corner of York Blvd & McNab St.

York Blvd Space known as Stall #58 – consists of approximately 375 square feet (30’ x 12.5’)

Unique features of the York Boulevard space include a dedicated seating area, four large 10’ glass sliding doors that allow direct public access from street level and hold the potential of spilling out onto the boulevard. Due to the nature of the location future tenants have the luxury of establishing hours of operation outside the normal boundaries of the Market hours thereby offering the opportunity of creating your own destination!

Please include the following information as the foundation of your business plan;

  • Nature of your business model including details of products and/or services being offered
  • Provide a detailed sketch of how your business would appear within the space including but not limited to equipment layout (with amps), counters, signage, sinks, etc
  • Planned operating schedule with a staffing model
  • Capital investment and length of lease proposed
  • Business background, experience and contact information

Additional Space Available: 

Community Kitchen (900 Square Feet). 

Includes ventilation, gas range, ovens (2), dishwasher, production counter, and demonstration mirror. Immediate Availability. ·        

Two Stalls:  

  • Stall 1: 14.75’ x 15.83’ (234 Sq. Ft)
  • Stall 2: 11.42’ x 15.7’ (180 Sq. Ft).

Both stalls include a deep double sink, hand wash sink. Stalls are located in the Lower West Level of the Market.

General Market Information: 

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is operated by the Hamilton Farmers’ Market Corporation and the City of Hamilton in a year-round indoor 55,000 square foot facility centrally located in downtown core adjacent the Hamilton Central Public Library. The Market is open four days per week: Tuesday’s, Thursday’s & Friday’s 8 am to 6 pm and on Saturday’s 7 am – 5 pm. The Market has operated continuously in Hamilton since 1837 and has been in its current location since 1980. Market vendors have access to a loading dock for short term use to facilitate the transfer of goods.

The Market currently has 56 vendors on its roster and in addition offers daily Market cart rentals. The Market provides one-hour complimentary parking for its customers at the York Boulevard Parkade located directly across from the Market. 

Contact Information:

Expressions of Interest can be forwarded to Bill Slowka, HFM Market Manager, at bill.slowka@hamilton.ca or phone at 905-977-7492 x 2097.