Atwater Market, Montreal

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    The plant stand
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    Fresh flowers
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    The promenade near the market
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  • Marche Atwater

    by Sasie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Walk or bike along the Lachine Canal to get here.
    Drive if you have to.
    This was a lovely way to start the day. We bought gorgeous pain du chocolat, a rich latte, fresh strawberries, delicious cheese from la fromagerie and pate. Not just any pate, we had caribou/blueberry pate. It was incredible. There are picnic tables outside the market or you can walk along the Canal (either side) and find a spot.

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    Marché Atwater

    by mikey_e Written Dec 13, 2009

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    Marhc�� Atwater's characteristic tower
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    Marché Atwater is one of those yuppie markets that let you feel like your doing something special or unique without the taint of a tourist trap. The market itself was constructed in Art Deco style in 1933 (designed by Lemieux), and its tall clock tower helps to give it that feeling of a futurist railway station. The market is located in the Sud-Ouest area of Montréal, one that has only quite recently begun the process of gentrification. The older industrial buildings and low-income housing that were put up in the area are still quite evident as you walk to the west from the Market, although many of them have been converted to upscale restaurants and lofts. Marché Atwater is, in some ways, typical of North American markets: you can buy flowers, organic produce, artisanal cheeses and meats, and plenty of other groceries that are made from local goods and targeted at well-to-do consumers with a taste for something that can't be found at a local grocery store. The staff are pretty much all bilingual and quite helpful if you don't know what you're looking for. Of course, prices match the general theme of the market, so don't expect to find any great bargains here. If, however, you're just wandering around and looking for a few good pictures, Atwater is the perfect destination.

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    Atwater Farmers market

    by Bavavia Written Dec 2, 2008

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    I was just walking the streets of Montreal and came upon this farmers market.....lots of little meat and fruit and pastry places...mini markets inside, some cafes, coffee...nice place to escape the cold...it was around 3 pm so people were all around, buying meats, bread( bread place was really crowded ..it was s nice place though, nice fresh pastas in there , pastries.....i wanted to buy some pasta sauce but was afraid airport people would take it from me, so i didnt take the chance although i probably could have hidden it , but who knows..I never do tell the truth when they ask if i have liquids, i say no, then if they catch me i say " oh, i forgot about that".. because they wont catch a lot of it from what i have seen...anyway the sauce was expensive so i didnt want to take a chance.

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    Atwater Meat Market, farmers from all over

    by irishgalmtl Updated Aug 31, 2006

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    Aywater meatmarket with clock tower on it.
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    selling there food fresh fruit & veggies, & of course there flowers. At x-mas there trees. Oct. there pumpkins. And so on. Once done there the bike path just a few steps away is a nice viste. A walk along is a brewer with patio outside serving drinks priced reasonable. (4850 St. Ambroise Street.) Hours and opening not sure. Or just walk along the people path no it's not just for bike's there are two path.

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  • Atwater Market

    by secretmachines Written Nov 19, 2004

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    the market viewed from the bike path

    A wonderful market place near the Lachine Canal. A delight that I enjoyed thouroughly growing up just down the street. Fresh produce are sold within the large old building and outside when it is summer.

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    ATWATER MARKET : 'Easily...

    by kenHuocj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    ATWATER MARKET : 'Easily recognizable with its tall clock tower, a landmark on the Lachine Canal, this popular and fashionable destination since 1933. '
    In June 1982, Atwater Market was officially reopened Atwater Market, following $1,200,000 worth of renovations and upgrading. *** source for fresh produce to staisfy all food lovers *** over ten butcher's shops, three cheese shops, a fish shop and a dozen plus specialized boutiques

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    Atwater outdoor market

    by BEETLE_VERTE Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Beautifull big market with fruits, veggies, meat, fishes, flowers, spices and all. Best time to go is during fall when pumkins are everywhere and colors and odors fills the air.

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