After what's been a relatively smooth inter-repair period, The Guelph Farmers' Market comes home this Saturday to its original location on Gordon St. City workers were sprucing up the front today with a banner and a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man. Here's the City's press release on the subject:
GUELPH, ON, March 3, 2011 – The Guelph Farmers' Market will return to its original location at the corner of Gordon Street and Waterloo Avenue on Saturday March 5.
The structural repairs to the roof were completed on March 1. The structural engineer and the City's building inspector inspected the site and have declared the building safe to occupy.
"We are extremely pleased that the repairs were completed on time," said Derek McCaughan, Executive Director, Operations and Transit. "The transition to City Hall when the Market building was declared unsafe was not without its challenges. Without the dedication and perseverance of City staff, the continued success of the Market during this period would not have been possible. We thank the vendors for their patience and of course the market shoppers for their phenomenal support during this transition."
The market operated from within City Hall every Saturday since December while the roof was being repaired. The temporary location at City Hall saw close to 3000 shoppers each Saturday.
The Guelph Farmers' Market will be open at its original location at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 5.