Hamilton Farmers’ Market Visioning Exercise

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Earlier this year, Council directed Staff to undertake a review and consultation on the vision and role of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market given its location and neighbourhood, with a focus on engaging surrounding neighbourhood and other interested stakeholders. The purpose of this engagement is to examine opportunities for the potential future role of the Market and its downtown neighbourhood, and report back to the Sole Voting Member of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, prior to completing the governance and operating review.

As Hamilton evolves, the City of Hamilton wants to ensure that the vision for the historic Hamilton Farmers’ Market reflects the changing needs of the community. The historic market, dating back to 1837, has gone through many changes over its lifetime, circulating from an open-air market to a permanent market hall and back again, eventually landing in the permanent market hall where it operates today.

The market’s resilience in the face of neighbourhood change and various challenges over the years reflects the community’s commitment to preserving this valuable public asset. The goal of this project is to learn what it will take to ensure this historic public market continues to thrive for decades to come.

Today, due to potential plans and improvements to the surrounding area of the market, the City wants to ensure that the vision for the market reflects and is reflected in this new phase for downtown Hamilton. From September 2022 through early 2023, the City will collect input and ideas from the Hamilton community at large, existing market vendors, customers, and neighbouring businesses.

Public Workshop

Come join us on Saturday, November 12 to provide your feedback on programming and design opportunities for the Hamilton Farmers Market! Register your attendance

Ways to engage

We're in the early stages of public engagement for the visioning exercise. Help us gather lots of ideas quickly from as many people as possible so we can carry out a preliminary prioritization of topics.

  • Public Survey – we are looking for the public’s feedback to learn how we can improve the market and support its successful operation for decades to come. Take 10 minutes and provide your input!
  • Ideas brainstorming - think of virtual post-it notes. Ideas are a way for the community to share what inspires you. Participants can include images with their ideas, other participants can like and comment on ideas created by other users.
  • Virtual comment cards - a safe, moderated space to collect open-ended comments from the community.
  • Comments are moderated 24/7 to protect against inappropriate language and malicious comments.

Earlier this year, Council directed Staff to undertake a review and consultation on the vision and role of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market given its location and neighbourhood, with a focus on engaging surrounding neighbourhood and other interested stakeholders. The purpose of this engagement is to examine opportunities for the potential future role of the Market and its downtown neighbourhood, and report back to the Sole Voting Member of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, prior to completing the governance and operating review.

As Hamilton evolves, the City of Hamilton wants to ensure that the vision for the historic Hamilton Farmers’ Market reflects the changing needs of the community. The historic market, dating back to 1837, has gone through many changes over its lifetime, circulating from an open-air market to a permanent market hall and back again, eventually landing in the permanent market hall where it operates today.

The market’s resilience in the face of neighbourhood change and various challenges over the years reflects the community’s commitment to preserving this valuable public asset. The goal of this project is to learn what it will take to ensure this historic public market continues to thrive for decades to come.

Today, due to potential plans and improvements to the surrounding area of the market, the City wants to ensure that the vision for the market reflects and is reflected in this new phase for downtown Hamilton. From September 2022 through early 2023, the City will collect input and ideas from the Hamilton community at large, existing market vendors, customers, and neighbouring businesses.

Public Workshop

Come join us on Saturday, November 12 to provide your feedback on programming and design opportunities for the Hamilton Farmers Market! Register your attendance

Ways to engage

We're in the early stages of public engagement for the visioning exercise. Help us gather lots of ideas quickly from as many people as possible so we can carry out a preliminary prioritization of topics.

  • Public Survey – we are looking for the public’s feedback to learn how we can improve the market and support its successful operation for decades to come. Take 10 minutes and provide your input!
  • Ideas brainstorming - think of virtual post-it notes. Ideas are a way for the community to share what inspires you. Participants can include images with their ideas, other participants can like and comment on ideas created by other users.
  • Virtual comment cards - a safe, moderated space to collect open-ended comments from the community.
  • Comments are moderated 24/7 to protect against inappropriate language and malicious comments.
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    As part of the visioning exercise being conducted for the future of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market (HFM), the City of Hamilton is collecting surveys to learn how we can improve the market and support its successful operation for decades to come. Broad input, from the public and the market’s vendors, is critical to creating a new vision for the market. Please take 5 to 10 minutes to complete this survey.

    Survey CLOSED
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    As part of the visioning exercise being conducted for the future of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market (HFM), the City of Hamilton is collecting surveys to learn how we can improve the market and support its successful operation for decades to come. Broad input, from the public and the market’s vendors, is critical to creating a new vision for the market. Please take 5 to 10 minutes to complete this survey.

    Survey CLOSED
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