Huge new shipping container market set to open in Toronto this summer
By this summer, it should be stacks on stacks on stacks for one long-vacant plot of city-owned land.
Stackt will transform the previously useless 2.6-acre plot of land at Front and Bathurst into a modular shipping container market housing roughly 30 different businesses in about 120 containers, including restaurants, bars and stores.
More than one business can even operate out of the same container: spaces range from 140 to 1800 square feet. Fifteen per cent of the space is mandated by the city to be used for community projects, like a greenhouse and vertical garden.
If you're displeased with the look of the new chunky slate-coloured containers, not to worry: there are plans to make the containers as vibrant as those of Market 707 by commissioning artists to decorate them.
Whether you're jazzed on the idea or not, it's not a long-term prospect.
Stackt has a two-year lease on the land, which is part of the reason behind creating a concept that's easy to tear down. Once the lease is up, they'll likely remove the market to make way for a spectacular new park.
Stackt is set to open at 28 Bathurst as soon as late March.
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