It Takes a Village

Designers transform fairground into Quebec City's Le Grand Marché

Quebec City's Le Grand Marché (Maxime Brouillet)

A “glass palace” once again, Quebec City’s former Pavillon du Commerce—first erected in 1923—returns to its former glory as the Canadian city’s new public food market. The locale once hosted agricultural fairs intended to educated and promote the best farming practices. It will now help support the region’s thriving agro-food sector and foster a growing culinary scene. Helmed by the ExpoCité initiative and Coopérative des Horticulteurs de Québec (CHQ) government agency, the recently completed Grand Marché hall is part of a larger urban renewal project slated to revive the Port of Quebec district.

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