Toronto is getting a giant European-style food hall with more than 20 stalls

A sprawling new food hall is opening in just over a month, right in the heart of King St. W. near Richmond and Spadina.

Located at 499 Richmond St. W., Waterworks Food Hall is a spectacular mixed-use development project that houses 297 condominiums, along with restaurants and food stalls from some of the city’s best-known chefs. It is also connected to one of Toronto’s oldest, most historic parks — the 1.45-acre St. Andrew’s Playground.

“This project has been a true labour of love for us, and we are so proud of how it turned out,” said Eve Lewis, President and CEO of Woodcliffe Landmark Properties. “We believe beautiful, heritage-designed spaces can transform the neighbourhoods they are a part of and elevate our city.”

Photo: Doublespace Photography

The European-style Food Hall seamlessly blends with its surrounding neighbourhood, boasting a 55,000 sq. ft. space featuring old, heritage brick walls,  a soaring 30-foot ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the interior in natural light. Throughout the space, steel beams, exposed brick walls, sophisticated tile floors and soaring skylights lend a modern aesthetic. An old gantry crane still resides in the space, adding an authentic touch.

Foodies from all over the city can indulge in a wide range of cultures and flavours from vendors selling everything from freshly-baked goods to vegan eats.

The Food stalls — which total more than 20 — will offer cuisine from around the world, including Aburi Sushi, Harry’s Charbroiled along with beverage offerings from Grape Witches, Civil Works and Boxcar Social. There are also two standalone spaces: Susur Lee’s Lee Restaurants and SOBR Market, the city’s first non-alcoholic bottle shop.

AburiSushi Photo: Kayla Rocca

The Waterworks Food Hall can accommodate a range of dining, including indoor or outdoor preferences, with a stunning central courtyard, banquettes, high-top tables and cafe-style seating. Several restaurants also have patios, while the adjacent park provides a nice spot for those who wish to grab one of the many take-away options.

The site can be accessed from four ground level entrances – Maud Street, Brant Street, Richmond Street W. and St. Andrew’s Playground. There is also a direct entrance from the public underground parking garage.

Waterworks Food Hall is set to open sometime this June.

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