A new indoor seasonal market is on the way to Burk’s Falls thanks to an $870,000 provincial boost.
According to the province, the Kawartha Credit Union Market will be built downtown.
Nicky Kunkel, Burk’s Falls town Clerk says the plan to bring the market to town has been in the works since 2018, with its funding coming in this year.
“There are 10 seasonal market spaces that will be available, and then there’s an anchor tenant that will be serving food and beverages and then there will be space for ten pop-up vendors throughout the summer,” Kunkel says.
The market has the potential to be the centerpiece of the town, says Cathy Still, Mayor of Burk’s Falls, adding she can’t wait to see local artisans showcase their crafts for the public.
Norman Miller, MPP for Parry Sound – Muskoka says the two-story building will bring affordable and modern commercial space for local businesses.
“The KCU Market will support Burk’s Falls local economy by creating jobs, fostering local businesses, and increasing tourism to downtown Burk’s Falls,” Miller says.
Officials say the new building will become a local business incubator, offering spaces for anchor tenants, rotating vendors, as well as an event space with a commercial kitchen.