Toronto and Brooklyn are both home to container markets.  Container markets are a planned market made of containers.  Vendors buy or rent their space and the venue provides extras like seating areas, etc.  Scadding Court Community Centre in Toronto is even holding sessions on how to start your own container market.

Vendors sell food out of shipping containers that have been transformed into micro-stores outside of the Scadding Court Community Centre in Toronto on May 30, 2012. (Peter Power/The Globe and Mail/Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)
Vendors sell food out of shipping containers that have been transformed into micro-stores outside of the Scadding Court Community Centre in Toronto on May 30, 2012. (Peter Power/The Globe and Mail/Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)

The Dekalb Market is a joint venture between specialty market developers Urban Space and Youngwoo and Associates.  To read more about it, click here for Inhabit's story on the DeKalb Market.

© Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat
© Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat

Market 707 on Dundas in Toronto was started by the Scadding Court Community Centre as a way to bring business and diverse food options into their neighborhood.  To read more about it, click here for The Globe and Mail's story.

Containers are great - whether you're shopping for a container or shopping in a container!

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© Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat