The Kitchener Market is more than a building, it’s a community. And it’s been that way for over 150 years. We are proud to connect people, create experiences and build relationships.

On this page, you'll find:

When is the Kitchener Market open?

Food Hall

Stop by the Food Hall on the upper level of the Kitchener Market for delicious, home style breakfast and lunch options. There is a great, international variety of full meals, snacks, desserts, and fresh, locally roasted coffee. Some of our Food Hall vendors also offer catering and delivery.

Food Hall hours

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday and Monday: closed

Saturday farmers' market

Whether you’re entertaining guests, feeding your family or picking up a special treat for yourself, you’ll be happy you stopped by our Saturday farmers’ market. Our vendors offer a wide variety of fresh and delicious produce, meat, dairy products and more, all year long.

On Saturdays, you can also find unique items and gifts from our artisan vendors. Stop by their tables each week to find something new!

Farmers' market hours

Saturday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., year-round

How do I get to the Kitchener Market?

Address:

300 King Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2L3

ION light rail

If you are taking the ION light rail, hop off at the Kitchener Market station! Located one block south of the Kitchener Market, this is a convenient and eco-friendly way to get to and from the market.

Learn more about the ION system.

Public transit (GRT)

Waterloo Region’s transit system, Grand River Transit, has many stops within walking distance of the Kitchener Market. Get to and from the Market easily by hopping on a bus or the ION light rail.

Nearby GRT stops

  • ION light rail: Kitchener Market Station – towards Conestoga or Fairway
  • Route 1: Cedar / Kitchener Market – towards Fairway or the Boardwalk
  • Route 3: Kitchener Market Station – towards Frederick or Sunrise Centre
  • Route 4: Frederick Station – towards Frederick or the Boardwalk
  • Route 7: King / Kitchener Market – towards Conestoga or Fairway
  • iXpress 204: Frederick Station – towards Ottawa / Lackner or the Boardwalk
Unsure of which route is best for you? Use the GRT trip planner to plan your route.
Driving

All roads lead to the Kitchener Market! We’re easily accessible from all corners of the tri-cities, and is a short drive away from Highways 7, 8, 85 and the 401.

Use the links below to get step-by-step directions in Google Maps. If you use another navigation system, set your destination to “Kitchener Market.” Our address is 300 King St. E., Kitchener, ON.

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Where can I park my bike or car?

There are many options for parking your bike or car at the market. However you choose to get here, there is a nearby spot to leave your vehicle.

Parking tip: The market experience is even better when you bring your family and friends! Carpooling helps us keep more parking spaces available for market customers. The best time to find on-site parking is between 7 - 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. when the market is less busy.

Bike parking

Bring your bike to the market! We have bike racks on the piazza, on King St. E., on Eby St. and by the Cedar St. side entrance. If you need to make a quick fix to your bike, there is also a fix-it station on King St. E. in front of the market.

Free and secure bike parking is available at the Charles & Benton garage. Register online to get 24/7 access.

Parking garages and lots

The Kitchener Market sits on top of a convenient, safe and accessible parking garage. Parking here costs $3.30 for the first two hours, and $1.70 for each additional half hour. On Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., parking in the Kitchener Market garage off Cedar St. is free.

During peak market hours, the Kitchener Market garage may be temporarily closed due to parking demands. For your convenience, we are able to offer $2 parking at the Charles & Benton garage between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. All you need to do is park your car and head to the Kitchener Market. Grab your $2 parking voucher from the office window on the main floor.

Popular parking options

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Is the Kitchener Market breastfeeding-friendly?

Breastfeeding friendly. Anytime. Anywhere. The City of Kitchener operates family friendly facilities and supports breastfeeding mothers.

More at the market

Public events, programs for children, cooking and DIY classes, live music, and so much more. It’s all happening at the Kitchener Market! Take a look below to plan ahead.

Although many of our programs are open and free of cost, some do require pre-registration and payment.

Have an idea for something that you don’t see? Let us know or plan your own event. Custom packages and space rentals are available.

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Contact information

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, our team is happy to help!

Kim Feere
Manager, Kitchener Market
Phone: 519-741-2200 x 5223

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Kim Gallagher
Operations Supervisor
Phone: 519-741-2200 x 5226

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Michele McBride-Roach
Program and Event Coordinator
Phone: 519-741-2200 x 5221

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