The Kingston Public Market, Est. 1801

"The Oldest Market in Ontario"


The Kingston Public Market is the oldest market in Ontario and has been providing food and a sense of community to residents of Kingston since 1801.

It was in Kingston Market Square that the proclamation of Confederation and the formation of the Dominion of Canada occurred. During the mid-1900’s, activity at the Kingston market slowed down as more space was needed to accommodate bigger roads, grocery stores won over consumers, and health regulations created stumbling blocks for vendors.

The market is located in Kingston’s historic downtown, right behind City Hall, and is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, April through November. The market hours are from 9 am – 6 pm although some vendors arrive earlier and leave earlier.

Find us at Springer Market Square

Open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

From 8:30 AM to 4 PM

The Kingston Public Market

Kingston Public Market