The Jean-Talon Market in Montreal is a thing of dreams. Really, I’m sure I’ve dreamed of a place like this at one point of another.
The Market is easily accessible by public transit – a 15 minute ride on the metro from downtown followed by a 5 minute walk from the Jean-Talon station. They operate Monday – Sunday with varying hours, and they look to be open year round.
Corporation de gestion des marchés publics de Montreal; the group that runs the 15+ markets around the city, even has a seasonal chart available on their website so one can plan their purchases before they arrive. Sure, it’s in French… but that’s half the fun of it!