Accessibility

The Halifax Brewery Market is on Kjipuktuk; unceded and unsurrendered Mi’kmaq territory.

We recognize that there are many barriers one may face when considering coming to the market. If there's something we can do to make the market safer, more accessible, or more welcoming, please do let us know.

During market hours (Saturdays 8am-1pm) there are two staff available should assistance be required. Note that the floors of our market spaces are uneven and made from mixed materials.

ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCES

Both entrances from Lower Water Street are wheelchair accessible with buttons for automatic entry.

  • The South Arch (near The Old Apothecary) leads from Lower Water St. to the Lower Courtyard which provides access to the primary market area. 

  • The North Arch (near Patagonia) leads from Lower Water St. to the Upper Courtyard where additional vendors are located on Saturdays. 

 

The Upper and Lower Courtyards are adjoined by stairs, requiring exit to Lower Water St. to move between the courtyards.

TRANSPORTATION

Halifax Transit bus routes 29 & 90 travel along Lower Water St.

The Water Street bus terminal is a 7 min walk from the market. Bus fare is $2.75 and a transfer lasts 3 hours.

ALCOHOL

Weekly Saturday markets have alcohol samples served and alcohol being sold for take-home consumption. Events taking place outside of market hours are occasionally licensed. We do not allow or condone the use of outside alcohol or drug substances in the space. 

WASHROOMS

  • 2 gendered washrooms with stalls.

  • 2 accessible washroom stalls.

  • 2 private, gender-neutral, accessible washrooms.

  • Change tables available.

ALLERGIES & SCENTS

The Brewery Market is a public space and unfortunately we cannot guarantee the space is scent or allergen free.

FREE AND PWYC ENTRY

Our Saturday Farmers' Market is always free to attend.

 

Ticketed events run by the Halifax Brewery Farmers' Market Cooperative will always have a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) option. We aim to make our events accessible to everyone and to have no one turned away.

 

We acknowledge that despite being PWYC there may still be underlying pressure to contribute financially, but please do come no matter what your financial situation may be.

FREE PARKING

  • Free parking at 1521 Lower Water St. Saturday 6am - 3pm.

  • CarShare Atlantic users park free in Develop NS parking lots on the waterfront.

  • Free weekend parking at Dalhousie Sexton campus.

  • Street parking is free on Saturdays.

LANGUAGE BARRIERS

Multiple languages are spoken onsite at the market, English being the most common. 

SAFER SPACES

We do not tolerate discrimination or violence at the market. We strive to make the market a safe space; if there is anything we could do to make it safer for you please don’t hesitate to reach out.