Accessibility & Community

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.

ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCES

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

  • The South Arch 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.

PARKING

  • Develop Nova Scotia's Salter Lot is located directly across Lower Water Street.

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

  • More parking is available at Dalhousie Sexton campus and the Downtown Public library

  • Street parking is free on Saturdays.

ALLERGIES & SCENTS

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

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. 

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. 

WASHROOMS

  • 2 gendered washrooms with stalls.

  • 2 accessible washroom stalls.

  • 2 private, gender-neutral, accessible washrooms.

  • Change tables available.

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.

LANGUAGE BARRIERS

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

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.