A CNE-Style Food Market Is Coming To Toronto This Month

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If the news of the CNE being cancelled has got you down, then this ought to cheer you right back up. While there isn’t a way to experience the fun of a Ferris wheel in a socially distant way, you can still take in the deliciousness of carnival food like you’d get at the CNE thanks to a new outdoor food market.

El Mercado TO officially opens on May 23 and will be located at 884 Queen Street East on the Barrio patio

Wondering what you can expect to be indulging in at this food market? Think fried candy bars, roasted corn, dill churros, burritos, smoothies, margaritas, pineapple whip, and avocado, pickle, and coconut soft serve.

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That’s not all because you can also purchase fresh produce here, too as well as tacos, guac, chips, and more.

All foods will be prepared in advance and masks are mandatory if you want to get in. If you don’t have a mask, one can be purchased for $2.

In addition to those safety precautions, all employees will be outfitted in face shields and a maximum of five people will move in one direction to allow for social distancing.

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There will also be hand sanitation stations throughout the market.

According to BlogTO, this market is a brilliant collab between Barrio and a concession company that travels to various festivals and fairs whose 2020 season has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

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