Waterworks Food Hall

Commercial, Current

Waterworks Food Hall with trees and a park

Project Information

Located in a meticulously restored and repurposed heritage industrial building in one of Toronto’s most dynamic urban neighbourhoods, King West, Waterworks Food Hall will be curated with over 20 vendors offering specialty fare, seasonal experiences, and authentic global cuisine. From lunches with colleagues to dinners with friends, or even a weekend brunch, Waterworks Food Hall is poised to emerge as a landmark destination, drawing a global and domestic audience, while serving as an essential hub for our local residents and businesses. The restoration of the original “Great Hall” transformed the former 1932 City of Toronto Waterworks machine factory into a masterful culinary destination opposite the recently completed St. Andrew’s Playground. The restoration of the existing skylights and industrial components lends itself to a European-style food hall. The introduction of new full-height windows and entries at the south, east, and west ends of the Great Hall creates an extension to the public realm with an open-air courtyard.

Waterworks Food Hall is the culmination of eight years of extensive research from around the world. Inspiration was found in renowned food halls in London, Copenhagen, Madrid, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and beyond. More than just a collection of restaurants and artisanal food stalls, Waterworks Food Hall offers a multifaceted dining experience, a communal gathering place, and a promise to be an unparalleled culinary destination in Toronto.

  • Status Under Construction, Proposed Opening Summer 2024

  • Address 499 Richmond Street West

  • Neighbourhood King West, Toronto

  • Type Retail

  • Waterworks Food Hall at night with people sitting in the park
  • Waterworks Food Hall at night
  • The inside of Waterworks Food Hall showing a large window and chandeliers

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