Patios, pizza and distancing as businesses open for long weekend

By | May 17, 2020

It was a Victoria Day long weekend like no other: there was both sunshine and physical distancing.

On Friday, The Forks Market reopened with a soft launch, welcoming visitors back to the historic site after being closed for almost two months. Although the parkade was barricaded, motorists trickled into the other available lots.

An attendant greeted visitors walking in to the market hall with a spritz of sanitizer on their hands. Portions of the building were closed off with dividers, funnelling guests toward the open vendors and retailers, then back outdoors to the outdoor patio area operated by The Common.

Sara Stasiuk, a spokesperson for The Forks, said the reopening has gone smoothly so far. 

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