The city market pharmacy market is growing like weeds and the flower market is becoming a bit of a cash cow for many of the city’s flower growers.
The market, known locally as the “barking carnival,” opened in December.
It’s a small operation that’s a bit bigger than a supermarket and sells about 300 flowers a day.
It has become such a popular attraction, the city council is considering opening a branch in the market.
“We are trying to attract more flower growers in our community, but that’s still in the works,” said councilor John C. Johnson, a retired firefighter and community activist.
He said the market needs to be more environmentally friendly, which he believes will benefit the city.
The flower market has also become a drawcard for residents who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets.
“I think people really appreciate the nature, because it’s not so busy on a Saturday morning,” said Julie A. Johnson of the City of Toronto, which owns the land at the centre of the market, near the corner of Spadina and Bloor.
“It’s the perfect setting to hang out with your friends and relax.”
The flower markets have been a popular tourist attraction for years.
In 2013, Toronto Public Health and Parks Canada announced it would expand its flower market in the city by creating a “diverse and sustainable” garden.
The flower market was first held in the late 1980s.
The market has grown over the years to more than 1,000 flowers and the community has helped host annual festivals such as the Queen’s Day Parade.
The city council has already announced a plan to open a branch of the flower markets in other neighbourhoods in the near future.