New Scarborough Farmers Market
The New Scarborough Market Mall will be located on a prominent and important site in Scarborough. The site is the gateway location to important neighboring cultural and community facilities to the west, including the new Cultural Arts Facility, Shaw Park, Tennis Center and Scarborough Secondary School. the building placement and architectural design must therefore both recognize the important function the Farmers Market building will have as a gateway building to the neighboring community amenities and serve as a practical and efficient marketplace. The Farmers Market building will be a major shopping destination therefore traffic considerations are paramount. The entry plaza at Milford Bypass and Orange Hill is paramount to efficient site operation as proper access to the market will be vital to the success of the facility. The Market must accommodate all forms of transportation including cars, taxis, trucks, commercial vehicles, and public buses as well as pedestrians’ traffic. The building’s curved design along its corner location intentionally bifurcates the site to minimize cross traffic between pedestrian and vehicular areas, enhancing safety and creating efficient circulation patterns. The main pedestrian entrance to the market is also located at the entry plaza, allowing easy public access to the building and providing a large gathering space for cultural activities.