The Eaton Centre’s luxurious new food court is done taking a time out.
After pausing operations in March to help contain the spread of COVID-19, Time Out Market Montréal will reopen to the public as of Wednesday, July 8.
The massive market has adopted “intensified” safety precautions and new systems have been implemented to ensure guests with an enjoyable dining experience while prioritizes the health and safety of customers, employees, and concessionaires, according to a press release.
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Spanning across 40,000 sqft, guests will have “ample space” to keep their distance at the market and Time Out says it has an “advanced technology air circulation” that, coupled with its high ceilings, will have to ensure a clean airflow.
Plexiglass dividers have been installed at food counters, bars, and at each table to separate dining parties. Customers can also order food with a contactless ordering system that is available on the Time Out Market app, allowing clients to order and pay without contact.
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The market’s items will also be available for delivery through DoorDash and all staff will be wearing PPE equipment.
“Time Out Market Montréal has 40,000 sqft for guests to social distance without losing the fun atmosphere that makes dining at Time Out Market so special,” says the market’s CEO, Didier Souillat. “Since the market represents the very best in local dining based on editorial curation, our editorial voice will be a prominent part of reopening. Throughout the market, social distancing partitions will be inscribed with quotes from a diverse group of Montréalers, and our video screens will feature local content curated by Time Out editors. Time Out Market Montréal will continue to bring local culture and exhibit the pulse of the city.”
To comply with social distancing rules, the market will stagger its kitchen reopenings in waves. The first wave on July 8 will include six concessionaires, a cooking school, and bars, allowing guests sufficient room for ordering and dining.
The locally renowned chefs and concepts returning on opening day include:
- Japanese counter Marusan
- Le Red Tiger Cantine Vietnamese
- Signature chef Paul Toussaint
- Chefs Claude Pelletier and Mélanie Blouin and their artisanal fresh pasta from Il Miglio
- The Neapolitan-style pizza of Restaurant Moleskine
- The Portuguese rotisserie chicken of Romados
- Ateliers & Saveurs culinary classes at Time Out Market Montréal’s Cooking School
Opening hours have been adjusted (as of July 8) to 11 am to 8 pm from Sunday to Thursday and 11 am to 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The wine bar, beer bar, and cocktail bar will be open one hour later than the kitchen; until 9pm from Sunday to Thursday and until 10pm on Saturdays and Fridays.