After much anticipation, Wellington Market at The Well has officially opened for business.

Located in The Well (RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT) at Front and Spadina in Downtown Toronto, the 70,000 square foot food hall features over 900 seats and a 3,400-person capacity with thoughtfully curated mix of merchants that celebrate Toronto's diverse culinary options.

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Designed by GPA Architects, Wellington Market is a European-inspired market atmosphere with a variety of spaces that allow for social connection and conversation. The Market is also designed with numerous entrances and a series of folding glass walls that open to the lower ground level of The Well's open-air Retail Walk. There are currently 35 tenants, with additional merchants set to open in the coming months.

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"The opening of Wellington Market is the result of the collective efforts of our dedicated team, tenants, community and partners who came together to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to Toronto. We are grateful for the tremendous efforts of this visionary team, whose dedication and collaboration brought us to this significant milestone", says Oliver Harrison, SVP, Leasing and Tenant Experience, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust. "We are excited to share this evolution of the Toronto food and drink scene and have everyone experience it in their own unique way."

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Wellington Market joins existing culinary offerings at The Well, that includes 12 restaurants along Wellington Street West and Aera, located atop the office tower at 8 Spadina. The Market will serve both the local and broader community over 11,000 residents and employees who will live and work at The Well, and approximately 80,000 residents living nearby within walking distance.

"Creating the ideal mix of merchants resulted from a thoughtful, curated, and strategic process informed by extensive culinary research and outreach beyond Toronto's borders," says Oliver Harrison, SVP, Leasing and Tenant Experience, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust. "This collection of food options cannot be found under one roof anywhere in the city. It pays tribute to the city's rich culinary history and offers an inspiring balance of new and well-known staples to its food scene."

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As part of the public opening, Wellington Market will host its Celebration Weekend on May 31, and will feature DJs, food samples from the newly opened food merchants, and culinary-themed workshops in the Wellington Event Venue — a 5,000 sq. ft. BDP Quadrangle-designed activation space designed for arts and cultural events, and conferences.

A complete list of Wellington Market merchants can be found on their website.

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About The Well:

The Well is a bold reflection of Toronto's energy and diversity and an extension of the urban vibrancy of King West. Bordering Front, Spadina and Wellington, it is a mixture of retail, commercial and residential space in downtown Toronto that will draw approximately 22,000 daily visitors, including the approximately 11,000 residents and employees that will live and work at The Well. The design includes 1.2 million square feet of office space and 320,000 square feet of retail and food service. It has 1,700 residential units spread throughout six purpose-built rental and condominium buildings, plus one office building connected to a three-level Retail Walk.