Beginning as two adjacent stables for competing rail companies, the horse stalls were joined together by a courtyard and bridges and became what is now known as The Forks Market.
The Forks Market features a six storey tower with viewing platform, which is accessible by stairs or elevator and features interpretive panels with information on the site's history.
The market also comprises two storeys of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit, bread, meat, and wine to cigars and aromatherapy products to crafts and artworks from 300 local and Canadian artisans.
There are four full service restaurants in the Forks Market: Sushi Train at The Forks, Sydney's at The Forks, The Beachcomber & Ba Ja Beach Club, and The Original Pancake House. There is also a food court and numerous quick service food vendors.
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“Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market place, and cried incessantly: I seek God! I seek God!”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
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Straight into nothingness by being filled
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