Downtown Timmins will have an urban farmers market this summer… just spread out over a wider area.

City council has approved the idea for every Thursday from July 2nd to September 24th.  A majority overruled the concerns of Councillor John Curley, who says it’s not the thing to do in this era of physical distancing and other anti-coronavirus health measures.

Council heard, however, that the market will comply with provincial regulations about distancing and pedestrian traffic control.  Still, Curley asked that the Porcupine Health Unit get a copy of the resolution.

Chief administrative officer Dave Landers pointed out that the vote was only on shutting down Third Avenue between Spruce and Balsam Streets, and not about public health measures.