Toowoomba’s Margaret Street Markets A Resounding Success

On Sunday, April 6th the Toowoomba CBD Markets were held in Margaret Street for the first time, with many thousands of people streaming through, some even from before the official opening time of 8am.
Margaret St Markets-Streetscape1The City Heart Toowoomba Group led by President Gary Wilson are appreciative of the invaluable assistance of Greg Johnson and the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, Toowoomba Regional Council and Drew Vallejos of Easterfest in making the markets a reality.

The aim was to bring life and activity back into Toowoomba’s CBD, and the markets succeeded well beyond the expectations of the Group, thanks to the immense support of the people of Toowoomba and surrounding areas who attended en masse.

On the day, Margaret Street was closed between 6am and 5pm, to allow for 80 stallholders to set up, with the markets operating from 8am to 2pm. Many Margaret Street businesses also opened, as did a number around in Ruthven Street, and most report busier than usual trade.

Entertainment was provided by a number of buskers including John Colville, Mason Watts, Grace Drummond and John Miners, with dance performances by QJam and Dance Central.

The City Heart Toowoomba Group’s Market Convenor, Jan Gorring is to be congratulated on ensuring a great variety of vendors of quality items.  Stallholders are keen to return, and over twenty additional sellers who couldn’t be present at this inaugural market, have already booked their sites for the next market day which will be Sunday, 4th May.


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