In true Montreal fashion, we've sprung right over spring and directly into summer weather. Almost suddenly, flowers are in bloom and leaves are on the trees, offering welcome pools of shade in the humid heat. Nowhere is the new summer spirit more evident than the Atwater Market, where flower and plant stalls have returned.\nBeneath the white tents that line the market parking lot, visitors will now find hundreds of plants bursting with colour.\nThey'll need to follow the sweet smells to find the herb vendors, who supply everything from rosemary, to mint and cilantro.\nThe dense stalls and aisles create a miniature lush jungle in this little corner on the north side of the Lachine Canal.\nThe plant stands first opened up on May 7, according to a post to the Atwater Market Facebook page.\nIt also shared that, this summer, the Sud-Ouest borough has pedestrianized the surrounding Place du Marché to make movement around the market easier.\nThe closure of the streets is just one of the many steps officials and market organizers have taken to enable social distancing and protect the health of vendors and customers.\nA fence now encircles the market, including the horticulturalists, so its staff can better control the number of people who enter.\nInside, teams are working to keep people two metres away from each other.\nIl n'y a personne comme nos producteurs horticoles pour vous redonner le sourire ☺️ 💕\n\nPartagez vos moments jardinage...Posted by Marché Atwater on Tuesday, May 12, 2020\nView this post on Instagram Spring and summer vibes are on ☀️💐 . . . #spring #summer #summervibes #flowers #marcheatwater #sunnyday #balconydecor #montreal #montreallife #quebec #canada A post shared by Gwen (@mggwen) on May 14, 2020 at 1:53pm PDT\nVisitors are also required to wash their hands at new hand-washing stations both when they enter and exit "the secured area."\nShoppers are further "asked to take the following precautions:"\n· "make a grocery list and have a clear idea of your needs before entering the market; · "shop alone or with one essential helper; · "leave children at home, if possible;" and · "if possible, visit during normal quiet times: Monday to Wednesday at the beginning and end of the day."\nView this post on Instagram Another day, another flower market... #spring #montreal A post shared by Michel Lapointe (Mikeinmtl) (@studiolivingbnb) on May 26, 2020 at 5:04am PDT\nView this post on Instagram カナダの夏の愉しみは お花のある暮らし #お花のある暮らし#ライフイズフラワー #お花が綺麗な季節 #montrealflowershop A post shared by Mickye (@cardinal_mickye) on May 24, 2020 at 6:39pm PDT\nBut the market is now open every day, including Sunday, after reducing its hours earlier in the season.\nDespite changes to the shopping experience, the Atwater Market is still the place to get that first sweet taste of summer.\nGet all the details below.\nAtwater Market\nWhere: 138, avenue Atwater\nWhen: Every day, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.\nWhy You Need To Go: To explore the plant vendors' stalls and get all your herb and flower garden essentials.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Stéphane Vial (@stephanevial) on May 18, 2020 at 12:13pm PDT\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.