Atwater Market is located beside the Lachine Canal in Southwest Montreal. For years I've been hearing about it yet I've never managed to get my ass over there. My loss!
We walked there from our hotel on Mansfield. It took about 45 minutes and the day was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Late summer in the northeast produces a incomparable quality of daytime light, in my opinion. Maybe it's the angle of the sun? I don't know that the photos capture it but they will have to tell the tale.
The walk down Atwater towards the market:
You can see the market building from the train when you're coming into Mtl:
You can also see the Canal...
This shot looks from the Canal back towards the market and Atwater - you can't really see it but the Mountain is ahead.
Now for the food!
We ate liberally from numerous stalls scarfing food as quickly it was handed to us. While I didn't get any good shots of the flower stands, they were incredibly numerous for a northern market and the product was unbelievably fresh and beautiful. What struck me most, other than the tremendous quality of everything, was the abundance of flowers.