Stackt Market was a vacant property in downtown Toronto. The team at Stackt had the idea of building an urban market made from eco-friendly products, including sustainable pavers. At its core, Stackt is a public market built entirely from shipping containers. Inside the market, you’ll find vendors and craftsmanship that echo their commitment to sustainability. When searching for permeable paving options, Ecoraster was chosen to partner with Stackt because of its durability and sustainability. As each Ecoraster paver grid is made from 100 recycled plastic bags, Stackt and Ecoraster North America were a perfect fit. Our Ontario Ecoraster distributor, LID Permeable Paving, worked with the team at Stackt to ensure the right Ecoraser paver grid system and permeable pavers were selected for use.
PREPARATION and installation OfStackt Market Gravel Grid System
Stackt has been in the planning and construction phase for the past couple of years. Ecoraster would be used in the main common areas and, therefore, was not installed until the project was near completion. Paver base gravel was prepped prior to the Ecoraster installation. A gravel grid system was determined to be the best fit.
Ecoraster paver installation went incredibly fast, which came as a pleasant surprise to the installation team. Even in the harsh winter, the permeable hardscape installation process was seamless and the plastic paver grid was installed in less than a day. A gravel fill was placed on top of the Ecoraster grid, which will see both pedestrian and car traffic.
Stackt Market officially opened its doors in May 2019, and now welcomes locals and visitors from around the world. Ecoraster permeable pavement can be found in the main food and beverage areas and, while it may not be visible to the naked eye, it has already been proven to be durable, stable, and safe. Our grid system also meets all accessibility requirements.