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"Enjoying in and out of St. Lawrence" St. Lawrence Market Tip by Faiza-Ifrah

St. Lawrence Market, Toronto: 39 reviews and 95 photos

  A busker performs in front of the building
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      A busker performs in front of the building
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Over 120 specialty merchants and vendors are located at Toronto's premier market. It is located at Front and Jarvis Streets, in the centre of the historic Old Town Toronto and is comprised of 3 buildings.

It is one of the 25 best markets in the world, according to Food & Wine magazine!

The main and lower levels of the South Market contain over 100 specialty vendors, known for the variety and freshness of their fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, grains, baked goods and dairy products, as well as for the uniqueness of the non-food items for sale.

The second floor of the South Market is home to the Market Gallery, an exhibition space for the City of Toronto's Cultural Services.

The North Market is primarily known for its Saturday Farmers' Market, a tradition begun on this site in 1803 and continuing today, as the producers of Southern Ontario bring their seasonal produce to market in the city.

On Sundays, over 80 antique dealers fill the North Market and the surrounding plaza, displaying their wares from dawn to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Every other day, the 10,000 square feet of modern showroom space in the North Market is available to rent for promotional functions, flea markets, displays, large social gatherings, meetings and exhibitions. Rental information is available here.

St. Lawrence Hall, built in 1850, today houses retail businesses on the ground floor and City offices on the second floor. The third floor, restored in 1967 as the City of Toronto's Centennial project contains the Great Hall which, with the ancillary rooms, is available for rent.

Address: 92 Front Street East
Directions: Historic District at Front Street and Jarvis Street.
Phone: (416) 392-7219

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