Spotlight On: St. Lawrence Market

Being one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Toronto, St. Lawrence Market is rich in history, both socially and architecturally.

Dating back as far as 1803, the area between Front and King St, running from Jarvis to Church, was allocated as the Market Block and set the borderlines to one of the core neighbourhoods of the Town of York, the forerunner to Toronto. Despite changes to the facade of some of the buildings and various improvements to infrastructure over the decades, much of the architecture is nearing, if not over, a century old. The rich feeling of culture and heritage is undeniable and permeates every street and laneway.

Hailed as a major success in urban planning, the St. Lawrence Market seamlessly combines private and subsidized housing, apartments, townhouses, and in recent years, luxury condominium buildings; a slew of varying income levels and cultural backgrounds within a few city blocks.

The obvious star of the neighbourhood is the aptly named St. Lawrence Market. Boasting over 200 vendors and providing dozens of events and festivals yearly, its a hive of activity from dawn tis dusk on many occasions.

If you're in need of something to lessen the post-holiday blues, why not check out some of the cooking classes or walking tours on offer? Or my personal favourite, wander through and grab yourself some artisan cheese, a bottle of Ontario wine and call it a night.

THIS WEEK: Sunday Antique Market Every Sunday from 5am to 5pm.


Old Town Food Tour

Some of the best and brightest from over 120 vendors to learn, eat and enjoy the flavours of Toronto’s best market.

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