St Lawrence Market in Toronto, Canada
The St Lawrence Market in Toronto, Canada is one of the world’s great markets! Here in Ohio, it could be comparable to the Westside Market! Every merchant is basically mothers, sons, fathers and daughters whose hard work and passion for food and craft make up the collective story of the Market. There’s so much to see, taste and discover! It’s definitely a stop one should make when in Toronto! :)
The market is comprised of three main buildings: The South Market, the North Market and St. Lawrence Hall. The South Market contain over 120 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 South Market is also 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 which is a tradition since 1803 and continuing today, as the producers of Southern Ontario bring their seasonal produce to market in the city. Also, on Sundays over 80 antique dealers fill the North Market and the surrounding plaza, displaying their wares. 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.
Finally you have the 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 rental for weddings and other special events.
It was REALLY hard to not buy everything you saw…especially all the amazing looking veggies, fruits, and desserts! :) I did however snatch up 1 AMAZING Pistachio Macaroon that I soon realized I should have bought about 25 of them! :) SO DELICIOUS!!