St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market is one of the world's most renowned food markets

St Lawrence Market Hall
St Lawrence Market Hall cc licensed photo by Ian Muttoo

In Toronto the historic St Lawrence Market is a very friendly and personable place to shop for fresh local produce and many other items in a wide variety of speciality shops. The vendors are really knowledgeable and passionate about their products. This incredible market is over 200 years old and was titled The 'World's Best Food' market in April 2012 by National Geographic.

If you are visiting on Sunday there is an antique market that is a must see if you like collectables, antiques or unusual things with unique character. Such items include a range of expensive antiques to chic retro. The St. Lawrence Market is so large that it is housed in three different buildings- St. Lawrence Hall, the north market and south market.

In the South Market you will see some hand crafted jewellery and other accessories such as beautiful hand-bags, novelty gift items, clothing, flower shops, meat shops, seafood, fruits and vegetables, cheeses and other dairy items, eggs, organic as well as bulk foods, coffee and other drinks all for sale.

This market has a second floor and is wheelchair accessible with an elevator making it possible for everyone to visit. On the top floor you will enjoy viewing the gallery market where you might feel as though you have just stepped into the past. Here you can view City Council Chambers as it used to be as well as the remnants of the City Hall that once stood on this spot between 1845-1899.

The North Market is the location where the farmers market first opened and operated weekly on Saturdays starting in 1803. Now Many antique dealers come and display their goods on Sundays. Admission is free.

The St. Lawrence Hall was built in 1850. This beautiful structure has retail businesses on the main floor and city offices on the second floor. On the third floor there is the Great Hall which with additional rooms that are rented out for special events.

When visiting the St. Lawrence Market it is important to note that most, but not all, vendors accept Interact or credit cards. However, they do all accept cash. There are a number of restaurants through-out the market ranging in a huge variety of different dishes such as fish n chips or other seafood, gourmet dishes containing prime meats or poultry, freshly made sandwiches and pastries, crepes, sushi, pizza and so much more.

Be sure to check out the video near the bottom of the page for a great overview.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: Toronto, ON M5E 1C3, Canada

Phone: (416) 392-7219

Official Website: St. Lawrence Market


Rated 4.6 out of 5St. Lawrence Market Star Rating

5 Star Rating If you're a food lover or a market enthusiast😍🙌, then a visit to St. Lawrence Market in Toronto is a must. The market offers an incredible variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and more, 🧀💐🥬🍇🥕🥒☕️making it a truly delightful experience for the senses. the market takes you on a flavorful journey through Toronto's rich culinary landscape. Whether you're a local or a tourist, St. Lawrence Market is a true local treasure and a vibrant hub of culinary delights that you wouldn't want to miss!💯🙌

Anup Gelal - 9 days ago

4 Star Rating Visiting St. Lawrence Market in Toronto is a must for any food enthusiast or market lover. This historic market offers a sensory delight with its bustling atmosphere and incredible variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and more. Exploring the South Market, you'll encounter an array of vibrant stalls and friendly vendors ready to offer samples and share their expertise. The North Market is a treasure trove of unique shops and boutiques, perfect for finding one-of-a-kind items. The market's rich history and beautiful architecture add to the overall charm. Whether you're a local or a tourist, St. Lawrence Market is a captivating and flavorful experience.

Luisa Tam - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Pretty good, not a tourist cash grab or anything of that sort. Every item that I ate there was delicious. Fresh food and decent prices. Make sure to go to the coffee shop at the entrance on weekend and have the Jamaican blue mountain coffee . It's probably one of the best coffees I've ever had.

Zahan Badshah - 23 days ago

5 Star Rating An excellent indoor market that doesn't just sell food. Picked up a number of gifts to take home from a number of stalls. Prices vary so do shop around. Enjoyed a delicious almond croissant before going out for a busy day of sightseeing. Arrived at opening time, so wasn't busy at all.

Metal Mama - 4 days ago

4 Star Rating Came here 45 minutes before closing. Half of the stores were already closed. The lobster roll was good. And there's a souvenir shop owned by a Korean family. Their ice wine tea was very fragrant and tasty.

Igor Jin - 3 days ago

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TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaKing Street Station7 Minutes

How to get to St. Lawrence Market by TTC Subway

Exit the subway at King Street, walk east along King Street to Market Lane and turn right. St. Lawrence Market is in the large buildings along the left of the lane and on the far side of East Front Street up ahead. If you see an eastbound 504 Streetcar approaching you can take it to Jarvis Street and save a few minutes off your walking time.

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This video gives you a great look into the St. Lawrence Market and surrounding neighbourhood
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