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“if a foodie a must see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market
92-95 Front St. E., Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C3, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-392-7219
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Small-Group Toronto Beer Tour
Ranked #6 of 250 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Once housing city hall, this Victorian building is surrounded by other historically significant architectural gems.
Toronto ON Canada
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“if a foodie a must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Great place to explore, especially the basement. Everything that could tempt your tummy. You can eat here (very cheap and every ethnic background you can think of) or take home to cook. Freshest seafood is Tuesday or Friday. Saturday end of day on closing (around 445-5) great deals as they are closed Sunday and Monday.

Visited April 2013
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“Meat/Fish Market”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Plenty of fresh meat / fish available/ No idea if cheap or not compare to US. Souvenier shops are pricier than other downtown novelty shops

Visited May 2013
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“The No. 1 Market in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

National Geographic ranks St Lawrence Market as the No. 1 food market in the world so the first thing I was expecting was 'size'; I thought it would be the biggest food market in the world. Well, it is not; so maybe we have to qualify what "No. 1" really means. The first thing that impressed me with St Lawrence is its cleanliness. After seeing the Chinese groceries and markets, I came to realize that, indeed, the dirtiest part of any city in the world is its Chinatown. You will just be impressed by the cleanliness and orderliness of St Lawrence. It looks new, although the building has been in existence since 1968 and has been used as a market since 1979.

The second thing that impressed me is its selection of super-fresh meats and seafood, as well as other kinds of processed foods. I took pictures of giant Tomahawk Steaks and Alaskan King Crabs. We also didn't forget to order a Peameal Bacon Sandwich at Carousel Bakery as our Toronto friend D. had suggested. However, I didn't find the sandwich special anymore since D.'s mom had served us the same type of bacon for breakfast this morning.

Visited May 2013
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“Pleasant morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Great Market! Would have loved to do a full grocery shop but we're from out of town. Everything was fresh. Huge selection. Everyone is very friendly.

Visited May 2013
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“hustle and bustle - great choice of cheese and meats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Go to the seafood bar at the back - fab choice to fish filling burgers. Buy fresh pasta and an excellent selection of cheeses throughout the market. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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