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“Closed on Sundays and Mondays! What is open on Sundays isn't worth it.” 1 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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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.
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“Closed on Sundays and Mondays! What is open on Sundays isn't worth it.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I was looking forward to going to the St. Lawrence Market. After all, National Geographic rated it very high. I arrived in town late in the afternoon on Saturday and headed there first thing Sunday morning full of excitement! Then I was full of disappointment! The main market, which is where the majority of the action is, is closed on Sundays and Mondays. What is open is an unimpressive antique market across the street.

Cost/person: Great! It's free to walk around and look. I'm unable to comment on what a typical person may spend since the main market was closed (did I mention that already?!).

Duration: I spent 30 minutes at the antique market. That was about right to look at little more than a glorified garage sale.

Good:
- Convenient to the financial district and downtown Toronto.
- Facilities looked nice from the outside and through the windows!

Bad:
- How about being closed 2 out of 7 days?! If it is that busy, then it ought to be open. Other major produce/food markets (think Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA) are.
- The antique market was clearly more of a giant garage sale. Although there may be values and good deals to be had, you have to come early (think 6am) and know your stuff. Several people were arguing over the cost of silver per ounce (how many of us recreational people know those sorts of details?!)

Recommendations:
- If you can go Tuesday through Saturday, then go to the main market.
- Skip the antique market. It's too far out of the way for little more than 30 minutes.

Visited July 2013
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“Must see. Great for lunch.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great food hall. Busy on a Friday, but not too crowded. Plenty of seating outside for a lunch. Wish I lived in Toronto so I could shop there. I couldn't believe they had bacon wrapped filets for $7.00 each. Picked up french bread, mozzarella cheese and tomato and basil for a little picnic. Great cheese places.

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“Old fashioned fruit and veg market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Plenty of choice here to pick up a picnic lunch, and not far to the harbourside to eat it. Don't forget the North market over the road, which has a Farmers' Market on Saturdays.

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“The most amazing market!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

A bit of everything gastronomical! Only a brief visit while on a bus tour but will go back during next visit. Meats, cheeses, pastries, candies, bread, gifts, etc. And amazingly clean. The historical building it's housed in adds to the ambience. Don't miss it.

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“How much is it, already?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

First off, I would say that frankly, it's just two pieces of back bacon in a bun, people! You have a tendency of saying "back bacon sandwich" the way they would say "Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza", "Montreal Smoked Meat" or "Parisian Baguette"! Let's not go crazy. These guys did not invent bacon. And what they sell, bacon in a bun (and YOU have to dress it!!!), should be $5 max.

What bothers me the most at Carrousel, is that you can go buy the exact same thing 10 times in a row on the same day, for crying out loud, and the price is NEVER the same! They don't have a cashier. The staff, mostly teenagers, look up at a piece of paper on the wall, to figure out the tax. Your total is never the same. I'm this close to calling the BBB on them. They're rolling in dough, with their average sandwich and their approximate pricing. It's insulting.

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