St. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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
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All roads to good food lead to St. Lawrence Market, a city landmark more than two centuries old. Two hundred vendors sell everything from local mustard to fresh pasta, lobster to artisanal bread.
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2-3 hours
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  • Lorraine W
    Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
    A foodies dream
    One of my favourite places in Toronto. For anyone who loves food you can great fresh produce here or a hearty cooked meal. If you're eating here I highly recommend the delicious chicken from Churrasco and the chicken parm sandwich from Carousel.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written January 7, 2023
  • Marc H
    Brunswick Heads, Australia96 contributions
    A great old fashioned market
    Definitely worth a visit - old style market with huge display of cheese, meat, fish, bakery items etc with only little touristy stuff’. On a Saturday definitely do not forget visiting the farmers market behind the main market - these stalls are set up by the farmers/local producer themselves and don’t get the custom they deserve. Plus, being less crowded, the stall holders have more time to talk
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2023
  • Andrés Blanco
    Carteret, New Jersey675 contributions
    Famous for a reason
    We were exploring Toronto and decided to stop by and see the market. WOW! It has so many specialty shops inside. If you like meat and cheese this place will feel like heaven. Also, there are multiple gift shops and eateries. All in one place to choose from. The market was clean and the atmosphere very pleasant.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2023
  • Chelsea D
    Dallas, Texas238 contributions
    Cozy, great for exploring and eating
    We visited St. Lawrence Market on a snowy Thursday morning in February so it was fairly empty. There are so many stalls and shops to tour that we spent nearly two hours inside. I got a dairy-free peanut butter and chocolate chip crepe at Crepe It Up in the lower area, tasted New Zealand honey, and bought a local chocolate bar. Upstairs, my bf got the famous peameal and bacon sandwich from Paddington and I got a large pulled pork sandwich from Carnicero's. My bf also got a large frosted shamrock cookie from Carousel Bakery, which turned out to be vegan! Everyone was very friendly and there was plenty of seating in the middle of the concourse. We used credit card tap everywhere, but there are ATMs. The bathrooms are clean and easy to find on the lower floor. Water bottle refill station down there, too. There were more produce, cheese, fish, meat, and souvenir shops that we didn’t visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 24, 2023
  • Lyndria
    Flower Mound, Texas183 contributions
    Cool place to shop!
    This market has it all! Lots of food vendors, such as butchers, fruit/veggie vendors, breads, pastry, and more. They also have souvenirs, maple syrup, maple cookies, flowers, coffee, tea, food to eat immediately or take home..I could go on and on. We went on Saturday to check it out and ended up going back on Sunday for breakfast.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • alilodd80
    Stow, Ohio683 contributions
    Fun market
    This market is similar to other markets in major cities. It’s bigger though, so we spent a couple hours browsing and choosing our lunch. As tourists, we didn’t buy any cheese or meat, but it was fun to look around.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2023
  • Hawklord_pxr5
    Galashiels, United Kingdom843 contributions
    Great place
    This a great way to spend some time, particularly if you’re looking for reasonably priced snacks or meals. If you’re not hungry when you go in, you will be soon enough! Vast array of food vendors and surely something you will fancy. Lots of ingredients to but and take way too.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2023
  • Cindy H
    4 contributions
    Great place to grab lunch
    It's a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. We enjoyed walking around all the food vendors and grocery shops. We enjoyed lunch from the Italian shop and picked up dessert from the Ukraine bakery
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 11, 2023
  • Jessica S
    Canada242 contributions
    So fun!!
    It poured the two days we were in TO end of April but we still explored. Just got soaked while doing it! We went to the St. Lawrence Market on a Sunday morning and adored it! What a bustling, fascinating place. Definitely check it out.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 30, 2023
  • Melanie T
    New York City, New York4,580 contributions
    Lots of options to choose from
    It wasn't too crowded for a Friday at around 11:30, so it was a pleasant experience to walk around. The market isn't that big but there are still lots of options to choose from. They sell everything such as souvenirs, meats, seafood, produce, desserts, bakery items, and there are some lunch spots as well. We didn't try anything since we had just come from brunch but it seems like a cool place to go food hopping (though some of it can be pretty pricey).
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 16, 2023
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Gail S
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Oct 2019
I live a few short blocks from the market. It has high quality, meat, fish, cheese and other fine foods. For the tourists it is a must visit in the city. However, with so many customers it is important to know the prices are really inflated for many things, especially produce. Off season their source is the same as the grocery stores yet the prices are on average $1.00 a pound higher than the Metro across the street. My favourite tea is $6.99 for a box of 80 bags at Metro and I once paid $12.99 at the Market for the same box. It is unfortunate that they have chosen to go this route.
Written March 5, 2020
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Sonya M
Ontario, Canada9 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited the market as a family of 4, with 2 kids ages 13 and 10. The fruits all laid out were beautifully presented, the ready to eat foods and snacks all smelled wonderful, and the candy vendors had sweet treasures to taste. Vendors of all kinds inside, outside, upstairs and down. It was a great visit.
Written March 5, 2020
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David X
Washington DC, DC57 contributions
Jan 2020
Overall, this market has most things a traveler wants to see in a classic high ceiling historic indoor market.....go to any market in other places like Italy or Spain, and you will find preserved meats and cheeses, other local favorite items, a rustic charm and protection from the elements. At this location, great for buying maple syrup if you are a local or returning to your home via bus or train. For airplane travelers, sorry but our global security and TSA ruins all that because most large syrups are way too many ounces to be approved for plane carryon. But back to my point, what is missing? Every market I've been to has at least 1 or 2 places to relax and have a beer and order food, and be able to watch the local people walking by. Why does this market not have a place to sit and order a beer? I don't know. Sounds un-Canadian to me !
Written January 4, 2020
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Connoisseur1222
Port Hope, Canada57 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
I ve started visiting the market back in the 70s. It is a strong tradition for many torontonians. All for good reasons why the children, now grown up, take their own children there. The place is a mecca of foods! Its like a mix of a bazzar, selling clothes, specialty foods, butchers and delis. Having a peameal bacon sandwich is a tradition to many. This is also the place to buy something you wont find in most places. For example, this is where I can still find genuine foie gras so as to make my own pate. There is also a man who makes his own jams. Fabulous! ..and like most kiosque holder at the market he will take the time to talk to you about his products, where he comes from and how it all came to be.
This is a great place to visit. I recommend it to anyone visiting Toronto. Great fun for the whole family!
Written February 19, 2020
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Anne F
Lewisburg, PA8 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Even on a busy Saturday, the lines at the eateries in the St Lawrence Market move quickly enough to mostly satisfy angst ridden teens who would rather look at their phones than truly soak in one of the great markets of the North. Cute shops, international stalls, and various eateries are on the first floor. Second floor is mostly meat and cheeses, with some great seafood and oysters for fresh eating. Recommend turning off the data on your teen's phone and then claiming you have no idea what is going on. Enjoy watching them wail and foment, then, with any luck they might enjoy the day. Or not, just get a big coffee and almond croissant at Balzacs and you'll be fine either way 🙂
Written July 2, 2022
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Sarika S
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
Feb 2020
I am a regular at the st. Lawrence Market. It has a good vibe over the weekend packed with tourists and locals. There is a wide variety of things happening at the market over the weekend. There is live music played by local artists outside on the lower floor, there is the farmers market in the tent outside of the main market on Saturdays and then antique market on Sunday. The variety of food options in the market is quite amazing too.
Written March 5, 2020
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Jacqueline C
Atlanta, GA22 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
St.Lawrence Market is a great indoor specialty market experience in Toronto’s harbor district. Shoppers can purchase fresh meats, cheeses, wines, fruits, olives, bakery and specialty items. Likewise we found specialty kitchen items, olive oils and Canadian souvenirs. St. Lawrence Market has outdoor seating with umbrellas and several lounge chairs for guests to enjoy a coffee or one of their many purchases. It was a bit crowded when we attended but I recommend St. Lawrence Market for an early morning shopping experience with friends or couples.
Written October 7, 2023
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sheila270
Toronto, Canada1,920 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We visited this market on a Saturday at 9am. It opens at 8am on Saturday. Not open Sundays or Mondays. Open during the week 9am-5pm. We parked at 2 Church street at a Green P and they have a Saturday special- $1 for 2 hours. It’s only a 5 minute walk to the market. There is a second St Lawrence market across the street. It’s small and has only fruits and vegetables. There was no screening upon entering. But masks are required. There’s two floors. We bought lots of fruits and vegetables. There’s lots of meat vendors, fish, cheese vendors and bakeries. Some that sell cheese and pastries. We bought a Peameal bacon sandwich in a bun at Paddington’s Pump for $6.75. And a roast beef sandwich. The food was delicious and the price is reasonable. It’s best to come here when they open. We got here about 9 and some vendors had long lines. We visited around an 1 hour and half. It’s a popular tourist attraction and a Toronto Landmark.
Written November 6, 2021
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salm140
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
Dec 2019
Some of the best quality foods both prepared and ready to cook at home is here.
Stroll down the aisles with a friend family or by yourself and get a taste of the best meats, fish, and poultry you can find anywhere. Prices are reasonable but coming to the Market St. Lawrence that is a great way to spend any morning giving you new and great ideas for any meal you wish to prepare.
Great people, everyone is so helpful and I can't imagine not having a wonderful experience if you go.
Written March 25, 2020
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S.Sulianah Swift-Kendrick
Singapore, Singapore287 contributions
Sep 2020
I kind of like this place when I visited Toronto in Sept 2019, although I don’t enjoy going to markets in real life. There are so many food stuffs, ready-to-eat food and souvenirs. There are so many types of food to try. So come here hungry. And you walk a bit further from the market around 8 mins you will reach the Queens Quay. The scenery here is spectacular where you can see the view of Lake Ontario, massive like a sea.
Written August 11, 2021
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