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St. Lawrence Market

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Address: 92-95 Front St. E., Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-392-7219
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Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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Joined Tim from Tour guides for a food tour through the market, finding out about the history and more importantly the foods available in the market

Reviewed May 28, 2016
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

Joined Tim from Tour guides for a food tour through the market, finding out about the history and more importantly the foods available in the market

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Reviewed May 28, 2016

St Lawrence Market is fine if you are actually shopping for dinner - but if you are a tourist looking for the must see place - this isn't it. It is a large building with lots of food stalls - fresh produce - large variety of meats, cheese, breads,etc. Take out food in the form of sandwiches. But while the... More 

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Reviewed May 28, 2016

Wander round, soak up the atmosphere, people watch and eat! If you are in Toronto this is well worth a visit

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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

The St. Lawrence Market is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy. It is a 'go to' destination whenever we are in Toronto. It is packed with fresh fish and meat vendors, cheese stores, bakeries, ethnic restaurants, ....a foodies paradise. There are also kitchen shops, souvenir stores, artisans booths and just about anything that you need. A very interesting destination... More 

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

Went on one of the free tours offered by tourguys.ca. The market would be fun to just roam around and gawk at the sheer variety of produce for anyone, but a tour guide helps you understand the history of the place as well as guide you towards the best vendors! Tim was a wonderful guide and I had a great... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

I went with a friend while visiting Toronto. We had lunch there and went to a few different stalls, but I didn't find anything particularly remarkable about it. It wasn't bad, just not fantastic either.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Coming from Calgary, I know the kinds of markets that are available and nothing compares to the quality or selection of the St. Lawrence Market. I wish I could find the same seafood at home and if I ever move to Toronto, I know I would frequent this place.

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Frisco, Texas
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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Great marketplace with the freshest goods and many vendors inside wil allow you to sample. I highly recommend.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful market with great stalls. The Peameal roll is a must. Canadian bacon at its best. But the highlight yesterday was a visit by the Harlem Globetrotters. They were being filmed in the market. What a bonus. So unexpected.

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Erie, PA
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

Wish we could have gotten more than souvenoirs! Had many great freshly made ethnic and seafood choices toeat there or take out.

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