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“Great local market, but not great for tourists”

St. Lawrence Market
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St. Lawrence Market and Old Toronto Food Tour
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Ranked #5 of 515 things to do in Toronto
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Once housing city hall, this Victorian building is surrounded by other historically significant architectural gems.
Tulsa
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“Great local market, but not great for tourists”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I'd read that the St. Lawrence Market was a 'must see' for tourist spending a day or two in Toronto, but while it's easily a selling point for the city's real estate market, it's not really worthy of an 'attraction' heading on tripadvisor, yelp, etc.

If you need a stellar cut of steak, fresh baked goods, or similar edible items this is definitely the place for you. If you're a tourist wishing to explore the local market 'scene', you're better off venturing northwest of here toward Kensington Place. Much more interesting people-watching and much more shopping will await.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Decent market, worth a visit”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a pretty good market, but I'm not sure why National Geographic says it is the best in the world (at least that is what residents claim) -- the grand market in Budapest is way better. Anyway, this is a great place to visit and get a bite to eat. Nice layout, easy to navigate.

Visited July 2013
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Tennessee
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“Rated by National Geographic as number one market in the world”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Great market, many different foods and cultures represented. Be sure to add this to your travel plans

Visited July 2013
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office
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“Check opening times”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Closed Sundays and Mondays (guess how we know!)
Great atmosphere when open. You can get some excellent food and there are many different options - the ones we tried were very good quality and by Toronto standards good value for money.
try the peameal bacon in the Paddington Pump as part of a breakfast with french toast, home fries and eggs - a great start to the day.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix
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“Like Pike's in Seattle”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I can give no other praise than a market that has such great product from meat to wine and oil. From great local farms. Go here- get product, and if you are from out of town then find a kitchen and cook it!

Visited July 2013
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