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St. Lawrence Market Tours

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St. Lawrence Market
A foodie paradise, the long-running St. Lawrence Market occupies the historic South Market House building, which previously served as Toronto’s city hall and jail. Since 1803, residents and visitors have come here to meet, eat, and shop for food items ranging from Prince Edward Island oysters to peameal bacon to Montreal-style bagels. 

The Basics
St. Lawrence Market is heaven for hungry travelers, with many visitors stopping by during food tours of Toronto. It’s also a common stop on beer tours and walking tours around Old Town Toronto, as well as on haunted tours, thanks to reports of ghost sightings in and around the market area. 

In addition to the 50 or so food vendors on the lower level, the market also features the Market Gallery on the second floor. Set within the former council chamber, the gallery displays temporary exhibits covering local history and culture. The nearby North Market hosts a farmers market on Saturdays, beginning at 5am, and an antiques market on Sundays. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • St. Lawrence Market is a must-visit for foodies.
  • Bring cash as some vendors don’t accept debit or credit cards. 
  • The market is wheelchair accessible. 

How to Get There
The nearest subway stop to the St. Lawrence Market is Union Station, which is about a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively, you can take the King streetcar. Get off at Jarvis and walk one block to the south. 

When to Get There
St. Lawrence Market is open Tuesday to Saturday. On Saturdays, particularly during the summer, the market is usually thronged, especially at lunchtime and during the afternoon. Arrive early in the day to beat the crowds. During the lead-up to Christmas, the market offers an assortment of festive specialties. 

What to Eat at St. Lawrence Market
While there is no shortage of good food at St. Lawrence Market, there are some only-in-Canada specialties that locals and visitors rave about. The Carousel Bakery, for example, sells the popular peameal bacon sandwich, which consists simply of a kaiser roll, topped with peameal bacon and mustard. St. Urbain Bagels, meanwhile, are credited with introducing Montreal-style bagels to Toronto. The bagels here are dipped in honey water before being cooked over a wood fire. 
Address: 92 Front Street East, Old York, Toronto M5E 1C4, Canada
Admission: Free
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Small Group Ultimate Toronto Tour - Private Safe Tour

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Sample top Toronto sights during this comprehensive tour with a small group. Travel with no more than 11 guests as you explore landmarks like a sky-high Toronto tower and the mysterious Casa Loma gothic castle before enjoying a scenic harbor boat cruise with great views of the Toronto skyline. Visits to other Toronto attractions including St. Lawrence Market, Queen's Park, and much more as well as round-trip hotel transport, and skip-the-line entrance.
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Private Arrival Transfer from Toronto Pearson Airport YYZ

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Private Downtown Toronto Walking Tour in English

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Small-Group Toronto Beer Tour

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Discover how Canadian beer aligns with the history of Toronto on this guided small-group walking tour. Roam through the streets of Old Town Toronto, learning how beer played a role in the city’s past while visiting three classic Toronto pubs. Enjoy a beer tasting at the popular Mill Street Brewery. Then visit the St. Lawrence Market, with over 100 vendors, bakers, butchers and artisans, to sample a variety of Canadian specialties, followed by a tour of the trendy Distillery District, one of Canada’s hottest tourist attractions.
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The Pork and Bacon Walking Food Tour of Toronto's Hogtown History

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7-Minute Helicopter Tour over Toronto with a Souvenir Photo

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Toronto Downtown Private Walking Tour

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Explore downtown Toronto like a local with this unforgettable private walking tour that showcases the best of this diverse city. Spend two hours wandering entertainment hubs, financial centers and architectural landmarks with an expert guide. Walk the famed PATH--Toronto's underground passage that connects 28 kilometers of sites. Make stops at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Air Canada Center, Brookfield Place and more with this unforgettable tour that hits all of Toronto's highlights.  Please note: Tour is priced per group for up to 4 people
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Best of Toronto Private, In-Car, Food + Sightseeing Tour

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Sweet Delights Of Old Toronto Tour

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St. Lawrence Market and Olde Town Toronto Food Tour

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Experience a world of flavours at Toronto’s iconic St. Lawrence Market, named #1 world-wide by National Geographic in 2011. Today, the market hosts over 120 vendors of food, drink, house wares, and creatively crafted souvenirs that speak to Toronto’s diverse culture and fascinating history. Originally a trading post and fishing ground for indigenous Canadians over 200 years ago, this marketplace predates Toronto itself. As one of the oldest markets in Canada, the surrounding area is home to an array of historical landmarks and culturally significant cuisine, each with its own tale to tell. Over the centuries, the St Lawrence Market evolved into a two-story historical building filled with fresh produce, delightful delicatessens and extraordinary baked goods. Join us for a sampling stroll through the market and historic Old Town Toronto for a deliciously enlightening experience for tourists and locals alike.
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Toronto: Book a Local Host

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Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail to discover the best kept secrets in Toronto that your guidebook doesn’t even know about. See the art hub and best hipster hangout of the city while learning about the history. Discover the unique personality of the city through the best food spots and peculiar shops loved by locals. Explore markets, where growers, butchers, and fishmongers display their best produce. Relax on one of the beaches and discover quirky buildings while you walk through some of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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A Full Day In Toronto: Private And Personalised

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