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
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Waterfront Communities-The Island
How to get there
  • King • 7 min walk
  • Queen • 10 min walk
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  • 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 February 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Lyndria
    Flower Mound, Texas184 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 6 March 2023
  • alilodd80
    Stow, Ohio684 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Hawklord_pxr5
    Galashiels, United Kingdom869 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 April 2023
  • Melanie T
    New York City, New York4,658 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2023
  • Gabriel C
    Toronto, Canada3 contributions
    Great local experience for newcomers
    My friend took me there on my second weekend in Toronto, for some grocery shopping. It was a great experience for a newcomer like me, who love visiting local markets when in a new city. I was quite impressed by how neatly the pieces of meat and fish were displayed, making you really want to buy them. There is a terrace on the second floor so we could eat some fresh bakery and drink coffee just bought from the market.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Mark T
    Orlando, Florida464 contributions
    Fabulous food destination
    Our girls loved going from stall to stall picking up little treats along the way. Lots of great cakes and pastry places. A must stop particularly if it’s cold outside.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 4 June 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,961 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
I visit St. Lawrence Market primarily for a fresh fish and chips lunch, and sometimes get some large bones for my dog, or buy some fresh baked pies.
Written 18 February 2024
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CrisslyRose
Dominican Republic13 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Here you can find a lot of shops that offer you a great variety of cheeses, meat, pastries, coffee, fruits, vegetables, and souvenirs. It is a fresh place to visit. In some shops, you can pay with your credit card or cash, and besides, there are ATM.
Written 17 February 2024
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Stefan Overton
Colchester, UK168 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
I think this market is definitely somewhere to visit and to tick off your list if visiting to say you’ve been.

However, there are tons of meat stalls which wasn’t great for me being a vegetarian.

There are also quite a few cheese stalls. We were visitors for two weeks so wouldn’t be practical to fly cheese back home.

Other than that, there was a pastry stall and a souvenir stall as well as chutneys and jams being sold.

We didn’t buy anything but was something to visit for 20 minutes.
Written 9 February 2024
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Aidan C
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
This is the worst market ever, might as well go to Whole Foods. They over charge way too much. Would not recommend coming here.
Written 13 January 2024
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LMnay
Toronto, Canada100 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
St. Lawrence Market is well worth visiting, whether you're a tourist or resident. There is a lot of unique and interesting vendors to visit, and lots of great food at the market itself, or in the surrounding area.
Written 7 January 2024
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Cggrimm07
Blackburn, UK104 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The market is a wonderful place full of different foods from all over , the smells are amazing. It was a busy day but the market is huge so it never felt over packed with people. We had the famous pea meal sandwich , freshly chucked oysters. I would highly recommend this place.
Written 7 January 2024
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EmLiesel
Birmingham, UK241 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We visited a couple of times while we were in Toronto - for both the food and the market stalls.

The building itself it really cool and great to walk round inside. Some stalls are better than others and it depends on what you are looking for but it is useful if you want to get some touristy souvenirs without the hiked prices around other attractions. There are also some more unusual/less touristy options.

There are so many food stalls, the one which stands out to me was an Italian one where I had what was like chicken parmigiana in a roll/sandwich. There were some stalls with delicious cakes and sweet treats - we tried a few and all were excellent!
Written 12 December 2023
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Bea
703 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The best known market hall in Toronto offering a big choice of various sort of food. I liked the architecture. The main building was erected in 1902. A part of the Old City Hall from 1845, was incorporated into it.
It was pretty busy inside but it is definitely a must to see.
Written 11 December 2023
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Nov 2023 • Business

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Written 21 November 2023
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Jasmine
70 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
A huge market with a variety of food and different cultures to choose from. Cheese, meat, pasta, pastries, wine, etc are all available.
Written 21 November 2023
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