About St Lawrence Market
One of the best ways to spend a Saturday morning is to stroll through the St.Lawrence Market. Coffee in-hand, back-bacon sandwich in the other (sorry in-advance to our veggie friends!) the sampling opportunities are endless and the produce is farm-fresh. Open 6 days a week, the market has become a tourist attraction, go-to local hot-spot, and world-renowned stomping grounds (thank you, National Geographic feature). Today, it is also host to Market Kitchen – a popular cooking school and event space.
A mix of commercial and condominium or loft buildings make the St.Lawrence Market area a neighbourhood for the urban-inclined. Professionals, retirees (with pied-à-terre), city-slickers, artists, and families, all meet in one of Toronto’s most happening cross-sections of downtown Toronto. Ironically, this is a neighbourhood that was once underwater – until city-planners saw a need to create more land space and pushed the waterfront of Lake Ontario back with a massive landfill project in the 1800s. Although originally planned as a walk-friendly esplanade, fully-equipped with scenic waterfront trails, financial investment from Canadian railway companies incited industry investment in local real estate. From this point forward, the St.Lawrence Market’s eclectic urban atmosphere was born. Today, the St.Lawrence Market area remains an understated, chic, European-style, neighbourhood smack-dab in the heart of the city.
Lined with financial towers, speciality shops, restaurants, piano bars, cafes, clothing shops, and furniture design stores – this is an upscale neighbourhood that is rich in enterprise. This, combined with pedestrian-friendly walkways, unique architecture, and proximity to the transit, make the St.Lawrence Market neighbourhood a novelty space for anyone seeking a new home – or home away from home.