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 under water – 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, specialty 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.