Take a Trip Through Time with the St. Lawrence Market

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If you ask any Torontonian the following questions you’ll get the same answer. Where can I get the freshest produce? Which Toronto market is the most bustling? I’m obsessed with peameal bacon sandwiches, where is the best in the city? The answer? The St. Lawrence Market of course. The St. Lawrence Market has been providing visitors, both locally and tourists from afar, with delicious foods and a great market experience for over a century! We wanted to learn a little more about how the St. Lawrence Market that we know and love came to be, so we did a little digging. Here’s what we found out.  Continue reading

Everything You Can Do at the St. Lawrence Market: Spring Edition

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The St. Lawrence Market has been one of the city’s busiest culinary hubs for over 200 years! If you’ve ever visited on an early Saturday morning, not only can you feel the energy, but you can sense the history as well. With over 120 vendors showcasing their delicious foods and produce, visitors of the St. Lawrence Market have always been guaranteed great food. Not only can foodies eat and shop here, but they can get hands-on experience through the Market’s special events. Here’s a look at what classes and experiences are coming up this spring!  Continue reading

7 Things to Eat at the St. Lawrence Market

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Since it’s first market day in 1803, the St. Lawrence Market has been a beloved Saturday morning destination. With over 120 vendors, the options for good eats are endless. While the market is a great place to grab your fresh produce, artisan cheese, and meats for the week, there are tons of ready-to-go treats as well! It’s a good idea to refrain from eating before heading to the market so you can leave room for any spontaneous munchies that catch your eye. Here’s a look at 7 of the tastiest things you’ll find to eat at the St. Lawrence Market.  Continue reading

Places to Shop for Gifts in the Area

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At this point in December, any remaining gift shopping you have to do would actually be considered ‘last minute’. Well, not literally last minute, but considering Christmas is this upcoming weekend, you’ve left it a little late. But that’s okay! Luckily, this isn’t a problem if you live in our neighbourhood! There are tons of different places to grab those ‘last minute’ gifts, and still have them be special and thoughtful. These are some spots you should check out to help you finish up your Christmas shopping!  Continue reading

Everything You Can Do at St. Lawrence Market this Month

st-law-classesOur neighbourhood is constantly on the go. Whether it’s in the shops, at home, or on the street, things are bustling at St. Lawrence. This is especially true of the market. It never rests! If you’ve ever been there on a Saturday morning then you definitely know what we’re talking about. The sights, smells, and sounds are overwhelming in the best way possible. But St. Lawrence Market has lots going on aside from the market itself. The calendar for November is full with great events and classes to take part in! Here’s what you can look forward to this month!  Continue reading

Get Your Tickets for Evening at the Market

evening-at-market-headerThe St. Lawrence Market has long been the go-to spot to get delicious eats in the city. Early weekend risers are treated to first pick of the best and freshest produce out there, while those who visit the market throughout the week are likely to get their hands on satisfying nosh on their way to work or for lunch. No matter when you visit, tasty treats are plentiful. But what about at night time? Thankfully, this year’s Evening at the Market event will give you an after hours experience you won’t forget.  Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

The Architect’s Picks: Favourite Cultural Landmarks in the Neighbourhood

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When it comes to the design of The St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, we have architectsAlliance and the brilliant mind of Peter Clewes and his team to thank for that. aA has tackled many notable projects throughout the city have certainly made their mark on Toronto. Naturally, this makes them an expert when it comes to our area and the city in general. We took some time to chat with Peter, their principal architect, about some of his favourite cultural hotspots in our neighbourhood and went ahead and mapped them out. See what his top picks are and what he has to say about each of them below!

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Explore These Food Markets From Around the World

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Living in this area is great for so many reasons – proximity to delicious restaurants, easy access to the rest of the city, and a growing vibrant community, but one factor really stands out above the rest – The St. Lawrence Market. The city’s most popular market (not to mention world-renowned) has been hosting a public market since 1803, and things have only improved since then. With hundreds of vendors to choose from, and an energetic atmosphere, this is a top destination for anyone living in the area, the city, and visitors from all over.

While we’re head over heels for our beloved St. Lawrence, we thought we’d check out the other great food markets from around the world.

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Throwback: St. Lawrence Market in the 1970s and 80s

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One of the things that we love about our area is that it is so rich with history. It features many buildings that have stood the test of time and it’s wonderful being able to spot them as you wander around the area. Of course, one of those buildings that we hold dear is St. Lawrence Market and love having it close by.

We’ve already taken a look back at some of the history behind it, but go back in time with us and see what it was like at St. Lawrence Market and the surrounding area in the 1970s and 80s.

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5 food blogs that will inspire your St. Lawrence Market grocery shop

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We’re constantly counting our blessings for having such an amazing place to shop for local produce and other products, so close to home. The St. Lawrence Market is a staple in the community and one of the best places to spend your Saturday morning buying groceries! That being said, with all these amazing and unique products at your fingertips, sometimes it can be hard to think of what to cook them up with. That’s why this week we’re going to share some of our favourite food blogs with you – to make it easier to put those St. Lawrence Market purchases to good use! Continue reading