St. Lawrence Market
Location: Corner of Jarvis and Front St.
Transit:TTC: Union Station, then walk east
Back in 1803 the governor proclaimed this area the “Market Block”. Today three historic buildings remain as the old city’s social centre, including the North Farmers’ Market, the South Market and Gallery and the beautifullyrestored St. Lawrence Hall. Over 120 specialty merchants and vendors display a variety of authentic market foods, delicatessen specialties and wines. You will find vendors selling unusual crafts and gifts, with ongoing entertainment in the form of art displays and live music.
On Saturdays the north building springs to life at five in the morning. Local farmers start setting out their seasonal produce at first light, introducing 1,001 aromas and tempting tastes to the hall. The site also hosts a regular antique and old paper market.
Follow the locals for a favourite Toronto tradition – the Canadian peameal bacon sandwich. This signature snack of Toronto features salt- and sugar-cured extra-lean back bacon, rolled in cornmeal, and is well worth trying.