Visiting St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada

Foodie heaven at St Lawrence Market

In our previous post on Toronto, we visited the district of Kensington Market but one other must-see sight in Toronto is St. Lawrence Market. Not only is it a must-do for Foodies but the building was the original Toronto City Hall, serving that purpose from 1845 until 1899. So there’s some historical significance here as well!

St Lawrence market Toronto

You’ll find St. Lawrence Market at Front Street East and Jarvis Street in the Old Town district of Toronto. There used to be two buildings here however the North building was demolished in 2015. Entry is free, however, there are food tours if you want an in-depth guide to the market.

St Lawrence market TorontoSt. Lawrence Market is open Tuesday to Saturday and features food stalls, restaurants and the St. Lawrence Market Gallery. We spent a good while here, wandering around and taking in the atmosphere.

St Lawrence market TorontoSo what to eat whilst you are there? A Peameal bacon sandwich is a must!

Invented in Toronto by William Davies who discovered that rolling pork in Peameal helped preserve it. Seemingly 2,600 Peameal bacon sandwiches a day are served from the Carousel Bakery stall in the market!St Lawrence market Toronto


Did you know? St. Lawrence Market was named the world’s best food market by National Geographic in 2012.

St Lawrence market Toronto


St. Lawrence Market
92-95 Front Street East



Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday to Thursdays. Open late on Fridays until 7:00 pm.
Open 5:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays.
Closed Sundays & Mondays.


Click here for Toronto Transit Commission Journey Planner

Travelling to Berlin? Visit Markthalle Neun for their Street Food Market

Street food Thursday Berlin markethalle neun


Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter ❤️

Join our Facebook Group Glasgow Foodies and share your reviews, tips of where to eat and drink, new places and old places you 💕





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

Recommended Articles