Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market
I live in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood in Toronto. The centre piece of the area is, of course, the market, separated into north and south buildings. It was named the world’s best food market by National Geographic in April 2012.
Some of Toronto’s most interesting architecture is located in St. Lawrence, one notable landmark is the Flatiron building, known for its distinct narrow, wedge shape where Wellington St. merges with Front.
While much of the old industrial buildings that decorated the surrounding streets have been demolished for new apartments, several old industrial buildings remain, including old meat-packing plants from the 1800s. Several have been converted into lofts or commercial space. Such is gentrification. A curse and a blessing.
The market is closed on Sunday and Monday. Saturday is the busiest, and best day to purchase all your produce. If you’re visiting Toronto, don’t hesitate to check it out.