St. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
All roads to good food lead to St. Lawrence Market, a city landmark more than two centuries old. Two hundred vendors sell everything from local mustard to fresh pasta, lobster to artisanal bread.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Waterfront Communities-The Island
How to get there
  • King • 7 min walk
  • Queen • 10 min walk
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  • Mark T
    Orlando, Florida435 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous food destination
    Our girls loved going from stall to stall picking up little treats along the way. Lots of great cakes and pastry places. A must stop particularly if it’s cold outside.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 4 June 2023
  • SarahDanni
    Seattle, Washington720 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool spot for locals and tourists. Decicious food options!
    What a delightful experience, right downtown! It wasn't too crowded, despite being a Saturday around 10am. I had freshly shucked oysters, and a lobster roll for breakfast. My friends had the traditional Peameal Bacon sandwich. There was a nice blend of eat now food, and seafood/meats/produce to take home and cook. There were plenty of locals on hand doing some shopping. Everyone working here and shopping was so friendly. I'd def recommend on a trip to Toronto!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Teammilitello
    Des Moines, Iowa1,856 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Try the Salman Candy soaked in Maple Syrup
    We found the store in the center of the basement where they sell caviar. The Salmon Candy cost $35 Canadian dollars. I didn’t care. This is a must-do at this place. It tasted like beef jerky. Amazing! My 4 teenage sons all got bubble tea (Boba) from the store behind them. Amazing again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • andhewittscores
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom672 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you trip adviser!
    Great visit to a really cool food market. Great vibe in and around Market St. Really good mix of one off cafes and stalls and fresh food counters. Of course had to have a Peameal Bacon Roll from Carousel which was predictably awesome! Have a wander, take your time and stuff your face!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 July 2023
  • springbank
    Greve, Denmark3,867 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I definitely recommend going there.
    It’s truly an amazing experience just walking into the building. One of the oldest markets in Canada, I read, St. Lawrence Market is perhaps the most famous market in Toronto and is a must-visit with roots that date back to 1803. For over a century Saint Lawrence market serve the city of Toronto as a key center of food distribution. In recent decades the market doubles as a tourist attraction and a historical landmark. This place has pretty much everything you’re looking for including seating areas (not too many) where you can rest, relax, or eat the food you can’t wait to devour. Visit it twiste, an afternoon very crowded place, second time in the morning. Much better, it is not busy at all, one can walk around the market relaxingly. Market is divided in two floors so don't forget to visit both of floor. St. Lawrence’s Market is conveniently within short walking distance from some of Toronto’s main attractions too and is a must-visit for first time to Toronto!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • irmrsd
    22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty cool place to experience, great morning offerings. A must see while in Toronto
    We made plans to visit the market in the morning during our 1.5 day visit in Toronto. We planned to visit them first thing in the morning for breakfast. It was a tuesday morning. NOTE: We got to the market right at opening. There are a lot of vendors (especially the meat) who are not even setting up yet at opening. Granted we were not there to buy meats/seafoods. But would have been cool to see all the cases full of meats, etc. There are also a number of vendors who are still in the process of setting up and filling their shelves with morning foods (bakery, fruits, etc). It probably would have been better to arrive about 1 hour after opening to get a fuller experience. That being said, we did get some AMAZING morning foods at a few different bakeries and shops along with a couple cups of good coffees. While we didn't see the full experience, we also didn't have to battle crowds of people either. Perhaps a visit later in the day for a quick walk through would have been fun (we didn't have the time). I would certainly say this is a must see place while in toronto.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • A_Rantos
    Athens, Greece386 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    Amazing market! You can get any kind of exotic stuff here (especially meat of every kind) spices, fruits and vegetables too... As a tourist your options are so many that you won't be able to decide what you want to eat! Here I tried the BEST "smoked meat Montreal style" but I also saw great cuts in a bun, salads, a huge selection of pies and street food from all over the world plus seafood that I didn't get the chance to try myself, but a local friend praised it highly! There are free toilets in the basement which were quite clean.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines9,477 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved its vibes!
    True to its reputation, St. Lawrence Market is a beautiful marketplace that offers almost everything you need ... meat, fruits, cheese, drinks, etc. I loved going through its alleys and exploring the products the kiosks sold. Food and drinks selection is international-- hence, it caters to everyone's needs. You may shop or simply sit, relax and have a meal or drink and feel the vibes of the whole place around you. Highly recommended!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 August 2023
  • CNSG4
    Wilmslow, United Kingdom108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prepare to food stop here
    This local food market is a Great area to visit. Local street is closed to traffic , and entertainment and Entertainers are timetabled throughout the summer too. A huge variety of foods available to take away and prepare yourself or cooked to eat there and then. We ate at Busters Sea Food and it was so tasty. Very popular food stand and you can understand why. A crab roll with fries and a lobster roll with salad was 35CAD Big portions quickly delivered and the staff were very helpful to newbies! Every stall owner we spoke to was knowledgeable and helpful. A great find
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Kimberley W
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great City!
    We only had a few hours to explore Toronto and wished we'd had more. We started off at the Kensington Flea area and it was full of not only great street art, food, but people watching as well. We explored some of Chinatown while we were at it. Then we drove over to the St. Lawrence Market and were glad we didn't eat too much earlier, because there were so many great places to grab a taste. The market feels very much like the ones you find in Spain or Italy and we loved getting fresh oysters shucked and tastes of sausages that were reminiscent of France. Wish we'd had more time!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
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LondonLockwood
Loughton, UK893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It's the no 1 tourist attraction In Toronto ..With good reason .. It pretty much showcases everything good about Canada and Toronto in particular. The upstairs food hall is just incredible. From the best breakfast sandwich you will ever eat ( Carousel. !! ) To fish .. lobsters etc which would be on par with any swanky restaurant in town. It caters for all taste. Then you have the farmers market serving up all there fresh produce too..Frequented by visitors and locals alike.
Sr Lawrence Market is a fantastic place to visit and I'm off there shortly. It opens an hour later on a Sunday ( 10 am ).. Just awesome !!
Written 26 May 2024
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8abug
Colona, IL190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This place is amazing! Wish it was in my hometown. A little bit of everything. My daughter and I had sandwiches at Stack’d and boy, were they loaded. We should have shared one…it was delicious. You could spend at least an hour or more here. One of the highlights of our trip.
Written 23 May 2024
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Norma C
Chester, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fab market, very clean and a great selection of fresh produce.
Pity we couldn't take any home!
Try one of the beef sandwiches, a meal in its self!
Written 18 May 2024
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383tatianar
Orlando107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Great place to start your morning. Variety of pastries and coffee. Lots of different delicious products. Highly recommend to stop by.
Written 18 May 2024
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vegetarian-girl
Austin, TX514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My husband & I wandered through for more than an hour & enjoyed looking at the various food stalls & some merchandise too, including a store downstairs in a corner of Tibetan & Nepali goods like singing bowls. The vendor was very nice & he had many interesting items to sell. I thought his store was the most unique & reminded me of trekking in Nepal 11 years ago. We didn’t eat anything, just browsed. It was also respite from the rain.
Written 18 May 2024
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kmc11_11
Waynesburg, PA291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had just attended a matinee at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, and while walking back to our hotel and we had not had much thought about dinner. Since it was not far from our hotel, we decided to see what we could get for dinner at the St Lawrence Marketplace.

Nice place, wide variety of foods/offering, so everyone had a chance to try something different/unique. We all enjoyed to atmosphere and the people were all friendly and welcoming.
Written 17 May 2024
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KTP310
Reading, UK1,184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We loved visiting St Lawrence Market - it is a great place to stroll around and was very popular with locals. There are numerous stalls selling fruit, veg, meat, cheeses etc. And also lots serving delicious takeaway food - we particularly liked the bakery/bagel shop in the far corner. There are also plenty of gift and souvenir shops downstairs and we thought the prices throughout the market were reasonable.
Written 11 May 2024
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GrandTour66932340992
New York City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This place was an excellent stop. The were a lot of variety in the foods, meats and spices. They were also a lot of exotic stuff there as well
Written 8 May 2024
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,482 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Excellent produce market in old Toronto. Great selection of meats, fish cheese and a really nice ambiance. Home also of the famous bacon sandwich and it doesn't disappoint. Opens at nine in the morning.
This is a good market but having recently been to Valencia market it pales.
Written 19 April 2024
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Joe S
Greater London, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The Saint Lawrence market is a farmers market in downtown Toronto which has a cornucopia of meats, cheeses, fresh vegetables and of course the slightly more calorific treats for your amusement. The market is on two floors so don’t forget to browse the downstairs where you’ll find several importers and a very well stocked gifts and souvenir stand. There are not many takeaway stalls, but there are one or two.

The market gets pretty busy, both locals and tourists. So you can tell the tourist because they’re the ones with the disappointed looks on their faces because they can’t take too much home with them. Or at least, this tourist was. And perhaps importantly, there is a public bathroom available to patrons on the lower ground floor.
Written 18 April 2024
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