The design for St. Lawrence Market upgrade is now scheduled for 2013.
In 2010, the City of Toronto chose the Red Design by Adamson Associates Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners as the winners of the competition to redesign the St. Lawrence Market North building.
The four-story structure with a glass atrium would allows shoppers to see Front Street, Jarvis Street and on Market Lane Park from within as well as the South Market. The design won accolades from a number of organizations for creating an open air indoor market that resembled a fresh, outdoor setting
The proposed design for the North Market — Photo courtesy of Photo Courtesy of St Lawrence MarketThe current design will replace the existing The St. Lawrence Market North building that currently houses the weekly Farmers' Market on Saturdays and the Antique Market on Sundays. The building is considered outdated due to the lack of adequate on-site parking, loading facilities, poor acoustics and limited building facilities.
Work was scheduled to begin in 2012 but the project has been postponed until 2013. The building is expected to be finished in 2016.