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Learning about history can make one hungry, so why not kill two birds with one stone? St. Lawrence Market has been marked as the world's best food market, according to National Geographic. Even if you... Read More
Learning about history can make one hungry, so why not kill two birds with one stone? St. Lawrence Market has been marked as the world's best food market, according to National Geographic. Even if you don't subscribe, you will certainly rank The St. Lawrence Market highly due to the fantastic collection of vendors selling all manners of food in the southeast end of the downtown core. The indoor marketplace has been in operation since 1803 on what was then "Market Block." It was the first permanent farmer's market, and insightful tours can keep you abreast of this important part of Toronto history. In 1834 it became a temporary office for the local civic government. It was rebuilt after the great Fire of Toronto but continues to be a hub of Toronto activity.
- Historic Sites: "From knife skills classes to private historical tours, a visit to St. Lawrence Market is the ultimate sightseeing experience."
- Free Things to Do, Sightseeing: "Visit the Market Gallery to see what remains of the City Hall that stood on the site of St. Lawrence Market from 1845-1899. It is absolutely free and will keep you distracted from the many food temptations."
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Come hungry, sample lots and drink in the spectacular history of this beautiful building.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Scouring one of the best markets in the world is a pretty amazing way to keep your entertainment expenses low. Load up on free samples.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Sightseeing doesn't normally come hand-in-hand with some of the best food in the city. Then again, Toronto is filled with surprises.