St. Lawrence Market

Type: Food / Gourmet Stores, Gift Stores, Markets, Public Markets, Specialty Shops

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Normally food isn't included in a best shopping list, because grocery shopping is often seen as a chore and not pleasure. That is not true at "the world's best food market", in operation since 1803 on...  Read More


  • Best Shopping: "If you can go during the week, do so. You won't miss the Saturday crowd."
  • Shopping Malls and Centers: "Everything needed for a great picnic can be found at the market. Bring a cooler, visit the market vendors and head out to Toronto Island for the perfect picnic spot."
  • Gourmet Stores: "Come in the morning and nosh on a peameal bacon sandwich at the Carousel Bakery, which is a Toronto institution in itself. You'll see."
  • Recommended as Best Shopping Because: St. Lawrence Market has all the food you have ever craved under one roof.
  • Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Antiques, collectables and fresh flowers. But let's be honest, you're really there for the food.
  • Best for Gourmet Stores Because: This is the mecca of Toronto foodie experiences. It wouldn't be hard to spend an entire day eating your way through the market.

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