Images: St. Lawrence Market | Toronto, Ontario | Canada

Few places offer the flavor of a place quite like a bustling market. Though many cities have so-called markets, many are actually touristy hubs packed with kitschy stuff and overpriced food vendors. The key to a genuine marketplace, in my opinion, is an overabundance of people from the local neighborhood filling their canvas tote bags with produce and men in business suits sitting knee-to-knee chowing down on the local fare.

It was this kind of atmosphere I found at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto (in Ontario, Canada). Lines at the seafood and ethnic food joints snaked between the kiosks. Olives, cheeses, coffee beans and spices were contained in colorful piles, tempting shoppers to buy in bulk. Men in soggy aprons scraped scales off of fish and cut generous hunks of red meet. Sweet, fresh pastries beckoned.

St. Lawrence Market Toronto Canada


yellow and green tomatoes


Mustard jars at market


Blue flower at market


Carrots at Canada Market


Beans at St. Lawrence Market Toronto Canada


6 Responses to “Images: St. Lawrence Market | Toronto, Ontario | Canada”

  1. Daniel

    I’m here for lunch at least once a week! Highly recommended — Veal Parmigiano Sandwich from Uno Mustachio. Delicious!

    • JoAnna

      We ate our way through this place, including the apparently famous peameal sandwich. 🙂

  2. Bluegreen Kirk

    Vibrant colors and wonderful photos! Are all of those carrots? If so I didn’t realize they came in so many colors.

    • JoAnna

      Yep, all carrots! I didn’t know they came in so many colors either!

  3. Lori @ Torontonicity

    Glad you tried the peameal bacon (aka Canadian bacon) sandwiches since these are super popular with Toronto residents! I recommend Paddington’s Pump or Sausage King for their sandwiches, a must-eat at the St. Lawrence Market!

    • JoAnna

      I can’t wait to go back to the St. Lawrence Market. Thanks for the other foodie recommendations!


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