Why We Love It
This is one of Toronto’s most unique communities, full of one-of-a-kind architecture and attractions. The St Lawrence Market vendors offer up fantastic foods, antiques, and artisanal products, while The Esplanade has some of the city’s top craft beer bars. There is plenty of green space and real estate is a mix of condominiums, lofts and townhouses.
The St Lawrence neighbourhood is best known for St Lawrence Market. Founded in 1803, it was recently ranked by National Geographic as the best food market in the world. More than 200 vendors occupy this landmark in Old Downtown Toronto.
This area is a perfect place to spend a leisurely weekend. You can walk along the Esplanade and sample some great craft beer, browse through the Union Station Summer Market or enjoy brunch at one of the many restaurants along King East. You might want to take a cooking class at the George Brown Cooking School. Sports fans will enjoy the Hockey Hall of Fame, and students of architecture will appreciate both the Gooderham Building and Brookfield Place.
Although accessible by car, the St Lawrence neighbourhood is best explored on foot. It’s close to the PATH system and downtown with access to all the major arteries out of the city: The Don Valley Parkway, Gardner Expressway, and Lakeshore Blvd.
The St Lawrence neighbourhood is family-friendly. Working professionals, established residents, and foodies all enjoy the charm and convenience of this downtown location.