St. Lawrence Market

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St. Lawrence Market South
Interior of the south market

St. Lawrence Market is one of two major public markets in Toronto, the other being Kensington Market. It was named the world's best food market by National Geographic in April 2012.[1][2]

It features two buildings, both on the west side of Front St. East and Jarvis St. Each building holds different purposes: St. Lawrence Market North, on the north side of Front St, hosts weekly farmer's markets and antique markets. St. Lawrence Market South, on the south side of Front St, hosts restaurants, the St. Lawrence Market Gallery, and a variety of areas to shop for food, such as delis and bakeries, as well as meat shops.

In the nineteenth century, Toronto had three public markets named after the wards within which they were located. St. Lawrence Market, founded in 1803, was the first, St. Patrick's Market at 238 Queen Street West was the second, created in 1836, and still exists in the form of a organic food court within its current building, constructed in 1912,[3] and St. Andrew's Market at 450 Adelaide Street West (at Brant) was built in 1850 and is now a park.[4]

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