The St Lawrence Market neighbourhood bustles with life and energy, with plenty of things to do, yet is still relaxed and laid-back enough to make for a perfect place to call home. In this area of downtown Toronto, historical buildings and landmarks collide with modern condo designs, providing something for everyone, no matter what your tastes may be. The neighbourhood is fully loaded with shopping, dining and entertainment options that are easy to walk to, and there is quick access to public transportation.
If you are a foodie, you will constantly be in luck in the St Lawrence Market area. Great restaurants of all sorts can be found throughout the neighborhood. Whether you're craving Italian, Japanese, Moroccan, Thai or another cuisine from around the world, you can find it here! If you're looking for a special menu such as vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free foods, you'll have plenty of options. From casual diners, to sophisticated wine bars, elegant fine dining to laid-back pubs and much more, you'll never get bored dining out in St Lawrence Market.
The Market itself serves as a fantastic shopping experience. Ranked by National Geographic as the #1 food market in the world, you can be sure that your weekly grocery run will never be the same. Expect to fill your cupboards with fresh produce, delicious breads and pastries, fresh meats and eggs, seafood, coffee, dairy and more, all available just a quick stroll away in the Market. If you're trying to buy organic or local, you'll find a great variety of options as well. Of course, food is not the only thing for sale; browse the artisans' goods for great items for the home, or pick up a bunch of fresh flowers! If you're looking for more commercial shopping options, Bulk Barn, Sobey's, Metro, and Loblaw's are a short walk and you'll find an LCBO nearby on Front Street. If you're in the mood to hit the mall for some retail therapy, the Bay and Toronto Eaton Centre are just a mere 10 minutes away from the St Lawrence Market. The King Street East Design District called "Toronto’s coolest design strip" by Toronto Life magazine features stores such as Klaus, Ma Zone, Kiosk, EQ3, and Trianon.
Seeking out something fun to do in the St Lawrence Market neighbourhood is not difficult; it's a hub of fantastic performance arts venues, movie theatres, festivals and more! A short walk will bring you to the SONY Centre for the Performing Arts or the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts to take in a live performance of music, theatre, comedy, or dance, or you can head to the Rainbow Cinemas Market Square for a movie night out with friends! And these are just a few venue options to check when planning an outing! Festivals such as the outdoor music at St. James Park in the summer, the Santa Claus Parade, or the Criterion Bike Fest also add regular colour and excitement to the neighborhood!
With options to hop on the bus, subway or streetcar, it's easy to get from St Lawrence Market area to anywhere else. The King and Union subway stops are both at a convenient distance, and several bus routes run around the area. The 504 King streetcar route runs right through the neighborhood, providing frequent service about every 4-7 minutes, depending on the day. Getting anywhere in the city quickly is not a problem from St Lawrence Market, and very rarely will you ever have to bother with hailing a cab. You'll also be able to hop on the GO Train or GO bus from Union Station if you want to venture out a little further to visit some of the cities around Toronto.
Packed with loads of things to do, St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood can really deliver all that you might need. World-class shopping, food and entertainment all are within easy walking distance. If you're looking to explore the city, the great public transportation access brings the entire realm of Toronto within close reach. This central location is the perfect place to enjoy living in the city!