St. Lawrence Market
- Type: Shopping
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Originally constructed in 1844 to serve as Toronto's city hall, the St. Lawrence Market is the highlight of the Old Toronto district and houses what Food & Wine Magazine considers to be one of the world's best food markets. But don't take our word for it: One TripAdvisor user writes, “As soon as we walked in we loved it. We have 2 kids with us also 19 and 14 they loved it too.”
On the ground floor, dozens of local farmers sell countless varieties of meat, cheese, vegetables and prepared food items. On the weekends, there's also a flea market. Upstairs -- where the council chambers were once located -- the Market Gallery displays artifacts dating back to the building's days in politics.
The St. Lawrence Market is open throughout the day from Tuesday through Saturday, while Sundays are devoted to the Antique Market. The Market Gallery follows roughly the same hours (detailed schedules can be found at the official website), and admission to both markets is free.