Located in the heart of historical Old Town Toronto and steps from the financial district, Air Canada Centre, Union Station, the waterfront and the Distillery District, the St. Lawrence Market BIA is a unique area where old and new co-exist; where heritage buildings stand alongside modern condominiums and businesses.
Home to the famous 200-year-old St. Lawrence Market and the north Market that houses the popular weekend organic farmers market and antique market, our area is a daily destination for gastronomic adventures. The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood has Toronto’s largest concentration of historic architecture including the Flatiron Building, St. Lawrence Hall, St. James Cathedral and the original 10 blocks of the Town of York. With more than six live performance theatres, quaint shops and the King Street East Design District featuring the largest collection of fine home décor and design stores, charming restaurants and bustling pubs, the Hockey Hall of Fame, six city parks including the historic sculpture garden, Berczy Park and St. James Park and Victorian Garden, it’s easy to comprehend why we’re described as both hip and historic.
Annual events in the area include Music in St. James Park summer concert series, Movies in St. James Park (summer), History Comes Alive in Old Town Toronto commemorating the War of 1812 and featuring period costumed characters, first person accounts, historical artisans and the occasional sword fight, Bard in Berczy (August), King East Design District 3d parti (September), Nuit Blanche, Halloween in Old Town and Pumpkins on Parade in St. James Park (October), and the Cavalcade of Lights (winter).
Al Smith, Executive Director