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A day well spent at Saint Lawrence Market. | by Spiro Anassis
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A day well spent at Saint Lawrence Market.

This massive 19th century brick building is home to the city's largest market. Open every day except Sunday and Monday, St. Lawrence Market is home to several dozen meat and deli stands, produce shops and fish stands--all offering an abundance of everyday and gourmet foods. Cheese and dairy foods, dry goods and a small selection of organic health foods are also available on both levels of the market. Paddington Pump, a small pub at the front of the market, serves drinks and a selection of pub grub, while above, the Market Gallery overlooks the main level. On Saturdays, smaller farmers market opens in the north market building directly across from the Market's main doors on Front Street. Here shoppers can find fresh cut flowers and fruits and vegetables, including local and hothouse produce.

Throughout the year the Market is home to several events including Woofstock, the largest outdoor festival for dogs, the Strawberry Social Festival featuring the fruit at the peak of its season and of course Buskerfest: The Toronto International Street Performers Festival with a host of energetic and creative entertainment all over St. Lawrence Market's streets.


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Taken on February 4, 2012