Shop St. Lawrence Market’s Extended Hours This Holiday Season


Photo © Courtesy of St. Lawrence Market

Enjoy holiday shopping at St. Lawrence Market leading up to the holidays

This holiday season, there are even more opportunities to visit Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market with friends and family or shop for the best selection of fresh and specialty foods for your holiday gatherings. Recently, St. Lawrence Market extended its hours of operation to include weekday evenings and Sundays.

The St. Lawrence Market’s one-year hours of operation pilot project began this past July and will continue through the end of July 2023. The pilot is the result of a recent review of the Market’s hours of operation, which included public feedback and an evaluation of how operational improvements can help the Market better serve residents of Toronto and visitors to the city.

The South Market (main building) hours of operation are currently:

  • Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays

During the holiday season, there are some special exceptions to the hours of operation:

  • Friday, December 23, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day), closed
  • Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve), 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 1 (New Year’s Day), closed

When customers visit the Market, they are in store for many fantastic food products and an overall world-class experience. The South Market is home to over 60 permanent vendors carrying amazing local produce, fresh meat and fish, international and specialty foods, cheese and dairy, fresh baked goods, and so much more. Once you’ve packed your bags with goodies, treat yourself to a fresh juice or prepared meal like the world-famous peameal bacon sandwich, authentic European perogies or Portuguese chicken.

More information about the hours of operation pilot project and what’s in store this holiday season is available on the St. Lawrence Market website:

St. Lawrence Market is a renowned international food market featuring 120 merchants, vendors and farmers, offering fresh produce, meats and specialty items. Serving Toronto residents and international visitors since 1803, the market is regularly recognized as one of Toronto’s most popular destinations and one of the world’s top food markets. The St. Lawrence Market Complex consists of St. Lawrence Hall, the South Market and the North Market—the latter now in its temporary home at 125 The Esplanade.

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