There Are Now More Opportunities Than Ever to Shop at St. Lawrence Market!


Photo © Courtesy of St. Lawrence Market

By Samantha Wiles

St. Lawrence Market has new hours of operation including Sundays and weekday evenings, giving shoppers more time to explore the Market’s many culinary gems.

The St. Lawrence Market’s one year hours of operation pilot project has begun! 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.

New hours of operation for the South Market (main building):

  • 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

The pilot will run for one year and will inform a more permanent operating schedule for the remainder of 2023 and beyond. The revised hours of operation will make the Market more accessible, with service hours that meet visitors’ changing needs and preferences.

When customers visit the Market they are in store for many amazing 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 or local favourites the lobster roll, or veal parmigiana.

Holiday hours of operation may vary during the pilot project and will be posted on the St. Lawrence Market website in advance.

More information about the hours of operation pilot project 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 was ranked the number one food market in the world by National Geographic. 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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For each of our 120 vendors, merchants and artisans, the Market is their life’s work. Their pride, care and singular passion is the reason, 208 years later, the Market continues to thrive.


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