The St. Lawrence Market is one of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods. Bursting with character, this vibrant neighbourhood is busy during the day and boasts a great nightlife scene. The cornerstone of this neighbourhood is the St. Lawrence Market, which was stood at the corner of Front Street East and Jarvis for over 200 years.
The St, Lawrence Market neighbourhood is nestled in between the Gardiner Expressway and Adelaide Street, and It runs from Yonge Street east to Parliament. Residents are a mere short walk away from the East Bay Waterfront and Toronto’s King and Union subway stations.
Getting around St. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market boast excellent access to Toronto’s subway lines, Go Transit, highways, bike lanes, and is a terrific place to take a stroll.
High Transit Score
The TTC has a major presence inthis neighbourhood. Union Station, Toronto’s biggest transfer station, is a short walk for residents of St. Lawrence Market. Additionally, the King and Queen streetcars run east and west through the area, and TTC routes are available to take commuters north along Yonge, Parliament, Sherbourne, and Jarvis.
Additionally, hopping on the Lakeshore, Gardiner, and the Don Valley can be done in a mere matter of minutes as this neighbourhood is close to all three.
Whether you are on a stroll through the Esplanade, down King St, or south to the water, a walk in St. Lawrence Market is guaranteed beautiful and full of things to see. The neighbourhood also includes the beautiful Berczy and St. James Parks.
Cyclists in Toronto especially can appreciate the lakefront trails that offer a great view of Lake Ontario and the city as a whole. Taking the waterfront trail through Martin Goodman trail has been ranked one of the best cycling trips rated by BlogTO.
The People of St. Lawrence Market
The prime downtown location of St. Lawrence Market offers excellent proximity to work and Toronto night-life. This has contributed to the neighbourhoods significant amount of young professionals and empty nesters.
+ Average household income is $116,284
+ 55% are single, 33% are couples, and 12% are families
+ High-rise is the most common building type.
+ The majority of residents are 30-54 years old at 50%.
Source: of information Yellow Pages
A day spent in St. Lawrence Market has been treasured by Torontonians since the neighbourhoods inception. Here are some of the reasons why Toronto has fallen in love with St. Lawrence Market.
Hitting the Open Market
The Iconic St. Lawrence Market is home to over 200 food vendors, attracting flocks of visitors every day. Recently, the National Geographic ranked St. Lawrence Market as the best food market in the world. The market is also home to many street festivals, including the Christmas market that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Along the Esplanade lies a row of restaurants and pubs that combine for a lively night-life scene. The Old Spaghetti Factory, Bier Market highlight some of the best of the Esplanade. Closer to the market, Mill Street Brewery offers an excellent dining experience and even a tour of their brewery.
St. Lawrence Condos to Watch For
With a lot of Toronto residents interest in living near the water, close to transit, and in the illustrious old town of Toronto, Condo’s in the St. Lawrence Market area are always in high demand. Here are some of the neighbourhood’s best to look out for:
This condo project launching soon will be highly enjoyed after a night out on the Esplanade…
75 On The Esplanade Condos
Located in the heart of the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, just beside Toronto’s Bier Market, comes 75 On the Esplanade. This 34 storey project comes with 400 suites and beautiful architecture that pays homage to the historic buildings it is surrounded by.
Here, residents will be steps to the TTC, the best nightlife, dining, and entertainment in the city. It boasts a perfect transit score (100/100) and a near perfect walk score (99/100)
Read more about 75 on the Esplanade Condos.
A short walk west of 75 on the Esplanade will find you behind one of Toronto’s biggest concert venues, and this stunning condo development…
This condo development earns its name being located by the backstage of the Sony Centre for the Performing arts, yet the design puts it at the forefront of the Toronto condo development scene.
Like the previous condo project, Backstage Condos takes advantage of the area’s high walk and transit score. But that’s not all! Union Station is literally a stones through from the front door of the building, and the condo connects to Toronto’s underground Path network! When the harsh Toronto winter comes, the residents of Backstage Condos will be free from the elements.
Read more about Backstage Condos.
North of the Esplanade at King and Church, lies this stunning condo development…
Sixty Colborne Condos
When finished in 2017, Sixty Colborne Condos will add contemporary living at the corner of King and Church. Located diagonally across from the historic Cathedral Church of St. James, residents will appreciate the history of the neighbourhood, while enjoying the modern rooftop pool, 25 storeys high.
Like most condos in the St. Lawrence Market, Sixty Colborne offers quick access to everything Toronto has to offer.