Toronto: St Lawrence Market
In a City much like the web always "under construction" and reinventing itself, The St Lawrence market is a refreshing slice of the way Toronto used to be. Beginning at the convergence of Wellington and Front St. just east of the downtown core it opens out into a wide Avenue reminiscent of European cites.
It retains some of the character of the original architecture, like the Goderm building pictured on the left which was mercifully saved from the wreckers ball. There are many fine bistro's cafe's and bars, very popular with the media and financial industry. The center point of the area is the Historic St. Lawrence Market, Toronto's largest indoor market.
Eating > Quick bites
Aside from the many restaurants in the area you can grab a quick bite on the lower level of the St .Lawrence market and choose from a wide variety of Italian, Greek and other ethnic dishes as well as regular North American fare.
Just north on Queen St is Antique Row housing many Antique shops and Art galleries in addition every Sunday across from the St Lawrence market an indoor "Antique" market is held. I use this term loosely. If you believe one mans junk is another mans treasure you may want to check it out.
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