SEC Tours: St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

When traveling alone, students are often worried about feeling lonely and not being able to make friends. But what they do not know, is that every student at SEC is in the same boat as them! Students are eager to befriend each other and form tight groups and life long friendships.

To help students get to know each and get out into the city, SEC offers many free group tours around Toronto and Vancouver. This summer, a large group of students went to St. Lawrence Market. They were led by an SEC tour guide who let them know about the history and function of the tourist destination.

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St. Lawrence Market has been voted as the No.1 market in the world by National Geographic.

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St. Lawrence Market is a Toronto landmark and is the largest indoor market in the city. Located at the corner of Front and Jarvis St., the main activity is centered in the South Market with two floors of vegetable and fruit markets, butchers, cheese stores, fish stores and other grocers, restaurants and cafes.

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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.




Exploring with friends is always more fun!

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