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St. Lawrence Market’s operating hours changing this March


St. Lawrence Market’s operating hours changing with opening hours on Sundays – Hours of operation at the City of Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market South (the main building) will change for a one-year pilot project starting March 15, 2020. Plans for the pilot project are the result of a recent review of the market’s hours that involved consultations with stakeholders, market merchants and the general public. The goal is to optimize the market’s operating hours. 

The new hours of operation – which include having the market open Sundays and four evenings each week – will be tested from March 15, 2020 to March 15, 2021 to make sure the new hours best serve market merchants, the market community, Toronto residents and visitors to the city. The pilot project will inform a decision on a more permanent operating schedule for 2021 and beyond. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing how many residents and visitors embrace Sunday and evening shopping at St. Lawrence Market,” said Mayor John Tory. “I want to thank City staff and the many businesses who make the St. Lawrence Market such a special place for moving forward with this exciting pilot. The new Hours of Operation Pilot Project modernize the Market’s operations and ensures that more people have the opportunity to experience this amazing, historic Toronto destination,” explained Mayor Tory. 

St. Lawrence Market’s operating hours under the pilot project (effective March 15, 2020): 

Open – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Closed  – Mondays 

Some holiday dates will vary during the pilot project. 2020 holiday hours will be posted on stlawrencemarket.com by the end of January. The St. Lawrence Market Saturday Farmers Market will continue to operate with existing hours every Saturday year-round from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

“The St. Lawrence Market is one of the most beloved destinations for Torontonians and visitors, offering speciality items alongside competitively priced fresh and prepared food products with unmatched customer service,” says Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 13 Toronto Centre). The revised hours will let the St. Lawrence community take full advantage of everything the market has to offer.” 

St. Lawrence Market’s operating hours changing
  • The South Market currently operates Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s closed Sundays and Mondays. The pilot’s revised hours of operation are an effort to make the market more accessible, with service hours that meet visitors’ changing needs and preferences. 

More information about the St. Lawrence Market Hours of Operation Pilot Project is available at stlawrencemarket.com and by email at stlawrencemarket@toronto.ca

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