St. Lawrence Market expanded hours of operation offer more opportunities to support local businesses and visit the Market this holiday season

Toronto Mayor John Tory at St Lawrence Market

This morning, Mayor John Tory and local Councillor Chris Moise (Toronto Centre) visited the City of Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market at Front and Jarvis Streets to promote the Market’s holiday shopping opportunities and expanded hours, and to recognize local business owners.

The Market recently expanded hours of operation to better serve Toronto residents and visitors. Shopping hours on Sundays and weekday evenings give everyone even more opportunities to shop local this holiday season. This year, holiday season hours at the Market include a few modifications to the expanded shopping hours.

The South Market (main building) will have the following holiday hours:
•       Friday, December 23 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•       Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) – 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•       Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day) – closed
•       Monday, December 26 (Boxing Day) – closed
•       Tuesday, December 27 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•       Wednesday, December 28 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•       Thursday, December 29 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•       Friday, December 30 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•       Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•       Sunday, January 1 (New Year’s Day) – closed
•       Monday, January 2 – closed

On other days throughout the month of December and January the South Market is open for regular hours Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For the first week of January, from January 3 through January 9, South Market merchants have the option to modify their individual hours of operation or close their store. The Market is making efforts to have a list of merchants with closures or modified hours available on

The Saturday Farmers Market operates year-round inside the Temporary Market at 125 The Esplanade. The Farmers Market will observe regular hours of operation on the Saturdays leading up to the holidays including Saturday, December 17, December 24 and December 31. The Farmers Market is open from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Lawrence Market is made up of over 120 merchants, farmers and vendors who are known for their high-quality food and specialty items. Many Torontonians consider the St. Lawrence Market “the place to go” to prepare for their holiday entertaining, choosing from the wide variety of cheeses, meats, produce and prepared foods to entertain and feed their guests. In addition to promoting the expanded holiday hours, Mayor Tory stopped by Wayne’s Meats to congratulate the business on 50 years and counting of serving Torontonians in the Farmers Market and wish owner Wayne Kienitz well in his retirement.

During the holiday season, the St. Lawrence Market is a great place to go to get in the holiday spirit. Visit with family to view the holiday decorations or free drop-in activities including:

Free holiday colouring station
Sunday, December 18
Location: Market Street Stage on the lower level of the South Market (main building) near Stonemill Bakehouse.

Holiday samples from Weekend at the Cottage
Saturday, December 24
Location: Farmers Market Kitchen inside 125 The Esplanade.

For further information on holiday hours, activities and offerings visit


“Whether you live in Toronto, or are in the city visiting, I encourage everyone to stop by the St. Lawrence Market to support our local vendors. Beyond just holiday shopping, the Market is a great place to see some of the best that our city has to offer. I hope that everyone takes advantage of the Market’s extended holiday hours on Sundays and weekday evenings. It was great to join Toronto’s residents and visitors at the market this Saturday and to encourage people to visit the Market.”
– Mayor John Tory

“The local community is loving the St. Lawrence Market’s newly expanded hours of operation. The Market is a one-stop shop to purchase gifts for loved ones and to plan out memorable holiday meals. I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy all of the incredible food and services that our Market vendors have to offer.”
– Councillor Chris Moise (Toronto Centre)

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 one of the world’s top food markets. 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. For more information, visit the St. Lawrence Market Complex website or follow the St. Lawrence Market on Facebook at, on Twitter at or on Instagram at

SOURCE City of Toronto

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