We went to the market on a Thursday afternoon in June. I had been once many years ago, and wanted to go through it again. It was easy to find...on Front Street between Yonge and Jarvis. the area surrounding the Market is called old Town as is very beautiful. there is also a garden park just north of there called St. James Park...this would be a great place to bring some goodies from the market for a picnic.
It amazed me how many of the vendors were selling the same items. There would be 3-4 places all selling seafood almost next to each other...and they are all very well stocked. They must each be selling a lot, otherwise, they would have a lot of spoilage. There were vendors selling more kinds of cheeses than I knew existed!!! Seafood and meats that I had never seen...camel burgers, crocodile,etc.
They also sold tradition items...great looking steaks, crab, etc. Since were only here to look around and get a quick snack, we opted for some pepperettes that were about 3 feet long(to bring home for our sons), and some desserts... Portuguese custard tarts, skor brownies, toffee bars, etc. The bakeries were my favorite part...I'm a sweet tooth.
There were also many area to grab produce (which all looked fresh), drinks, etc. They also had several vendors selling ready made lunch items. When we were there is was not busy at all, I think because things were starting to wind down. We were there from about 4:15 - 5:30pm.
The market seemed very clean and no yucky smells of any kind. There were also tables scattered around to take a rest or eat your goodies.
There are two floors and stair wells in a couple of places.
Next time I come to Toronto, I will come here again...I can't resist the treats!!! If I lived or worked in downtown...I would be in here everyday for lunch, and taking something new home every night for supper!!
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