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St Lawrence Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Toronto: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Toronto: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Hop on and off open-top double-decker buses to explore the best of Toronto at your own pace. See all of Toronto’s top historic and contemporary attractions on board and hop on and off at any of the 20 stops.  Learn about the city from your live guide or multilingual audio tour commentary. During the summer months (June to October), see the sights from a different perspective aboard an included complimentary harbor cruise.  During summer, the vehicles are mainly open-top double-deckers buses that afford you the best possible view of Toronto. During the late fall and winter, or when the weather happens to be cold or wet, enjoy a cozy, comfortable trolley instead. Although these vehicles aren’t open-top, they are loaded with wide windows and they’re a great way to see and photograph Toronto’s sights in style. Also enjoy a free harbor cruise, another fantastic way of seeing the city from a different aspect. Hop On Hop Off Stops: 1) Yonge-Dundas Square/Eaton Centre - 1 Dundas Street East 2) Carlton & Yonge - 439 Yonge St 3) Wellesley & Yonge - 549 Yonge Street 4) Isabella & Yonge - 637 Yonge Street 5) Bloor & Yonge - 763 Yonge Street 6) Park Hyatt 7) Casa Loma - 160 Kendal Avenue 8) Spadina & Bloor - 7 Spadina Road 9) Bata Shoe Museum - 327 Bloor Street West 10) Yorkville/ ROM/ Gardiner Museum 11) AGO/Chinatown/Kensington - 100 McCaul Street 12) Scotiabank Theatre - 132 John Street 13) King & John / Tiff Bell Lightbox - 287 King Street West 14) CN Tower North / MTCC - 255 Front Street West 15) Union Station / Starbucks - 123 Front Street West 16) CN Tower South / Ripley's Aquarium - 288 Bremner Boulevard 17) Info Centre/ Harbourfront 18) Hockey Hall of Fame /Sony Centre - 1 Front Street East 19) St. Lawrence Market - 93 Front Street East 20) Distillery District

Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

2. Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Explore Downtown Toronto on 2 wheels! On this bike tour you’ll see some of Downtown Toronto’s key sights, including must-see cultural and historical landmarks. Explore areas that aren’t easily reached in a car or bus, and experience unique scenic views. The tour is suitable for beginners and advanced riders, as it moves at an easy pace and makes plenty of stops to chat and take in the sights. Your guides are expert city riders and know their way around Toronto. What you'll explore: • CN Tower • Royal York Hotel • Union Station • Chinatown • Kensington Market • Eaton’s Centre • Dundas Square • Harbourfront and Lake • Financial district • Queen Street West • Art Gallery of Ontario • College of Art and Design • Hockey Hall of Fame • Massey Hall • Rogers Centre • Round House Park • City Hall • St. Lawrence Market • Flatiron building • St. James Cathedral and Square • Sherbourne Common • Corus Quay • Sugar Beach • Entertainment District

Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

3. Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

Discover the local cuisine of Toronto with a visit to a famous food market and enjoy the most delectable local eats with an expert knowledge guide. After a brief introduction to Old Town Toronto (the neighborhood where your tour takes place), your guide will walk you past Berczy Park which features a stunning new fountain. From there, make your way to one of your guide's favorite coffee shops for a brew of your choice, before you visit a small sandwich shop nearby which is reputed to have the best apple cake in the world. From there, head to St. Lawrence Market, which National Geographic once declared the “best food market in the world”. At the market, you’ll learn about the origin of Toronto’s official signature food: the peameal bacon sandwich. Celebrity chefs from Emeril to Anthony Bourdain have bitten into one of these, and now it’s your turn. Time will be spent inside St. Lawrence Market visiting vendors and sampling foods that have played an important role in the cultures of immigrants who settled there over the past two centuries. Learn about foods that have become common in this region, including how some of the favorites are virtually unknown outside of Ontario. Each food stop offers the opportunity to interact with vendors, ask questions, and learn even more from the experts. Foods throughout your tour can include butter tarts, artisanal mustard and pretzel sticks, ginger ale, Montreal-style bagels, cheese curds, pierogis, maple candy, and more. The final stop on the tour will be a local pub that has been around for decades. This spot serves creative versions of the popular French-Canadian dish known as poutine. By the end of the tour, you will not only have a better understanding of what Canadian food is, but also a little bit about what it means to be Canadian.

Toronto: Best of Toronto City Tour wtih Entry Tickets

4. Toronto: Best of Toronto City Tour wtih Entry Tickets

Experience the best of the best on this complete Ultimate Toronto Tour. This small group tour will have you experience first-hand some of Toronto’s must-see attractions and learn about the history behind them.  Once this tour is completed, you will walk away with wonderful memories and a head full of amazing facts and tidbits about Toronto's history.  Your adventure in Toronto starts with a quick trip up to the observation deck of the CN Tower – one of the world’s most popular tourist spots. On the observation deck, you will have the opportunity to walk out and be 1,151 feet above the ground. Being so high up will allow you to get amazing views of the surrounding city. Don’t forget to bring your camera because there will be numerous opportunities to take amazing photos. Next, hop aboard a seasonal cruise where you will be able to see breathtaking views of Toronto’s skyline, the bustling waterfront, and the nearby Toronto Islands. When the cruise is unavailable, explore the cobblestone streets and old industrial buildings of Toronto's Distillery District instead. Other highlights of the tour will include a narrated driving tour of Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, Queen’s Park, and a short stop at the St. Lawrence Market (Closed Sundays and Mondays).  The Ultimate Toronto Tour will be ideal for first-time tourists to Toronto who are looking to experience it all or veteran travelers to the area who want to experience something new.

Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

5. Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

Take a journey through over 300 years of Toronto history, seeing how this city went from a small muddy frontier fort to becoming the cultural and financial capital of Canada. Choose to join a public tour or enjoy a private tour. This is the perfect tour for lovers of history, finance, and architecture. Walk in the footsteps of First Nation trading paths, Bay Street bankers, and the heart of the downtown quarter as you gaze up at the CN Tower. Some other highlights include Yonge-Dundas Square, Ed Mirvish Theater, Mackenzie House, City Hall, the Toronto Stock Exchange, Union Station, and much more. The tour ends at the world-famous St. Lawrence Market where you'll learn why Toronto got the nickname “Hogtown", just in time for lunch. After the tour, it's up to you to decide if you'll grab a peameal bacon sandwich, a Canadian specialty.

Toronto: Downtown and Highlights Walking Tour

6. Toronto: Downtown and Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Toronto, one of the artsiest and forward-thinking destinations in North America, on epic walking tours by day or evening. On our Toronto guided tours, expect to be given the inside scoop on everything from its thrilling theatre scene to its art, shopping, gastronomy scene, and more. Toronto is an exciting place to be, famous for its multiculturalism and diversity. And of course, wherever you find multiculturalism, you also find an epic gastronomy scene. On our Toronto guided tours, expect to be given the inside scoop on everything from its thrilling theatre scene to its art, shopping, gastronomy scene, and more. If you don't have time to join our day tour and evening tour on the same day, don't worry. Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. Once you’ve completed our tours with your guide and feel like an honorary Toronto citizen, use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Porto and its incredible sights. Downtown and Waterfront: CN Tower Roundhouse park Toronto Railway Museum Simcoe Wave Deck Toronto Star newspaper Meridian Hall Gooderham Building St. Lawrence market Ripleys Aquarium of Canada Scotiabank Arena Toronto Highlights: St. Andrews Church Nathan Phillips Square Old City Hall Yonge Dundas Square Hockey Hall of Fame Brookfield Place Union Station Metro Toronto Convention Centre Roy Thomson Hall 7 self-guided route's main sights: St. James Park Little Trinity Anglican Church BMO Field Exhibition Place Chinatown Art Gallery of Ontario Campbell House Museum Kensington Market Royal Ontario Museum University of Toronto Ontario Parliament Casa Loma Gibraltar Point Beach Centre Island

Toronto: Small Group Tour by Van with Boat Trip

7. Toronto: Small Group Tour by Van with Boat Trip

Let your driver take the strain as you enjoy a narrated trip around Canada's metropolis. Immerse yourself in an intimate experience with a maximum of 9 guests as you see sights like the Rogers Center and bustling Dundas Square. Benefit from pickup from your accommodation in downtown Toronto and clamber aboard your Mercedes vehicle. Admire the city's streets and buildings as you zip around downtown accompanied by commentary from your guide. Learn about local insights and historic highlights, and get personalized recommendations as you go. See the CN Tower, the iconic "Toronto" sign at Nathan Philips Square, and all the other downtown essentials. Enjoy a stop to explore St. Lawrence Market. Use the free time to grab something to eat or indulge in some shopping at the independent stalls. On days the market is closed, take a stroll instead around the atmospheric cobblestone streets of the Distillery District. After your stop, hop on board a vessel for a cruise on Toronto Harbor. Admire the downtown skyline and the city's islands from the water as you cruise just off the shore. At the end of your experience, enjoy drop-off back at your downtown accommodation.

Toronto: Walking Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, and Cruise

8. Toronto: Walking Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, and Cruise

Become acquainted with the city of Toronto by foot, bus, and water with this flexible sightseeing pass. Enjoy 2 walking tours in the downtown area, travel the city on a double-decker sightseeing bus, and finish your day with views of the city by the water with a harbor cruise. Join the Downtown and Waterfront walking tour and be amazed as you see major landmarks, including the CN Tower, St Lawrence Market, and Ripley's Aquarium. Listen to fun facts and stories told by your friendly guide and enjoy breathtaking views as you stroll along the Toronto Waterfront. Switch over to the Toronto Highlights walking tour and experience the hustle-and-bustle of Yonge-Dundas Square and Union Station. Pass by some of the city's historic gems, including Old City Hall, and St. Andrews Church. Witness a more traditional side of Toronto's cosmopolitan city center. Hop aboard a sightseeing bus and enjoy sweeping views from the open-top deck. Explore iconic sights from Casa Loma and the Hockey Hall of Fame to Harbourfront Centre and The Distillery District. Travel the city and tune into the multilingual audio commentary to learn more about Toronto. Enjoy a Harbour and Islands sightseeing cruise. Sit back and relax as you set sail across the river. Behold 360-degree views of Toronto Island Marina, Forestry Island, and much more. With this pass, you will see: • CN Tower • St Lawrence Market • Casa Loma • Ripleys Aquarium of Canada • Royal Ontario Museum • Yonge Dundas Square • Hockey Hall of Fame • Chinatown • Art Gallery of Ontario • Roundhouse park • Toronto Railway Museum • Simcoe Wave Deck • Meridian Hall • Gooderham Building • Scotiabank Arena • St. Andrews Church • Nathan Phillips Square • Old City Hall • Brookfield Place • Union Station • Metro Toronto Convention Centre • Roy Thomson Hall • St. James Park • Little Trinity Anglican Church • BMO Field • Exhibition Place • Chinatown • Campbell House Museum • Kensington Market • University of Toronto • Ontario Parliament • Casa Loma • Gibraltar Point Beach • Centre Island

Toronto: Old Town City Exploration Game

9. Toronto: Old Town City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Toronto while playing a dark history-themed mobile quest with your friends and family. Solve clues, see the beautiful St. James Park and find out what lies beneath it, and learn about the city’s fascinating dark history. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues as you walk past popular city sites displaying a mix of ancient and modern in the heart of Toronto. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Discover the intersection where a gang of clowns fought a band of firemen. Take a walk through Canada’s oldest market and uncover its dark secrets Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about St Lawrence Market

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,130 reviews

Maryland was an amazing guide! She was very thorough on her history of the buildings and places and even threw in some fun facts. It was our first time in Toronto and we truly enjoyed learning more about the city!

Daniel was an excellent engaging guide with lots of knowledge of various landmarks. Had a great time walking around the city and learning about its history. Highly recommend.

Top notch guide, sights, excellent tips for other sites to see. Picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel which not all tours do. I highly recommend this tour.

A brilliant tour of downtown with Terence. Lots of sites visited as well as Terence imparting interesting information. He certainly knows Toronto!

So convenient. Tour guides were very well versed in the history of Toronto. Very polite. Loved it!