In a major break with tradition, Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market will soon be open on Sundays and some evenings.
The City of Toronto says the change is part of a one-year pilot project that will begin on March 15.
“The goal is to optimize the market’s operating hours,” the city said in a news release.
Here’s what the south market’s new hours will be:
• Monday: Closed
• Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The farmers’ market — which operates separately from the vendors inside the south market building — will continue to operate year-round every Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. The north market building, meanwhile, remains under construction.
Since 1803, the St. Lawrence Market has been the community’s beating heart and culinary focal point of the city of Toronto. The present St. Lawrence Market South building was built in 1845 as Toronto City Hall and was rebuilt in 1850. -CINEWS