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St Lawrence

Recreation in St Lawrence

David Crombie Park is a multi-faceted linear park that runs through the centre of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, along The Esplanade. This park includes pretty strolling and sitting gardens, a waterfall, a handball court, and a basketball court.

The St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre is located on The Esplanade. This modern facility includes squash courts, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a piano room, a weight room, and a games room.

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New Cooking School Opens in Toronto’s Oldest Farmers’ Market

Food has been at the heart of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood in East Toronto dating back to 1803, when Lieutenant Governor Peter Hunter declared the area that encompassed Front Street to King Street and Jarvis Street to Church Street as the “Market Block.”

Toronto citizens have been buying local farm-fresh produce at the St. Lawrence Market for over 200 years. So it seems appropriate given its rich tradition in food that the St. Lawrence Market has recently opened The Market Kitchen, a cooking school and event venue.

The Market Kitchen is located on the west mezzanie of the south market. This 2,400 square foot space resembles a funky hard loft with exposed brick, soaring original windows, and polished hardwood floors. An open view of the marketplace below adds ambiance and a sense of inspiration to those pursuing culinary excellence.

No kitchen would be complete without the proper equipment and The Market Kitchen is certainly fortunate in this regard; it’s been fully outfitted with state-of-the-art appliances courtesy of Miele, the title sponsor of this venue.

The Market Gallery offers cooking classes for all levels as well as hosting a myriad of events held year round that cover an eclectic range of topics. The following is just a sample of events: “Cooking with coffee,”  “Chocolate and lots of it,” “Interactive demo: Indian Cuisine,” and  “Wine tasting and jazz.”

The Market Kitchen also conducts events for couples and children. It also hosts a popular Celebrity Chef series that gives participants the opportunity to be in the kitchen with some of Canada’s critically acclaimed chefs, including the likes of Anna Olson.

For more information on The Market Kitchen at St. Lawrence Market visit the website

The Market Kitchen, with an open view of the St. Lawrence Market, provides cooking classes and other events.



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