It's all about convenience in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood of downtown Toronto. Absolutely everything you could need can be found within the confines of the neighbourhood boundaries, including shops, eateries, and entertainment.
This is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city, and the buildings still reflect that. The buildings commemorate this early time, with a myriad of Georgian-style red and yellow brick structures characterizing the area.
The hub of St. Lawrence Market is the central market of the same name, which boasts hundreds of food vendors. It's a landmark in the city and a tourist attraction, and residents have the distinct benefit of having it right in their own backyard.
St. Lawrence Market is as ethnically diverse as you can get. The residents here come from dozens of different backgrounds to make this a quintessential melting pot of people living together in harmony.
The real estate landscape in St. Lawrence Market is void of single-detached homes. Instead, it is made up of apartments and townhouses, designed by some of the city's most esteemed and well-regarded architects.
As mentioned earlier, red brick exteriors are rather prominent in St. Lawrence Market, giving the neighbourhood a distinct and distinguished look compared to all other communities across the city.
There is a unique blend of non-profit housing and luxury condos in St. Lawrence Market, all within walking distance of each other and some adjacent to one another. Newer buildings continue to be constructed along The Esplanade, with more affordable converted century lofts found on the far east part of the same street.
Buyers have the advantage of having a wide price range to choose from to suit their budget, from the very affordable low-cost housing options to the more expensive luxury condominium buildings that have been recently added to the area.
AVERAGE HOME PRICES
Average Sale Price
Number of Sales
# Days on Market
|Average Sale Price||$373,509||$395,440||$477,673|
|Number of Sales||318||367||408|
|# Days on Market||27||24||14|
Lifestyle & Recreation
There's always something to do in this neighbourhood when you have the St. Lawrence Market within such easy and quick access. With over 200 food vendors tempting your palate, you can get a taste of some foods of the world at what has been dubbed the best food market across the globe by National Geographic. There is even entertainment by live performers on a regular basis to keep the vibe lively.
You'll find a lot of retail shops and daily amenities along The Esplanade, which stretches across the middle of the area. There are also all sorts of fantastic bars, restaurants, and specialty shops that attract both locals and tourists alike.
To enjoy outdoor life, St. Lawrence Market offers the David Crombie Park that spans a large area of the neighbourhood along The Esplanade. The park offers walkways, lovely gardens, a basketball court, handball court, and a pretty waterfall to add some ambiance. There is also the St. Lawrence Community Rec Centre on The Esplanade that features a gym, weight room, pool, squash courts, games room, and piano room.
There are some good schools in this neighbourhood that are considered to be highly regarded. Among the schools in St. Lawrence Market include Market Lane Public School, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, and St. Michael Annex Catholic School.
Parks & Recreation
You can't get any better in terms of walkability and proximity to public transit. Within a quick stroll or bus ride, you can literally get to just about anything you need.
There's no need to even take a bus to get to the subway, with Union Station within walking distance of the neighbourhood. From there, you can hop on a subway or TTC bus, GO Transit, or even Via Rail. Motorists are within quick reach of the Gardiner Expressway, Don Valley Expressway, and Lakeshore Boulevard.
*Neighbourhood info courtesy of HoodQ