St. Lawrence NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE
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Toronto homes for sale in St. Lawrence, which has been heralded as one of the most sustainable neighbourhoods in Toronto, include a mix of owner-occupied condo units, market-value condo rentals and subsidized rental apartments.
Buyers interested in this area can choose between modern condos such as The Spire, Vu and The London, new build soft lofts such as the MoZo Lofts and East Lofts and one of our favourite hard loft buildings in the city, The St. Lawrence Market Lofts.
All of the units in the St. Lawrence Market Lofts have such character and a sense of history - there are no cookie-cutter units here. Features include exposed brick and ductwork along with beautiful wooden beams. But the best thing (or at least, the real conversation-piece) is the fact that there are no right-angles. The ever-so-slightly skewed brick walls and sloping floors are a testament to the vintage of this 140 year old structure and add a real sense of charm.
Young professionals looking for Toronto condos for sale steps to the core but who don’t want to be surrounded simply by concrete and high-rise glass towers.
With St. Lawrence Market at your doorstep, this is an especially attractive area for foodies.
One of Toronto’s most conveniently located neighbourhoods, this is a live, work and play neighbourhood with unique Toronto condos, great bars and restaurants along The Esplanade, cultural attractions, shopping, small but lovely parks and easy access to both the highway and public transit. It’s also within walking distance to the Eaton Centre and the nightlife of The Distillery District.
Developed in the 1970’s, St. Lawrence has been hailed a triumph in urban planning and is often used as a model for neighbourhood design elsewhere in both Canada and the U.S.
Why We Love St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence Market is Foodie Paradise
St. Lawrence Market is a draw for tourists and Torontonians from across the city but if you call this neighbourhood home, you can frequently enjoy some of the best and freshest foods available.
Recognized by National Geographic in Food Journeys of a Lifetime as the No. 1 food market in the world, well over a hundred vendors showcase their delicacies in the weekly farmer’s market on Saturdays. It’s particularly famed for fresh, sustainable seafood and meats as well as artisan cheeses and international coffees. It’s also a great place to pick up unique homemade condiments that become a conversation starter at mealtime.
Our favourite vendors include St. Urbain Bagel with its addictive, true Montreal-style bagels and Scheffler’s Deli & Cheese that has been in business at the Market since 1955. Scheffler’s has a wide selection of delicious antipastos and finger foods, making it a popular go-to destination for those hosting dinner parties and events.
All the World’s a Stage
St. Lawrence theatres are often lumped in with the Entertainment District theatres to their west, rounding off the eastern borders of Toronto’s official theatre district.
However, the St. Lawrence neighbourhood has a unique flavour and is a mini theatre district in its own right. The Sony Centre for the Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts and the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People showcase some stellar concerts, musical theatre, comedy, dance and family programming year-round.
We also love the Rainbow Cinemas in Market Square where you can watch a new release for highly discounted rates compared to the big chains.
When compared to the world stage, Toronto is still in its infancy as international cities go. This means that much of the downtown area has been developed in the last century and lacks the charm you get with older city centres.
Due to some stellar urban planning, the St. Lawrence neighbourhood has managed to maintain much of its original character through preservation of buildings such as St. Lawrence Market and the iconic Gooderham Building, known by locals simply as the Flatiron building. With its unique triangular shape, the Flatiron remains one of the most photographed spots in Toronto.
Much like its neighbour to the east The Distillery District, St. Lawrence is a great neighbourhood choice for buyers who want the convenience of downtown living but want an area with old-world charm.