St. Lawence Market If ever you are visiting Toronto
Recently, I met with a Gentleman friend Rome who comes often to Toronto for work. He told me of a tour he once did here of the St. Lawrence Market. A true culinary experience. I actually did not know that you could hire someone to give you a tour through the Market, a place I frequent often, but I guess it makes sense.
Apparently, you can arrange to meet Bruce Bell, a popular history columnist for the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Community Bulletin and he will provide a culinary tour of the Market.
"As the official historian of the St. Lawrence Market Bruce has special access to all sorts of areas of the building that other people never get to see."
My friend enjoyed the tour which included the history of the building itself, exploring the bowels of the building (I did not know that in the earlier times this area was used as a prison!), the grounds surrounding the Market and of course samplings at the numerous bakeries, butcher shops, fish mongers, fruit stands, delis, dessert places and specialty vendors of all kinds.
Sounds like an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon in Toronto.. It is fun at times to play tourist in your own city. Would anyone like to join me ;).