Tastes of Market Street – The Transformation of the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood
All over the world, charming cobbled streets lined with restaurants and shops, slope down towards the water. Now with the arrival of Tastes of Market Street, Torontonians - and our visitors - can enjoy the same enchanting experience.
Designed by Michael Taylor of Taylor Smyth Architects (with heritage work by restoration specialists Goldsmith Borgal) and executed by builder Den Bosch + Finchley, this urban historic restoration project – “and painstaking revitalization of a row of heritage buildings” - boasts seven new restaurants, cafés and stores.
The transformation has created a unique, little street that includes: Bindia, Market Street Catch, Barsa, soon-to-open Pastizza, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, Evolution Food Co., and Olive & Olives store.
Unlike any other spot in the city, the new development brings a whole new energy and excitement to the neighbourhood. There are also many aspects to the project that make it unique:
- All establishments have patios
- The curb has been eliminated, making for a more “pedestrian-friendly” experience
- This is the first privately initiated and funded sidewalk expansion in the city’s history.
Thanks to the tremendous vision of late developer Paul Oberman, of Woodcliffe Landmark Properties, and his wife Eve Lewis, CEO, for overseeing the project, we now have a whole new area for dining al fresco (so European!) and enjoying this cozy, close-knit strip.
See you on the patio!