Toronto - King Street East
King Street East & St Lawrence Market is in Toronto. This Neighbourhood stretches from Yonge Street in the west to the Don River in the East and from Queen Street in the north to the Lakeshore corridor railway line. It encompasses the smaller districts of King Street East, the St Lawrence Market area, Corktown and the Distillery District. There are a large number of bars and restaurants spread along Front and The Esplanade, between Yonge and Jarvis, filling those streets with people even late into the night. King Street between Church and Berkeley contains many designer furniture shops, giving the street its nickname: "the design strip". Corktown refers to the area along and around King from Berkeley to Queen, while sections of this neighbourhood may appear run-down, much of it is being gentrified, with several software companies renovating old warehouses. It should be noted, however, that the area immediately around and underneath the Adelaide and Richmond Street ramps should be avoided at night.
The 504 streetcar runs along King Street, through the centre of the neighbourhood, with stops at every major intersection. The 501 runs along Queen Street to the north of the neighbourhood.
Take the Yonge line to King Station and take the 504 streetcar east or walk east along King Street, or Yonge line to Union station and walk several blocks east.
Bus route 75 runs along Sherbourne Street, through the centre of the neighbourhood, get off at King Street or Front Street.
The Gardiner expressway runs along the southern edge of the neighbourhood and has an exit at Jarvis Street. There is a large commercial parking lot south of St Lawrence Market, at the corner of The Esplanade and Jarvis.
- St Lawrence Market, 92 Front Street East(504 Streetcar to Jarvis, then walk one block south on Jarvis), ☎ (416) 392-7120, . Tue-Thu: 8am-6pm; Fri: 8am-7pm; Sat: 5am-5pm. This is a large covered market located at the corner of Front and Jarvis. It contains stalls selling meats, cheeses, prepared foods and souvenirs.
- North St Lawrence Market, 93 Front Street East(504 Streetcar to Jarvis, then walk several metres south on Jarvis), ☎ (416) 392-7120, . Sat: from 5am. This market, across Front St from the main building, contains the weekly farmers' market, with stalls selling mainly fruit & veg.
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