National Geographic Names Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market the World’s Best Food Market

Apr 05, 2012
Screen Shot 2012 04 05 at 11.11.20 AM National Geographic Names Torontos St. Lawrence Market the Worlds Best Food MarketNational Geographic has named Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market, the World’s Best Food Market, topping likes of New York’s Union Square Greenmarket, Cours Saleya in Nice France, and La Vucciria in Palermo Italy.

“St. Lawrence Market is engrained within our city’s culture. It has helped build the neighbourhood,” says Rebecca Grima, community consultant of St. Lawrence Market. “When you look at all the merchants and the vendors in the market – it is so multicultural. You have almost every single nationality in there, and I think it is a great representation of Canada.”

The market was founded in 1803 and has been pivotal to Toronto’s history, serving as city hall at one point in its history. St. Lawrence market has over 120 vendors on a weekly basis.

Here is the complete list:

  1. St. Lawrence Market, Toronto
  2. Union Square Greenmarket, New York City
  3. Castries Market, St. Lucia
  4. Ver-o-Peso, Belem, Brazil
  5. Mercado Central, Santiago, Chile
  6. Kreta Ayer Wet Market, Singapore
  7. Kauppatori, Helsinki, Finland
  8. La Vucciria, Palermo, Italy
  9. Cours Saleya, Nice, France
  10. Borough Market, London, England

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