Market Wharf is located at 1 & 3 Market St, directly south of Toronto’s famed St. Lawrence Market. One of the most charming neighbourhoods in Toronto, the St Lawrence area was Toronto’s first industrial district, established as part of the Town of York in the late 1700s and early 1800s when Lake Ontario’s shoreline still came all the way up to Front Street. In fact, Market Wharf derives its name from the fact that it is situated approximately where the old wharves would have been.
In addition to the eponymous Market, the St Lawrence area is home to a delightful array of restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars, unique furniture shops and excellent theatres and cultural centres. The neighbourhood also boasts plenty of park space, wonderful summertime festivals and a wealth of Victorian architecture in addition to an unbeatable proximity to the downtown core, Distillery and Waterfront districts. Slightly further away, but still nearby are the amusements to be found at Polson Pier (formerly the Docks). For those more concerned with transport, Market Wharf is easily accessible from the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway by car, a block from the King streetcar line and within a leisurely stroll of Toronto’s Union Station.