ABOUT THE FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE:
The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood in Old Town Toronto has been a food destination since before this city was established in the 1800s. Today, the area continues this legacy at the world famous St. Lawrence Market and in more than 150 local restaurants and bistros offering cuisine from around the world. With the FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE, we celebrate our rich and delicious history over 3 days in August beginning with a ticketed outdoor fine dining event on Friday night followed by a St. Lawrence Market/Market Street focused event on Saturday and ending with a family friendly, fun and food day in St. James Park on Sunday. The 3-day event will be presented by the ST. LAWRENCE MARKET NEIGHBOURHOOD BIA and funds raised on Friday evening will be directed to FOODSHARE Toronto.
The ST. LAWRENCE MARKET NEIGHBOURHOOD BIA is a not-for-profit organization whose membership includes every business and commercial property owner in the area. Our mission is to work co-operatively to improve the public realm, promote the neighbourhood and support local business. Established in 1994, the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA has grown to become one of the largest BIA’s in the city. In addition to launching the new FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE festival, we have also established several very successful ongoing events including Music in St. James Park, Movies in St. James Park, the King East Design District Event (KEDD) and Bard in Berczy. Further information can be found at www.oldtowntoronto.ca.
FOODSHARE TORONTO is Canada's largest food security organization. We are a charity with a 30-year history of increasing consumption of vegetables and fruits through community lead projects. We believe everyone deserves access to affordable, fresh food. Our mission is Good Healthy Food For All!