St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence Neighbourhood History

A large amount of the St. Lawrence area was created from landfill in the early 1800s and was intended to be used as a large public park along the lake’s waterfront. These plans changed when the land was turned over to the railways by the city. This change of plans attracted industry to the area of St. Lawrence.

From the early 1900s until the late 1940s, St. Lawrence was one of Toronto’s leading industrial centres. During the late 1940s, Toronto’s industrial industry began to move outside of the city. This resulted in a period of decline for the St. Lawrence area. During the 1970s, David Crombie, Toronto’s mayor at the time, decided to turn the St. Lawrence area into the residential community it is today.

St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Today

Today, St. Lawrence real estate consists of high-rise and low-rise condominiums and a variety of shops, restaurants, historical buildings and the renowned St. Lawrence Market. During the summer months, the community of St. Lawrence is full of life. It is home to some of the city’s premier festivals. The neighbourhood of St. Lawrence is home to some of Toronto’s oldest and most unique historical buildings including the iconic Gooderham Flat Iron building which was built in 1892. The community also includes two performing arts centres, the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The community of St. Lawrence is a great neighbourhood for young professionals, couples, singles and empty nesters who are interested in downsizing and looking to enjoy the city life.

St. Lawrence Properties & Real Estate

Many of the buildings in the community of St. Lawrence were designed by some of Toronto’s finest architects. One of the most common features you will notice in the designs is the use of red brick throughout the many historical buildings. The community of St. Lawrence includes a wide variety of housing options including private and non-profit housing, rental buildings as well as high-rise and low-rise luxury condominiums.

Thinking About Making A Move?

Are you thinking of buying a condo or home in the St Lawrence area or you are thinking of selling your St Lawrence condo or home?

I would love to hear your specific real estate objectives and to discuss how I can help you achieve them. Take the first step towards achieving your objectives by contacting me today. I look forward to hearing from you and to answering your questions.

St. Lawrence Market Real Estate Agents

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St Lawrence Local Business Directory

Below are some of the most prominent businesses within St Lawrence and the surrounding area.



St. Lawrence Market
93 Front St East, Toronto

63 Front St East, Toronto

80 Front St East, Toronto

TD Canada Trust
80 Front St East, Toronto

87 Front St East, Toronto

The Optic Zone
33 Jarvis St, Toronto

Shoppers Drug Mart
18 Lower Jarvis St, Toronto

The Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St East, Toronto

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