Welcome to Old Town Toronto
Old Town is a neighbourhood and retail district in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the first of Toronto’s named neighbourhoods, having acquired the moniker no later than 1815, at which time the original town of York was expanding.
The Feast of St. Lawrence was held this year August 11-13. Feast is an annual event presented by the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA that celebrates all the delicious food in our neighbourhood.
The Feast kicked off with a dinner under the stars on Friday night. Though it did rain a bit in the evening, we were safely under the 250 foot tent enjoying our 5-course meal courtesy of the top chefs in Old Town Toronto.
The festivities continued on Saturday on Market Street. John Tory joined the celebration and even helped serve some smoked roast!
Sunday was family day in St. James Park and there were lots of activities for young and old alike to enjoy. Foodshare was onsite to talk about healthy eating and vermi composting.
Thank you to all our sponsors and participants at Feast of St. Lawrence! It was a wildly successful weekend and we look forward to doing it for you all over again next year!
Dauntless City Theatre is back with Bard in Berczy. This year’s play is The Two Gentlewomen of Verona.
Since 2009, Dauntless City Theatre has produced site-specific immersive classical theatre in spaces around downtown Toronto. Through an inclusive and intersectional paradigm they try to create accessible work that reflects our beautifully diverse city.
Performances are every weekend in August. Friday & Saturday 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1pm.
Come and enjoy free Shakespeare in beautiful Berczy Park!
Our historic artisans and re-enactors are back in Old Town Toronto this summer from June-August. You could have a chance at winning one of 3 $25 gift certificates to the St. Lawrence Market by posting a photo of you with our re-enactors or artisan or outside one of our landmark historic buildings and adding #OldTownToronto. We’ll pick one winner each month so don’t miss out.
There is a hidden tunnel under Wellington Street between the Flatiron Building and the former Bank of Toronto across the street. The tunnel is still there, however bricked up at either end. It was a way for George Gooderham the bank president to get from his bank to his office in the Flatiron Building without having to go outside. Another reason for the tunnel was to move money back and forth in relative safety.