St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood

Located between Yonge and Parliament Streets and Lakeshore Blvd and Queen Street, the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood is the largest in Old Town Toronto.  Home to the famous St. Lawrence Market Complex , this neighbourhood features historic architecture, exciting theatre, quaint shops, charming restaurants, the Hockey Hall of Fame, a sculpture and Victorian garden and unique landmarks.  Explore Toronto’s first City Hall and police station, marvel at the architecture of the Flatiron Building, St. James Cathedral and St. Lawrence Hall or enjoy live theatre and music at the Sony Centre for the Arts or St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts.  The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood also hosts a number of large outdoor festivals, two marathons and a bicycle race during the spring and summer months. For more information about the St. Lawrence Market,  visit

Town of York 

Before Toronto became the modern thriving metropolis it is today, it was known as the Town of York. This ten- block area that is now the Town of York Neighbourhood forms the historic core of Toronto. Bounded by George, Berkeley, Front and Adelaide Streets, the Town of York was intended for private residential and commercial development. Immediately adjacent to the town site were the sites of temporal power (City Hall to the west, the Parliament Building to the east) and religious power (many churches, mostly west of the town site.) There are few visible remains of the town from the period. For more information visit

King East Design District 

Home is where the heart is so why not fill your home with beauty as well as function? Interior designers and budding fashionistas will tell you that for the most interesting home decor and design stores, there is no other destination in Toronto like the King East Design District. From Church Street to Parliament Street, you will find the largest concentration of home decor and design stores filled with furnishings that would suit the smallest condo or add that finishing touch to your house. For more information visit:


Situated East of Parliament Street between Queen Street East and Front Street, Corktown was named in honour of County Cork by the original Irish settlers who populated this area in the 1800’s and worked in the local distilleries and brickyards.  Corktown is home to many historical buildings including the first Roman Catholic Church St. Paul’s Basilica and the first “free” school, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. This friendly community features eclectic jazz bars, restaurants and shops. For more information visit

Historic Queen East

Extending from Victoria Street to River Street, Queen Street East is a vibrant, multicultural area containing a wide range of boutiques and restaurants. The neighbourhood is rich in historical 19th Century landmarks including the Metropolitan United Church, Dominion Square, the Queen Richmond Centre and the Dominion Hotel, one of the oldest remaining hotels in the city.

Distillery District

Located at Mill Street and Parliament Street, this pedestrian only village is entirely dedicated to the arts, culture and entertainment and is a favourite haunt for film crews.  Founded in 1832, the Gooderham & Worts Distillery became the largest distillery in the British Empire.  Today, this historically rich neighbourhood of cobblestone streets and alleyways boasts charming restaurants, original shops and galleries that are unique to the city. For more information visit