The St. Lawrence Market North Building is the sixth establishment in what has been a series of market buildings; their construction spans nearly two hundred years, making this site is one of Toronto’s more historically significant. It is both the first official market and seat of civic government.
ERA Architects is engaged as heritage architect and planner; working alongside Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Adamson Associates, their design reimagined the site and reinstated historic links to St. Lawrence Hall.
The new project will replace the existing 1960s structure currently on site with a new landmark mixed-use market hall and public building, with courts above. The design features a four-storey structure with an elegant glass atrium that offers scenic views of Front Street, Jarvis Street, and Market Lane Park. A covered street runs through the South Market, to the new building, and into St. Lawrence Hall, opening up views and pedestrian routes throughout the market.