The faces of Market Street

Until recently, the historic little street that runs parallel to the St. Lawrence Market on the west side looked for years like an old alleyway or a delivery drop-off zone.

Among its numerous incarnations dating back to the 1800s though, Market Street once housed Toronto’s Armoury Hotel — which eventually became a home for wounded World War II veterans — The Old Fish Market restaurant, RCMP horse stables, a fruit warehouse, an auto body shop and the LCBO’s vintage wine cellar.

Though it sits in the shadow of the giant food and vending behemoth, the newly restored Market Street has quietly become a vibrant hub for foodies that is as eclectic as the St. Lawrence Market and the city itself.

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