Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market to Launch Extended Hours in Late July – Toronto

Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market will extend its opening hours this summer.

In a press release issued Friday, the City of Toronto said the market will extend its opening hours for a one-year pilot project beginning July 31.

“The pilot project is the result of a recent review of the market’s opening hours, including feedback from the public and an evaluation of how operational improvements can help the market better serve Toronto residents and visitors to the city,” it said. the message.

From July 31, the market will be open Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 7pm, Saturdays from 7am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 5pm

The market is closed on Monday.

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According to the city, the pilot project will “inform about a more permanent operating schedule for the remainder of 2021 and beyond”.

“The revised opening hours will make the market more accessible, with service hours that meet the changing needs and preferences of visitors,” the message reads.

The city said the market’s traders were given “three months’ notice” of these changes to ensure they had “enough time to make operational adjustments to ensure a smooth transition to the extended opening hours.” “to accomplish.

According to the release, the market’s management team is working with traders to “assist in areas such as staffing to help fill vacant positions needed to adequately operationalize the new opening hours.”

Toronto Mayor John Tory called the news “very exciting.”

“In 2020 we turned as COVID-19 affected previous launch plans, now we are moving forward with this exciting pilot,” he said in a statement. “The new opening hours pilot project is modernizing the market’s operations and ensuring that more people—locals and visitors to our city—have the opportunity to experience this amazing, historic Toronto destination.”

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