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.
Summer is winding down but there is still time to enjoy amazing events presented by the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA. This year we created a new event in the newly renovated Berczy Park called Berczy Beats. This is a lunchtime concert series that runs every Wednesday throughout the summer from 11:30-1:30pm. Also on Wednesday throughout the summer we offer free yoga classes in St. James Park from 12 – 12:45pm. Movies and Music in St. James Park are held every Thursday evening and we have had an amazing line-up of very talented musicians so far
Take advantage of the remaining 2 weeks of summer to enjoy free music, movies and yoga in Old Town Toronto! Check out our event page for details and don’t miss out!
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.