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June 18, 2010
St. Lawrence Market hosts a free Strawberry Social
Celebrate the start of Ontario’s strawberry season with a visit to Toronto's St. Lawrence Market on Saturday, June 19 for a Strawberry Social. Visitors to the market can enjoy free strawberries dipped in chocolate and whipped cream.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors can sample strawberry smoothies at the St. Lawrence Juice Bar, and there is face-painting for kids as well as a Food Tasting and History Show presented by the St. Lawrence Wine Market (beginning at 10 a.m. at the Market Kitchen).

The North Market at 92 Front St. E. comes alive on Saturdays, when more than 50 Ontario growers travel to the city to sell their fresh produce and meats.

Ontario’s strawberry season starts around June 20. In addition to enjoying local strawberries, look for other Ontario seasonal delicacies such as fresh asparagus, leaf lettuce and rhubarb.

A perfect Saturday morning activity is visiting the market, where you will find everything you need for a great weekend barbecue. St. Lawrence Market was rated one of the best 25 markets in the world by Food & Wine magazine. The South Market, open daily from Tuesday to Saturday, is home to more than 60 specialty vendors, selling everything from Far East spices to the freshest seafood and cuts of meat.

Note to editors: High-resolution photography is available on the market's website, and media can contact the market to source more images. Media may also arrange for a complimentary walking tour and market lunch.

Market website:

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Jorge Carvalho, Supervisor, St. Lawrence Market Complex, 416-392-7120,
Cindy Bromley, Communications Manager, 416-392-4993,



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