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August 13, 2004
Seafood festival at the St. Lawrence Market
The fourth annual Feast of St. Lawrence will take place in and around the St.
Lawrence Market complex this weekend, August 13 to 15.

Area seafood restaurants and suppliers, including many from the St. Lawrence
Market itself, will be on hand to offer visitors a chance to sample seafood
items such as lobster, mussels, oysters and a wide variety of fish. A selection
of Ontario wines will also be available for visitors to sample. The tasting
portion of the event will run on Saturday, August 14, from noon to 9:30 p.m.
and on Sunday, August 15, from noon to 6 p.m. Admission to this event is free.
Visitors can purchase a glass for sampling wine for $5 and tokens to allow
samples of seafood for $1 each.

The Market will also host the second annual North American Oyster-Shucking
Championships on August 14 and 15. Oyster shuckers from the east and west
coasts of Canada and the United States will compete. The preliminary rounds
will run on Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m., with the championship round starting
on Sunday at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Market Lane Park, next to the
North Market.

The Treasures of St. Lawrence is also back this year. Arts and crafts dealers
will fill part of Market Lane Park with tables of treasures for sale. Once
again, proceeds will support the Community Bulletin's Emergency Fund. The event
runs Saturday, August 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, August 15 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The St. Lawrence Market is located at 95 Front St. E. at Jarvis St.

For more information, please visit

Media contacts:
Jorge Carvalho, St. Lawrence Market, 416-392-7120
Shane Carmichael, Event Co-ordinator, 416-304-0144



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