St. Lawrence Market in Toronto has decided to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic with some changes to address social distancing.
St. Lawrence Market writes via Instagram: "St. Lawrence Market continues to be open to the public for food access during the COVID-19 situation. For Saturday, March 21 the following additional actions have been put in place to ensure the wellbeing of our customers, merchants, farmers, vendors and staff:
The Market will be centralizing access points to manage customer traffic at the South (main) Market and the Saturday Farmers Market at 125 The Esplanade.
South Market customers will be directed to use the following three entrances only: Main automatic doors on Front Street East Market Street, north entrance closest to Front Street East Jarvis Street entrance Farmers Market customers will be directed to use the Market Street entrance only. To encourage social distancing the Market will be limiting the number of customers inside the building at this time. Customers are encouraged to keep social distance from each other, merchants and staff when at the Market. Social distancing means keeping 2 metres apart from others. St. Lawrence Market continues to work with food rescue partner Second Harvest and encourages merchants, farmers and vendors to continue to provide unsold food products to Second Harvest pickup volunteers.
The St. Lawrence Market and Second Harvest have a long history of partnership in food rescue. Second Harvest has been picking up food that would otherwise go to waste from vendors at the Market since the charity's inception in 1985. Those interested in supporting Second Harvest's food rescue efforts should contact firstname.lastname@example.org Second Harvest"
From St. Lawrence Market via Instagram.