ST. LAWRENCE MARKET SUSPENDING INDOOR DINING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO VACCINE PASSPORT
Sep 23, 2021
By Bob Komsic
Toronto’s famous St. Lawrence Market will not be offering indoor dining for the time being because of Ontario’s new proof-of-vaccination passport policy.
”To avoid closing all the entrances and screening each customer that comes into the Market, the indoor seating will be removed until further notice,” reads a statement posted by the market to social media.
”Picnic tables will continue to be available for people who wish to eat and drink outside.”
Though you won’t be able to dine indoors; with the exception of Paddington’s Pump which has its own dedicated dining room, you’ll still be able to shop for groceries or take-out.
On an average Saturday during COVID, between 8,000 to 10,000 go to the Market, making screening a big undertaking.
A spokesperson says the challenge is how to enforce the policy when the majority of customers will not be planning to eat indoors.
”A customer may come to the Market to shop and not intend to dine in, but decide to during their visit, for example,” adds Samantha Wiles.