Toronto - Residents are invited to the St. Lawrence Market Complex on April 3 for a night of free entertainment, food sampling and book signing.

St. Lawrence Market merchants and vendors will hold their annual Customer Appreciation Night in the South Market to thank customers for their patronage and support, while the Toronto Dollar hosts A Feast of Authors in the North Market to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Invitations are required for the South Market event. Members of the public can visit their favourite vendor in the South Market before Thursday night to get an invitation. The night will feature free food sampling from vendors and merchants, as well as live entertainment from more than 15 performers.

St. Lawrence Market Customer Appreciation Night (by invitation only)

Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: St. Lawrence Market South, southwest corner of Front St. E. and Jarvis St.

Toronto Dollar Party - A Feast of Authors

Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: St. Lawrence Market North, northwest corner of Front St. E. and Jarvis St.

Media will need to show identification to enter the South Market event. For more information, visit

Invitations are not required for the Feast of Authors event, which will be the largest gathering of Ontario authors ever. With almost 90 authors - primarily members of the Writers’ Union of Canada and the League of Canadian Poets - A Feast of Authors will provide an opportunity to hear from, and talk to, award winning authors, and buy autographed books.