Since 1895

Christmas 1895

St. Lawrence Market


​​St. Lawrence Market 1920's

This picture shows the Brown Brothers Meat store larger in size and still in its current place in the market. The left side of the store ended at the wall currently occupied by La Boucherie and the right side of the store continues along the centre aisle through Uppercut Meats to the stairs in the middle of the market. In the 1920's families of the City of Toronto and surrounding boroughs would come to the market and buy their meats in this way. Top level is Lamb, second is poultry, third is beef. Meat was sold fresh and only in whole then portioned by the butcher. Meat is still sold this way but is refrigerated, up until the 1990's poultry, turkey was still sold whole as the picture is shown above until laws changed processing requirements.                            Pictured donated by Mr. Bob Huff and son Rob.


Brown Brothers Meats

Round Pond,

Oklahoma Territory




Brown Family


Canada's Oldest Operating

Food Shop in its Original


Canada's Oldest Operating Food Shop in It's Original location

and still located in its original stall in the St. Lawrence Market. 

Owned by the Brown family till the mid 70's  before Anthony

bought the business and started introducing new innovative

products that no one in the food industry ever envisioned.  The

St. Lawrence Market winner of National Geographic Magazine's

Best Food Market in the World.

Anthony is a 4th generation butcher and his sons Pat and Joe

have been there ever since.  We are the oldest butchers in the

market and still bring the rich history and traditions of

Browns Brothers.  After modernizing the business, we were the

first meat vendor to directly sell to the public on a daily basis

and introducing various cuts of meats that no other in the food

industry offered. We grow as the community grows,  

and in doing so continually  offer new,  fresh products that meets our customer needs. Our meats are hand cut on the premises. Try our Famous Peameal Bacon made right here using the family's  secret recipe. An original of the St. Lawrence Market. We bring the freshest quality meats to generations of families.