Canada's Oldest Fresh Food Shop Operating in Its Orginal Location 

Since 1895

Brown Brothers Meats

​​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 Family


Round Pond,

Oklahoma Territory



Christmas 1895

St. Lawrence Market



Brown Brothers Meats Since 1895, Toronto's Oldest Butcher Shop still located in its original place in the St. Lawrence Market.  Owned by the Brown family for 60 years before Anthony bought the business in the 70's. Anthony is a 4th generation butcher and his sons Pat and Joe have been there for 38 years.  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 various cuts of meats.  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.