Cutting Fresh meats at Brown Brothers Meats stall. Located and still operating at it's original location in the St. Lawrence Market. In the foreground is Toronto's first City hall with it's bright colored stone arches still visible today. When visiting us you can view this arch in the picture and the produce vender who occupies this space.
Picture donated by the Brown Family.
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
North America's Oldest Operating Food Shop in It's Original
stall at the St. Lawrence Market.
Owned by the Brown family till the mid 70's before Anthony
bought the business and started introducing new innovative
St. Lawrence Market winner of 2012 National Geographic
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.
Bringing the freshest quality meats to generations of families.