Sunday May 11, St Lawrence Market 'Tea and Tour'

This Mother’s Day Sunday May 11, join me for a 'tour and tea' at Toronto's famed St Lawrence Market.  Hear fascinating stories of Victorian Toronto, as well as a tour of Toronto’s oldest market, followed by an English tea including Currant & Cream Scones, Empire Cookies and dainty Finger Sandwiches in the beautiful Market Kitchen. The tour will take you into the depths of St Lawrence Market to the remains of an ancient jail (c1844) from the days when it was the site of Toronto's first purpose built city hall.

Registration required

Tour and Tea arrival time 1:00 pm 

Over by 3:30 pm

$45.00/person + HST

To register:


C'est What Show

Join me at C'est What Nightclub and Restaurant at 67 Front Street East on the SE corner of Front and Church Sts in the heart of the St Lawrence neighbourhood, for my ongoing History of Toronto Show including the history of local theatre; Toronto's great lost buildings and the people who made Toronto the great city it is today, plus a lively Q&A following each show-$20 per person show only. 

Next Show TBA 

Phone 647-393-8687 or email for reservations

$20 per person- Show only-cash at the door

Come early for dinner, doors open at 6pm (7:30pm showtime) check out for dinner menu and to make a dinner reservation 

C'est What 67 Front Street


Front and Church 1898



St Lawrence Market c1914


Books for sale and Gift Certificates


Bruce Bell's new series of hard cover books on sale soon!

Coming soon all of Bruce Bell's columns for the last 12 years in the Bulletin Newspaper will be available in hard copy form in local bookstores


So keep checking this space for more info


Bruce Bell's other books 'Amazing Tales of St. Lawrence Neighbourhood' and 'Toronto A Pictorial Celebration' are both available at the Market Souvenir Shop in St. Lawrence Market just inside the main Front Street entrance and Bruce will meet you there to sign a copy. Drop him a line to set up a time. Also available at the Market Souvenir Shop are Bruce's Gift Certificates. A terrific present that can be made out for any of his tours!


4) The Toronto Book of Everything-Various Authors

The books have been the bestselling title in every market they¹ve entered. Eighty-five percent of the buyers are local. They are a tough audience, and we consider it our job to impress them. When you get locals buying a book about a community they¹ve lived in for generations, you know you¹ve done something right. When you get a call from the president of the Toronto Maple Leafs wanting to buy a copy of the book for every member of his staff, it gives you a feeling you came close to getting it right. From Bay Street slang and the Great Toronto Fire to immigrant city and Pride Toronto, it’s all here including Bruce Bell’s 5 top picks for favourite rooms in Toronto! If you love Toronto, you will love the Toronto Book of Everything. Available at most local book stores, Chapters, Indigo, Coles, McNally Robinson,


Bruce Bell with David Mirvish standing beneath a portrait of Ed Mirvish 2002 and Bruce Bell with Ed Mirvish circa 1973


Frank Selke Jr. and Bruce Bell looking at Harold Ballard's name in cement at centre ice at Maple Leaf Gardens in 2002. Then again in 2014 with famed hockey writer Lucas Ackroyd when MLG centre ice was transformed into a Loblaws grocery store.

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