Pre- Conference Tour: Walking and Tasting Tour of St Lawrence Market

The Technology, Knowledge & Society Conference is pleased to announce a Pre-Conference Tour.

Beginning across from the famous St Lawrence Market, (established in 1803), join our private guide on a walk of the area to give you a sense of what the old Town of York was like and how the market developed over time to be one of the top attractions in this great city.

Upon entering the South Market Building, which houses the permanent vendors (unlike the seasonal vendors in the North Market Building), your guide will lead you to their very favourite spots and those that sell particular foods that tell the story of Canada's settlement and the people who came from around the world to make this country their new home. Canadian food is very regional and this tour will cover the country coast to coast.


  • Learn some history of the St Lawrence Market area
  • Sample some amazing foods made in Canada (some vendors provide samples, beyond this, delegates are free to purchase food throughout the market as advised by our local guide)
  • Meet some of the nicest vendors in the market
  • Buy a variety of foods to sample and share
  • Get to know the market with a local expert then explore more on your own until the market closes (6pm)

Be sure to book early and join your fellow conference delegates on this pre-conference tour.

Date: 25 May 2017
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Cost: US$18.00
Location: This walking tour starts inside the front entrance of the St Lawrence Market by the historical photo display.

Booking: The conference tour can be booked during registration. If you've already registered, contact us to book your tour.

Conference Welcome Reception

There is no need to pre-register for this event
26 May 2017
University of Toronto, Chestnut Conference Centre
89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1R1, Canada

Common Ground Research Networks and the Technology, Knowledge & Society Conference will be hosting a welcome reception at the University of Toronto, Chestnut Conference Centre. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, Friday, 26 May 2017. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hor d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

We look forward to hosting you!