St. Lawrence is a mixed-income, ethnically diverse residential and commercial neighbourhood adjoining the Central Business District. It extends from Queen Street East south to the rail corridor and from Yonge Street east to Parliament Street.
St. Lawrence includes the ten original blocks of the Town of York. The many low-rise yellow and red brick buildings in this 19th century core lend the neighbourhood a distinctive historic character.
The part of St. Lawrence clustered around The Esplanade and constructed in the late 20th century contains a family-friendly, mixed income residential neighbourhood that combines lowrent and subsidized rental accommodation with co-ops, condominiums and individually owned homes.