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Nice historic area, with interesting roots.

Variety of older homes. Varying conditions. Many are painted each half in a different manner... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2019
Ithaca, New York
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No Cabbage To Be Found

We stayed in a nice unit at 582 Parliament St. and were there during the two-day street festival... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
West Des Moines, Iowa
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Once home solely for Irish immigrants, this neighborhood presently contains the largest grouping of Victorian homes on the continent.
237 Carlton St | (at Parliament St.), Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L2, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-921-0857
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Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

Variety of older homes. Varying conditions. Many are painted each half in a different manner. Intriguing to just cruise around and see a few. Its free.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank originalbriandeyoung
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a nice unit at 582 Parliament St. and were there during the two-day street festival. The area shows little sign of its former Irish inhabitants as it has transitioned to mostly middle eastern residents. Easy access to public transportation by bus, rail...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lost_In_Iowa
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I was there with a group of photographers. It was a nice old neighbourhood with residential buildings. A little rough in places. The festival itself had an arts and crafts fair in a local park, and the Main Street was closed off for street entertainment.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paulharhen
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It's such a unique neighborhood , well preserved with such charming houses so well kept and so many are totally authentic by their architecture of the period they represent, the earlier days of Toronto; Best protected by its Association too. Well, a wonderful end of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M-P J
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Cabbagetown is a charming, peaceful and historic neighbourhood that is great for walking around. The quiet residential streets were lined with gorgeous old brick character houses from the Victorian era with large mature trees on both sides. I enjoyed simply wandering the area and checking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Well I tell you What, I have not been bored during my stay. Since being in the area I have witnessed multiple drug deals, been offered stolen merchandise and been harassed by more homeless meth heads then I thought possible. Despite all that it can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Edwardjonphotography
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The Irish immigrated here to escape the potato famine but had little to eat after they arrived. They used the small areas in the front of these houses and planted cabbage. Thus the name Cabbagetown. Full of lovely Victorian homes. Walk the streets and enjoy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 900dianef
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Though not the most attractive or eclectic neighbourhood in Toronto, this is maybe the most attractive and eclectic that is close to the central sites and yet not overrun by tourists. There are abundant coffee shops and places to eat, but the best way to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

When I saw Cabbagetown for the first time I fell in love with the place ! It’s really an eclectic area and people are truly friendly . I can’t wait to come back again !

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Carlo M
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I was expecting it to be a bit more folksy but nevertheless, it's a great place to walk around to get away from the crowds. Some great photo opportunities and quite a full morning if you take in the Necropolis and Allan Gardens.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Susie M
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