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Address: 237 Carlton St. | (at Parliament St.), Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-921-0857

Once home solely for Irish immigrants, this neighborhood presently contains...

Once home solely for Irish immigrants, this neighborhood presently contains the largest grouping of Victorian homes on the continent.

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Great for exploring, lots of architectural curiosities and neat homes to see. Took a walking tour with the family and had a great time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Ottawa, the frozen Capital
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cabbagetown was almost demolished along with the rest of downtown in the 50s and 60s, were it not for hippies and yuppies who recognized the gracefulness of the Victorian row houses and started to move in. Every second house has delicate gingerbread trim and lovely terracotta brick--the most beautiful building material in my opinion. Nearby is Riverdale Farm with real... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Walking distance to downtown, the village, blood street and more. Great cafes, restaurants and shopping.

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Ottawa, the frozen Capital
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great for exploring, lots of architectural curiosities and neat homes to see. Took a walking tour with the family and had a great time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We took a walk from College Station to Cabbage Town, passing the shops at Parliament street then Winchester Street and on to Sackville Street. Those Victorian and Queen Anne styles buildings in the quiet Sackville Street are really lovely in the cold, windy and bright morning. Guess this is a place worth venturing in for a lovely stroll.

Thank HotEarth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Whenever I have people from out of town visiting, they almost always ask about Cabbagetown. I guess its reputation is well known. It is neat area of Victorian Homes, most which have been lovingly restored. The homes are no where as opulent as those in San Francisco (The Painted Ladies), but are more of a traditional type of dwellings. Rich,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

There was a time when Cabbagetown was poor and people grew cabbages in small garden plots. When we lived there we loved exploring the various blocks and weird areas like the Wesdley cottages where you swear you are in the UK. Today the woorld has changed and it is an enclave of the rich and testament as to why the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

When we travel to a new city we like to see cool architecture and how people like. Cabbagetown is perfect for that. The houses are charming and well kept. It is funky and whimsical. There are restaurants you can try for lunch and then you can do your own walking tour. We were so charmed with Cabbagetown and you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Going on the local garden self-guided tour (always the first weekend in June) is a great way to see the neighbourhood. The Victorian era architecture is wonderful and the yard work and design owners have done is spectacular. All owners were in attendance to tell you about their yards and there were also master gardeners at various stops on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A fun place to take a walk - a bit funky but great access to Riverdale Park and a long walk through Toronto's old and charming and ethnically diverse neighborhoods from Cabbage Town to Danforth. A lot of great shops and eateries all creatively designed and delicious food. Definitely worthy of a visit and long walk!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Although I didn't see any cabbages being grown out front anymore, your visit will be rewarded with lots of friendly people.

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