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Cabbagetown

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

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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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.

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Toronto
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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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Toronto
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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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Canada
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Went to the festival with friends and really enjoyed the wander about. Great art, food and yard sale stalls too. Fab bands of various types of music especially the one outside the Jazz and Blues bar (sorry forgot your name). Stopped for a drink and just too in some of the atmosphere. Great day!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Best neighbourhood in TO! So quiet and pretty. We walked all day, nice coffee shop as well - gotta try Jet Fuel! I would definitely recommand staying here to visit the city if you prefer a more local flavor, something more authentic. Walking distance (abt 30min) to downtown.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere with some lovely places to go. All the restaurants are all unique. Everyone is so friendly and there are some beautiful walks.

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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