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Address: 237 Carlton St. | (at Parliament St.), Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L2, Canada
Phone Number: 416-921-0857
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Description: Once home solely for Irish immigrants, this neighborhood presently...
Once home solely for Irish immigrants, this neighborhood presently contains the largest grouping of Victorian homes on the continent.
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Reunited with a friend in a beautiful part of Canada

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

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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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Some lovely homes and gardens to see but it's the overall atmosphere of the place that's the greatest attraction. A lovely couple of hours' stroll.

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Cabbage town is internationally recognized as one of the country's (if not North Americans and the worlds) largest remaining enclaves or neigthbourhoods of original period Victorian residences. Yes, numerous blocks and several streets an alleys of these now million dollar Victorian homes still remain, but you do have to search for them and search for the authentic streets and block... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I was staying in this neighbourhood with colleagues and loved taking the odd stroll. Parliament has some nice little shops and coffee spots. The old houses are nice to admire. Not all of the neighbourhood is cared for though, so be smart about where and when you wander. Find out about the history of the neighbourhood and the changing of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

While visiting Toronto, we spent the morning walking around Cabbagetown. There are beautiful older homes and some spectacular gardens. In searching for routes to take to see the best sites, we found the one right here on Tripadvisor as the best. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Guide-g155019-i8896-Toronto_Ontario.html

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Some parts of it are extremely sketchy and you feel a bit uneasy but interestingly you walk a bit north and you feel like you are in an upscaled neighborhood. The architecture of the houses and their look is probably unique to this area. I don't think I've ever seen houses like that in other parts of Toronto. Our visit... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Cabbagetown is one of those culturally united neighbourhoods that oozes character. I appreciate that. Toronto has its fair share of soulless strip-mall suburbs rambling out towards the horizon and Cabbagetown, true to its origins, is at one hip, kitschy, smooth, and wondrous. It's well worth exploring at liberty down the streets and around the corners to see what interesting architectural... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you like exploring streets full of beautiful older houses maintained by people who genuinely love them, Cabbagetown is for you. Great restaurants are easy to find as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cabbagetown is a charming and historic oasis nestled in downtown Toronto. It really is a unique neighbourhood within the city. If you are looking for a break from the bustle during your visit to Toronto, venture over to Cabbagetown for a stroll. You will see many Victorian era homes (1880s) that have been lovingly restored to glory. And if you... More 

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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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