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237 Carlton St. | (at Parliament St.), Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #79 of 310 attractions in Toronto
Type: Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: Cabbagetown is one of Toronto's older neigborhoods and there's a lot of neat stuff there.  For example, the Riverdale Farm is a working farm right in... more »
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London, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
33 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Cabbagetown is a very special neighbourhood in Toronto. Gerrard and Parliament are its main streets, with a lots of little shops and restaurants, some down on their heels. But take the time to get off the busy streets and into the quiet neighbourhood side streets. You will find beautifully restored row houses, most with garden-filled front lawns. Many of the... More

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Haifa, Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you are alone, in a couple, or with kids, this can be a quiet and enjoyable break from the noise of downtown so close by. Just expect a calm and relaxing time to give yourself a break from the rat race running not far from here and you will have a good time. Not only history, but also a... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It's a good stroll! nice little shops and caffes, and some parks to walk around. It has a distinct air, and it's a good neighbirhood to relax from the hastiness of downtown.

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Explored Cabbagetown today. I felt it combined elements of Bloor and Kensington with some historical elements thrown in. It was great seeing a unique part of Toronto's history and the streets were fun to walk around even though they all looked the same. The plaques in front of buildings saying who originally lived there back in the 1800s was an... More

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Some nice homes in the area. Parliament Street is not attractive and don't expect to find any cabbages, maybe at No Frills. Waste of time plus the area looks seedy

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I happened by there with a friend back in July. Charming to be sure, however, after everything I have heard about this charmer, I guess I was expecting more. Something out of the ordinary. It holds the same weight (almost) as Bloor West Village. I was not entirely disappointed, as I love my city and all its glory. I likely... More

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Cabbagetown was once a really working class neighbourhood with a lot of Irish (hence the name). But that was more than 70 years ago. It was one of the first neighbourhoods to be really gentrified, and there are some gorgeous architect-designed spaces inside some very ordinary looking old homes. Very livable, nice streets to walk, but not a lot of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Cabbagetown was named for the cabbages grown in the front yards of the working families who lived there. It started out as cheap residences for the working class people who supported the big homes on Jarvis Street. And 40 years ago, it was basically a slum. No more. The towering trees of Cabbagetown umbrella streets of homes 99% of which... More

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Petrolia, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fabulous homes, cute businesses. You don't feel like you are in a big city like Toronto. I felt rather safe walking around. Would consider living in this neighbourhood.

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Toronto, Canada
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342 reviews 342 reviews
89 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Lots of selection for a cup of coffee... Starbucks, Jet Fuel, Tim Hortons are just among the few to choose from. Antique stores, restaurants, the old zoo is just down the street. Centrally located and lots to see, beautiful old houses.

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