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Cabbagetown

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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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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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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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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed June 1, 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 stars Reviewed February 6, 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 stars Reviewed September 14, 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 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 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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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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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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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