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No Cabbage To Be Found

We stayed in a nice unit at 582 Parliament St. and were there during the two-day street festival... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
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Cabbagetown Festival

I was there with a group of photographers. It was a nice old neighbourhood with residential... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
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Once home solely for Irish immigrants, this neighborhood presently contains the largest grouping of Victorian homes on the continent.
237 Carlton St | (at Parliament St.), Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L2, Canada
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All reviews parliament street victorian era square park some great photo opportunities arts and crafts allan gardens great place to walk lots of fun homes necropolis neighborhood architecture silverdale parks downtown patio beauty
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a nice unit at 582 Parliament St. and were there during the two-day street festival. The area shows little sign of its former Irish inhabitants as it has transitioned to mostly middle eastern residents. Easy access to public transportation by bus, rail...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I was there with a group of photographers. It was a nice old neighbourhood with residential buildings. A little rough in places. The festival itself had an arts and crafts fair in a local park, and the Main Street was closed off for street entertainment.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paulharhen
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's such a unique neighborhood , well preserved with such charming houses so well kept and so many are totally authentic by their architecture of the period they represent, the earlier days of Toronto; Best protected by its Association too. Well, a wonderful end of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M-P J
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Cabbagetown is a charming, peaceful and historic neighbourhood that is great for walking around. The quiet residential streets were lined with gorgeous old brick character houses from the Victorian era with large mature trees on both sides. I enjoyed simply wandering the area and checking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Well I tell you What, I have not been bored during my stay. Since being in the area I have witnessed multiple drug deals, been offered stolen merchandise and been harassed by more homeless meth heads then I thought possible. Despite all that it can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

The Irish immigrated here to escape the potato famine but had little to eat after they arrived. They used the small areas in the front of these houses and planted cabbage. Thus the name Cabbagetown. Full of lovely Victorian homes. Walk the streets and enjoy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 900dianef
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Though not the most attractive or eclectic neighbourhood in Toronto, this is maybe the most attractive and eclectic that is close to the central sites and yet not overrun by tourists. There are abundant coffee shops and places to eat, but the best way to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

When I saw Cabbagetown for the first time I fell in love with the place ! It’s really an eclectic area and people are truly friendly . I can’t wait to come back again !

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Carlo M
Reviewed November 17, 2017

I was expecting it to be a bit more folksy but nevertheless, it's a great place to walk around to get away from the crowds. Some great photo opportunities and quite a full morning if you take in the Necropolis and Allan Gardens.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Susie M
Reviewed September 13, 2017

My partner and i were exploring the area and bumped into the festival. The roads were closed to many many stalls. There were live bands on every intersection, people on stilts and lots of fun for everyone. We also visited a lot of the stores...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Uchiha_rew
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A small friends reunion in Toronto (9 Replies)
Hello, We are a small group of 20-25 classmates from Europe and the US. We plan to meet in Toronto in early fall for some get together and sightseeing and wish to rent a house downtown for 6-10 people as a place to hang out in the evening for a week. The rest of us will stay in bed and breakfasts in the neighborhood, if possible. I have done some research on a number of vacation rentals websites but have not come up with anything suitable. In fact, it seems that there are not many...More
June 12, 2008|
Response fromurbanfoodie|
I remember a place in the annex (Bloor W area) called the Coach House, where you can rent the entire house. Give them a try, that area is great, lots more places to eat and hang out than Cabbagetown.
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Thniking of staying in Cabbagetown (4 Replies)
Hello, My husband and I and a friend are coming to Toronto first week of June. We are coming for baseball and the hockey hall of fame. We're looking at renting and apartment in Cabbagetown. It looks like there is a lot in that area, bars, restaurants etc. is that true? Also, we hope to take public transportation to get around the city, is that easy to do from Cabbagetown? I'm just looking for a little input before I commit to a rental. We are all in our eary 40s, like to go out have fun,...More
March 23, 2012|
Response fromBruce_and_John|
Hi, Generally, there are lots of restaurants & a few bars on Parliament Street which is the main commercial street of the neighbourhood, and access to the Carlton streetcar which runs to the subway is good. It's not uncommon, though, for real estate people to use the term Cabbagetown for areas that are a little further afield, so it would be helpful to know the street of the rental apartment before commenting in any further detail about the local amenities.
Restaurants in Cabbagetown (3 Replies)
My knowledge of this area of T.O. is poor. Can you recommend a restaurant with entrees around $20?
January 22, 2010|
Response fromCarobs|
Thanks for the tips!! Very helpful :-)