We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Cabbagetown

Neighborhood:
Downtown
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 237 Carlton St | (at Parliament St.), Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L2, Canada
Phone Number: 416-921-0857
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 87 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
KatieDorisPorter
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 81: English reviews
Toronto
Level Contributor
324 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank travellingsinclairs
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank LTPratt
Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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 

Helpful?
Thank Froccer
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank On-A-Caper
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
94 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank ChicagoWG1
Edinburgh
Level Contributor
72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank Travellinchick
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
60 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
2 Thank ascote
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
3 Thank KatieDorisPorter
Tallinn, Estonia
Level Contributor
374 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank phutty
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
209 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 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 

Helpful?
5 Thank brianwickens407

Travelers who viewed Cabbagetown also viewed

 
 

Been to Cabbagetown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cabbagetown staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
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.
Explore this neighborhood