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“Old, nothing great”
Review of Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown
Ranked #108 of 501 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: Once home solely for Irish immigrants, this neighborhood presently contains the largest grouping of Victorian homes on the continent.
Toronto, Canada
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195 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Old, nothing great”
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

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“My trip to Cabbagetown”
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 would re-visit this spring to see what is in store.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
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“A nice neighbourhood, but not much to see or do”
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 reason to visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cabbages no more”
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 have been renovated or restored. The houses range from the demi-mansions on Carlton St. to the tiny semis on Sackville Place. The neighbourhood is excellent for walking and absorbing how the neighbours are upgrading constantly. Originally built to house the workers who serviced the Jarvis Street palaces, it is now populated by singles and couples. And lots of gays. Hence the high style. (What a stereotype.) Forty years ago one could have snapped up anything in the neighbourhood for a song. No longer. Million dollar residences are sprinkled throughout the area. And a word on the area--the true Cabbagetown is EAST of Parliament. Whateveris west need a name to themselves. I like Cabbagetown but I wonder why there aren't more (any) high-end restaurants.

Visited May 2012
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Petrolia, Canada
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“Small feel in big city.”
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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