This well-known enclave chalk-full of restored Victorian homes has become one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Toronto. It’s buzzing with coffee-lovers and neighbours who frequent the Riverdale Farmers’ Market each Tuesday from May through October. This trendy area of Toronto is an exciting neighbourhood for those looking for friendly neighbours and a strong sense of community and pride.
The sense of community is enhanced with the Cabbagetown Fall Festival that runs for an entire weekend every September and features a mini marathon, historical walking tours and a community wide yard sale. Home to many artists, musicians, journalists and writers it makes up an eclectic community mixed with professionals in finances and law because of its close proximity to the financial district. There’s never any shortage of community festivals and events for a chance to come together and socialize.
Once known as the poorest area of Toronto, thousands of Irish working class immigrants settled in the area and grew cabbage on their front lawn to feed their families. This is where the name Cabbagetown was generated, and was then labelled the worst slums south of Gerrard street. Cabbagetown was revitalized in the 1970s and 1980’s and the community begin to see the collection of Victorian homes carefully restored and preserved with stunning character.
In this neighbourhood you’ll always be kept busy and enjoy neighbours who love Cabbagetown and the preservation of its homes. Less than ten minutes from the Toronto’s downtown business and entertainment district and five minutes from the Don Valley Parkway, it makes for a wonderful living area for those who appreciate both community and history.