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A Diverse, Culturally Rich and Historic area: The Charms of Cabbagetown

The name of this neighbourhood dates back to the 19th century when thousands of struggling Irish immigrants settled from the potatoe famine, and started growing cabbages in their yard to survive. Hence the name Cabbagetown. Now it has become a charming, energetic community with a large collection of preserved Victorian homes and tree-lined streets making it one of the prettiest area in Toronto.

Local cafes, restaurants and shops are frequented and supported by the locals keeping the easy friendly vibe of the local independent business alive here! The 506 streetcar takes you east and west, while the 65 Parliament bus stops at the Castle Frank subway station.


The Properties

Cabbagetown Preservation Association mandates to ‘preserve the architectural integrity and historic character of Cabbagetown’. The homes are beautifully-constructed, Victorian-style, brick row houses and stately historical-status homes. This is an area of Toronto that takes pride in its rich history and abundant diversity.

The Neighbours

Residents in this area tend to be professionals with a variety of background and artistic flair. The close proximity to the financial core attracts the white-collar demographic – short commute to the city, impressive curb appeal, and a friendly neighbourhood vibe. This area is ideal for families, couples and young professionals who need their fill of culture and a rich social scene with plenty of nightlife and trendy cafes!


The Amenities

  • Schools
  • Convenience
  • Transportation
  • Safety
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Entertainment


Cabbagetown has a lot of local amenities that are in walkable distance. The ‘Old Cabbagetown’ shopping district on Parliament Street features many one-of-a-kind shops and a vast array of restaurants.

Nearby convenient amenities include:

  • Coffee
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Gym
  • Grocery
  • Gas Station


The Sherbourne bus and Parliament streetcar allow commuters to get to the Bloor-Danforth subway line. The Wellesley and Carlton Street buses provides access to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. For motorists, the Don Valley Parkway is approximately five minutes away and the Financial District is less than ten minutes.

The nearest public transit stops are:


The area is close to several safety services, so emergency help is never too far away. 

The nearest safety facilities include:

  • St Regis Hospital
  • Toronto General Hospital
  • Toronto Police Division 51
  • Toronto Fire Station 325
  • Parliament Animal Hospital

Outdoor Recreation

This neighbourhood is park heaven for those who enjoy all the outdoor spaces can offer. It is also home to the one-of-a-kind Riverdale Farm. This working farm, you can visit livestock, explore hiking trails, and visit the historic farmhouse. Here you’ll also find tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a splash pad, and much more.

Parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries include:


Cabbagetown is one of Toronto’s most popular neighbourhoods. The area is continues to be a destination for arts and entertainment. 


The local shops and restaurants that fill the streets of Cabbagetown plays a big part in the area’s charm and spirit. Local favourites include House on Parliament for trendy pub fare, F’Amelia Ristorante for Italian dishes, and JetFuel Coffee Shop for gourmet coffee and baked goods.

Community Centre

The Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre on Parliament Street has music, drama and dance programs for children. It includes studios for private lessons and practice, as well as a visual arts space, and a large performance area with a stage.

The Cabbagetown Youth Centre on Lancaster Avenue offers sports, and arts and crafts programs. Cabbagetown’s Public Library is located at the corner of Gerrard Street and Parliament.


On Parliament street there is the ‘Old Cabbagetown’ shopping district that has many one-of-a-kind boutique shops and a wide range of restaurants. There is also The Carlton Street shopping district and many small retail pockets on Gerrard Street, Sherbourne Street, and Wellesley Avenue. You can explore all the fun shops and entertainment in the area.