When it comes to neighbourhoods with a strong sense of community, Cabbagetown is one of the best in Toronto. The close-knit environment, coupled with a variety of housing options, has turned Cabbagetown into one of the most popular places to live in the city.
Every September, Cabbagetown is home to the Cabbagetown Fall Festival. Lasting the entire weekend, the festival includes everything from a yard sale to a walking tour to a mini marathon.
The Old Cabbagetown shopping district is known for its selection of dining options, as well as a variety of small shops. The Carlton Street shopping district, although smaller, offers many of the same amenities.
Cabbagetown has a long history dating back to the 1840’s. Despite the fact that the neighbourhood was all but decimated during the Great Depression, it came out fine on the other side with revitalization taking place in the 1970’s and 1980’s. It was during this time that a large number of homeowners moved into the area, repairing the old Victorian homes to their former glory.
Many outsiders don’t realize the history of the homes located in Cabbagetown. For instance, the New York Times described it as “containing the largest collection of Victorian homes” in all of Canada and the United States.
The majority of the homes in Cabbagetown were built between 1860 and 1900.
The Cabbagetown Preservation Association helps ensure that all restoration projects are line with the history of the community.