Cabbagetown




On the eastern edge of downtown rests the Heritage Conservation District of Cabbagetown, named for the late-19th-century Irish immigrants who subsisted on cabbage grown in their front yards. According to the Cabbagetown Preservation Association, the area boasts “the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America”—architecture that is wonderfully showcased in the annual Cabbagetown Walking Tours. With solid housing comes proximity to good schools and the TTC; parks aplenty, including Allan Gardens and Riverdale Farm; and countless pubs and restaurants. Of course, a neighbourhood this charming begs to be visited. Torontonians regularly appear on weekends, for a stroll fuelled by lattes and antique shopping.