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Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown
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Type of Attraction
Neighborhoods
Neighborhood
Central
Interests That Apply
Architecture, History, Local Culture, Photography, Shopping
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Stairs Busy/High traffic
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Availability Unknown
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Cabbagetown

A Cabbage Patch No More


Expert Pick Family Time Off The Beaten Path

Address:
237 Carlton St
(At Parliament)
Toronto, ON M5A 2L2

Description

One of the oldest sections of Toronto, this historic area has grown from a World War I lower class housing project to the largest enclave of Victorian homes in North America. With the advent of the railway business in Canada, a rail complex at the end of the Don River attracted Irish immigrants fleeing the Great War for the relative safety of Toronto. Much as today, the community was a strong-knit group; the only difference is that today's residents no longer grow cabbages on their front patches of dirt. Today its streets straddle a line between hip and gentrification.






Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Hours vary according to individual attractions and businesses.
Visit Time: 1hr-3hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free

Exposure

Outdoor with some covering. Notes: The neighborhood's main commercial strip is on Parliament Street, where several great cafes, like the Jet Fuel, can be found. Also, at Riverdale Farm, there is a farmhouse, a barn, and a shed where one can take shelter in the event of a downpour.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Nearest Train or Bus: Castle Frank
Best Modes of Transportation: Subway
Notes: The College Streetcar pulls up right in the heart of Cabbagetown.
Parking Availability: Yes


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