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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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A Cabbage Patch No More

Expert Pick Family Time Off The Beaten Path

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


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


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


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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