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Cabbagetown, Toronto

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Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood in central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Administratively, it is defined as part of the Cabbagetown-South St. Jamestown neighbourhood. It largely features semi-detached Victorian houses and is recognized as "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in all of North America", according to the Cabbagetown Preservation Association.Cabbagetown's name derives from the Irish immigrants who moved to the neighbourhood beginning in the late 1840s, said to have been so poor that they grew cabbage in their front yards. Canadian writer Hugh Garner's novel, Cabbagetown, depicted life in the neighbourhood during the Great Depression.HistoryThe area today known as Cabbagetown was first known as the village of Don Vale, just outside Toronto. Before the 1850s it consisted of farmland dotted with cottages and vegetable plots. It grew up in the 1840s around the Winchester Street Bridge, which before the construction of the Prince Edward Viaduct was the main northern bridge over the Don River. This was near the site where Castle Frank Brook flowed in the Don River. By the bridge the Don Vale Tavern and Fox's Inn were established to cater to travelers. In 1850 the Toronto Necropolis was established in the area as the city's main cemetery.
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  • The Irish immigrated here to escape the potato famine but had little to eat after they arrived. They used the small areas in the front of these houses and planted cabbage. Thus the name Cabbagetown. F...  more »
  • Though not the most attractive or eclectic neighbourhood in Toronto, this is maybe the most attractive and eclectic that is close to the central sites and yet not overrun by tourists. There are abunda...  more »
  • When I saw Cabbagetown for the first time I fell in love with the place ! It’s really an eclectic area and people are truly friendly . I can’t wait to come back again !  more »
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