Trip Planner Canada  /  Ontario  /  Toronto  /  Neighborhoods  /  Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown, Toronto

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood located on the east side of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Administratively, it is defined as part of the Cabbagetown-South St. Jamestown neighbourhood. It comprises "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 travellers. In 1850 the Toronto Necropolis was established in the area as the city's main cemetery.
Take a look at our Toronto vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Cabbagetown and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Right now an recollection of these beautiful streets. beautiful houses. Previously was not particularly attractive area and now very very milašno.
    show original
  • Whenever I have people from out of town visiting, they almost always ask about Cabbagetown. I guess its reputation is well known. It is neat area of Victorian Homes, most which have been lovingly rest...  read more »
  • There was a time when Cabbagetown was poor and people grew cabbages in small garden plots. When we lived there we loved exploring the various blocks and weird areas like the Wesdley cottages where you...  read more »
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m