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Cabbagetown, Toronto
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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.
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  • We took a walk from College Station to Cabbage Town, passing the shops at Parliament street then Winchester Street and on to Sackville Street. Those Victorian and Queen Anne styles buildings in the qu...  more »
  • Right now an recollection of these beautiful streets. beautiful houses. Previously was not particularly attractive area and now very very milašno.
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  • 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...  more »