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This well-known enclave, full of restored Victorian homes, has become one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Toronto. It’s buzzing with coffee-lovers and neighbours who frequent the Riverdale Farmers’ Market each Tuesday, from May through October. This trendy area of Toronto is an ideal neighbourhood for those looking for friendly neighbours and a strong sense of community.
The sense of community in Cabbagetown is enhanced by the Cabbagetown Fall Festival that runs for an entire weekend every September and features a mini marathon, historical walking tours and a community-wide yard sale. Cabbage town is an eclectic community, home to renowned artists, musicians, journalists and writers, as well as to those who work in the nearby financial district. There’s no shortage of community festivals and events for a chance to come together and socialize.
Once known as the poorest area of Toronto, thousands of Irish working-class immigrants settled in the area and purportedly grew cabbage on their front lawn to feed their families. Cabbagetown was revitalized in the 1970s and 1980s and the community began to see the collection of brick, Victorian homes carefully restored and preserved.
Less than ten minutes from Toronto’s downtown business and entertainment district, and five minutes from the Don Valley Parkway, Cabbagetown is the perfect neighbourhood for those who appreciate a sense of community and history.