The popular Cabbagetown neighbourhood in Toronto's East Side has a long, rich history and contains one of the largest collections of preserved Victorian homes in North America.
Historically one of Toronto's poorest neighbourhoods, Cabbagetown gets its name from the Irish immigrants of the 1840s who fled Ireland during the potato famine. The immigrants were rumoured to have grown cabbage on their front lawns out of poverty. Following Cabbagetown's gentrification in the 1970s and 80s a large number of Victorian homes were built, which to this day are preserved by The Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA).
Cabbagetown has a strong community feel, even though its residents come from quite diverse backgrounds. Artists, musicians and media professionals mix with students, lawyers and financial consultants thanks to Cabbagetown's excellent proximity to the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Hospital Row, the Financial District and the downtown core.
For a small neighbourhood, Cabbagetown boasts many year-round events and cultural activities. The annual Cabbagetown Festival is a weekend-long community event that includes a parade, arts and crafts fair, historical Tour of Homes (run by the CPA), plus live music and performances. Cabbagetown also hosts an annual short film & video festival celebrating Canadian filmmakers. The Riverdale Farmers' Market runs throughout the warmer months, and The Riverdale Farm Fall Harvest Festival celebrates the season with a barn dance and pancake breakfast.
6.2Sprucecourt Public School Grades JK-080.308 km
6.4Rose Avenue Junior Public School Grades JK-060.702 km
3.0Nelson Mandela Park Public School Grades JK-081.005 km
4.5St Michael Elementary1.016 km
6.9Church Street Junior Public School Grades JK-061.138 km
9.1Withrow Avenue Junior Public School Grades JK-061.21 km
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- 240 Total Households
- 458 Total Population
- 43 Average Age
- $148.1k Average Household Income
- Marital Status
Married (and not separated) 40.39%
Single (never legally married) 22.93%
Living common law 14.19%
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