Cabbagetown is unique in Canada. Its fine representation of architectural and urban design styles, construction technologies, building types and landscapes surround visitors and residents with a sence of history and locality.
An essay could be written to answer the question: what are the borders of the area called Cabbagetown? But it is generally accepted that the northern border is Wellesley Street/St.James Cemetery, Dundas Street being the southern one. The Don River is the eastern limit, and it goes west to Sherbourne Street. The above exclues St.Jamestown and Regent Park.
The neighbourhood is rich in local and national history: it has been home to a large number of notable people who have contributed to major social and political movements and to a vast array of disciplines. Cabbagetown was first established in the 1840's. Many immigrants fleeing the Potato Famine and dreadful conditions in Ireland settled in the east section of Toronto, including the current Cabbagetown, often planting vegetables (especially cabbages) on any piece of land they could find around their houses. The name "Cabbagetown" was an epithet used by Toronto's most prosperous residents of British heritage who were offended by this practice.
Now almost a village within the city, Cabbagetown is a physically beautiful, culturally active mixed-income community. A walk through the area yields many surprises, e.g. various styles of Victorian architecture, quaint back alleys, converted workshops, and tiny cottages sharing streets with grand homes.
It's main thoroughfare, Parliament Street offers a variety of boutiques, cafes and restaurants, as well as shops and banks for everyday errands. Residents choose to live here for a variety of reasons: its beauty, its proximity to downtown, plenty of green space, the architecture and gardens lining the storey-book streets. Here, you will find one of North America's largest collection of restored Victorian era homes.
Winchester Junior and Senior Public School (Grades SK-08)
15 Prospect St, Toronto, ON, M4X 1C7
Rose Avenue Junior Public School (Grages JK-06)
675 Ontario St, Toronto, ON, M4X 1N4
Sprucecourt Public School (Grades JK-08)
70 Spruce Street Toronto, ON, M5A 2J1
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School (Grades K-08)
444 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON, M4X 1K2