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Address: 237 Carlton St | (at Parliament St.), Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L2, Canada
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Once home solely for Irish immigrants, this neighborhood presently contains...

Once home solely for Irish immigrants, this neighborhood presently contains the largest grouping of Victorian homes on the continent.

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Reunited with a friend in a beautiful part of Canada

Lovely atmosphere with some lovely places to go. All the restaurants are all unique. Everyone is so friendly and there are some beautiful walks.

Reviewed 10 August 2015
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Went to the festival with friends and really enjoyed the wander about. Great art, food and yard sale stalls too. Fab bands of various types of music especially the one outside the Jazz and Blues bar (sorry forgot your name). Stopped for a drink and just too in some of the atmosphere. Great day!

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Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Best neighbourhood in TO! So quiet and pretty. We walked all day, nice coffee shop as well - gotta try Jet Fuel! I would definitely recommand staying here to visit the city if you prefer a more local flavor, something more authentic. Walking distance (abt 30min) to downtown.

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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere with some lovely places to go. All the restaurants are all unique. Everyone is so friendly and there are some beautiful walks.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Some lovely homes and gardens to see but it's the overall atmosphere of the place that's the greatest attraction. A lovely couple of hours' stroll.

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Cabbage town is internationally recognized as one of the country's (if not North Americans and the worlds) largest remaining enclaves or neigthbourhoods of original period Victorian residences. Yes, numerous blocks and several streets an alleys of these now million dollar Victorian homes still remain, but you do have to search for them and search for the authentic streets and block... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

I was staying in this neighbourhood with colleagues and loved taking the odd stroll. Parliament has some nice little shops and coffee spots. The old houses are nice to admire. Not all of the neighbourhood is cared for though, so be smart about where and when you wander. Find out about the history of the neighbourhood and the changing of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 June 2015

While visiting Toronto, we spent the morning walking around Cabbagetown. There are beautiful older homes and some spectacular gardens. In searching for routes to take to see the best sites, we found the one right here on Tripadvisor as the best. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Guide-g155019-i8896-Toronto_Ontario.html

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

Some parts of it are extremely sketchy and you feel a bit uneasy but interestingly you walk a bit north and you feel like you are in an upscaled neighborhood. The architecture of the houses and their look is probably unique to this area. I don't think I've ever seen houses like that in other parts of Toronto. Our visit... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Cabbagetown is one of those culturally united neighbourhoods that oozes character. I appreciate that. Toronto has its fair share of soulless strip-mall suburbs rambling out towards the horizon and Cabbagetown, true to its origins, is at one hip, kitschy, smooth, and wondrous. It's well worth exploring at liberty down the streets and around the corners to see what interesting architectural... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

If you like exploring streets full of beautiful older houses maintained by people who genuinely love them, Cabbagetown is for you. Great restaurants are easy to find as well.

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