Rich in culture and history, Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood located on the east side of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It comprises "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America", according to the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood located on the east side of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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. The cabbage ( Brassica oleracea var capitata) is a leafy garden plant of the Family Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae used as a Canadian writer Hugh Garner's most famous novel, Cabbagetown, depicted life in the neighbourhood during the Great Depression. Hugh Garner ( February 22, 1913 – June 30, 1979) was a Canadian Novelist.
Much of the original Cabbagetown was razed in the late 1940s to make room for the Regent Park housing project. Alternate uses Regent's Park (disambiguation This article is about the neighbourhood in Toronto Ontario Canada The Cabbagetown name came to be applied to the Victorian neighbourhood a few blocks to the north, previously known as Don Vale. Corktown, to the south of Regent Park, dates to the 1820s and now includes some of the original Cabbagetown. Corktown is an historic Old Town neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The community is also rumoured to have been the site of Castle Frank, near where the once Castle Frank Brook flowed in the Don River. This article is about the river in Toronto Canada For other rivers with the same name see Don River (disambiguation.
Cabbagetown was gentrified by affluent professionals, beginning in the 1970s. Gentrification, or urban gentrification, is the change in an Urban area associated with the movement of more affluent individuals into a lower-class Many residents restored small Victorian row houses and became community activists. Today, wrought iron fences, stone walkways and beautifully kept gardens are common in some parts of Cabbagetown. Some traces of a 1960s counter-culture feeling are evident in vintage clothing stores, a gestalt therapy clinic and an adventure travel agency. A Victorian farm, once the site of a zoo, is located adjacent to Riverdale Park West, where a weekly farmer's market is held. A short distance away is the gritty Cabbagetown Boxing Club, a reminder of an earlier, and rougher, past. In recent years, some businesses from the nearby "gay village" of Church and Wellesley, have relocated to the area, attracted by cheaper commercial rents. Church and Wellesley is an LGBT-oriented community located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Despite gentrification, Cabbagetown is still home to some of the poorest of the poor in Toronto. Welfare recipients from public housing projects mingle with affluent professionals at a discount supermarket and a community medicine clinic. Panhandling and drug-dealing are part of the urban landscape; so are gourmet shops, upscale boutiques and arts festivals. An evening of wine-tasting at local restaurants was added to the annual Cabbagetown Festival in 2006. A restaurant review in a September 2005 community newspaper captures something of the neighbourhood's dichotomy:
"Cabbagetown might be one of Toronto's most exclusive neighbourhoods but you'd never know it from strolling down its main drag. A jumble of discount stores and cheap coffee shops that attract the down-on-their luck and the just plain unlucky, Parliament (Street) is the polar opposite of the leafy avenues lined with million-dollar piles only a block away. "
Predominantly liberal, the neighbourhood is home to many artists, musicians, journalists and writers. Other residents include professors, doctors and social workers, many affiliated with the nearby University of Toronto. This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus Former Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney railed against his trendy Cabbagetown opponents on The Secret Mulroney Tapes -- conversations with journalist Peter C. Newman. Martin Brian Mulroney PC CC GOQ (predominantly known as Brian Mulroney) (born March 20, 1939) was the eighteenth The Secret Mulroney Tapes Unguarded Confessions of a Prime Minister is a controversial Biography of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Peter Charles Newman, CC, CD, MComm, LLD (born May 10 1929) is a Canadian Journalist.
Celebrities who have at some time been residents of Cabbagetown include:
As part of a project called 'Cabbagetown People', historical plaques have been placed on noteworthy homes. Richard James Bradshaw ( April 16, 1944 &ndash August 15, 2007) was a British opera conductor and the General Director of the The Canadian Opera Company (COC located in Toronto Ontario, is the largest opera company in Canada and the sixth largest in North America. Brent Butt (born August 3, 1966 in Tisdale Saskatchewan) is a Canadian Stand-up comedian actor and writer Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM CD (born February 10 1939 is an accomplished Canadian journalist and stateswoman The Governor General of Canada ( French: Gouverneure générale du Canada, or: Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative Barbara Hall (born 1946 is a Canadian Lawyer, public servant and former politician This is a list of Mayors of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. From 1834-1857 and again from 1867-1873 Toronto mayors were not elected directly by Tomson Highway CM (born December 6, 1951) is a Cree Playwright, Novelist, and Children's author from Brochet Karen Alexandria Kain, CC (born March 28, 1951 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a retired Canadian Ballet dancer The National Ballet of Canada is Canada 's largest Ballet troupe The term art director is a blanket title for a variety of similar job functions in Advertising, Publishing, film and Television, the Internet Peter Kent (born July 27, 1943) is Deputy Editor of Global Television News a Canadian TV network Avril Lavigne Whibley (born September 27 1984 better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (ˈævrɨl ləˈviːn is a Canadian Grammy Award Philip Michael Ondaatje, OC (ɒnˈdɑːtʃiː (born 12 September 1943 is a Sri Lankan Canadian Sarah Polley (born January 8 1979) is a Canadian Actress, Singer, Genie Award -winning Film director and June Rowlands (born 1925) was the 60th mayor of Toronto Ontario, and the first woman to hold that office (beginning in 1991 This is a list of Mayors of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. From 1834-1857 and again from 1867-1873 Toronto mayors were not elected directly by Alfred Sung (born 14 June, 1948) is a Canadian Fashion designer producing apparel fragrance accessories and home fashions for women and men Faith Susan Alberta Watson (born March 6, 1955 or 1956) is a Canadian movie and Television series actress known A map of the locations has been erected in Riverdale Park West, and an indexof the addresses, with the names of the former residents, is posted on a website devoted to this project. The people listed include:
The original boundaries of Cabbagetown were:
Cabbagetown's current boundaries may be broadly defined as:
The inclusion of the area west of Parliament Street is disputed by some.
The residents of Aberdeen Avenue, named for Lord Aberdeen, Governor General of Canada 1893-1898, and his wife Lady Ishbel Aberdeen, established an active community association in 2006, the Aberdeen Avenue Residents' Group (AARG) to address issues unique to its location.
The Don Vale Cabbagetown Residents Association (DVCRA) was originally established in 1967, according to its website. It states its purpose to be protecting and improving the general quality of life and character of the community. The association defines its western boundary as Parliament Street.
The area between Sherbourne St. and Parliament St. , from Shuter St. to Carlton St. has its own residents' association, Cabbagetown South Association. Cabbagetown South Association was formed in 2002 from the amalgamation of Central Cabbagetown Residents Association (CENTRA), which previously represented the part of Cabbagetown South that is north of Gerrard Street E. , and the Seaton Ontario Berkeley Residents Association (SOBRA), which previously represented those streets south of Gerrard Street E.
The Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA) was founded in 1988 to preserve the architectural integrity and historic character of the Cabbagetown neighbourhood, and initiated the establishment of the Heritage Conservation District (see below).
Old Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (OCBIA) is an association of local businesses that describes its mission as:
They are the prime organizers of the fall Cabbagetown festival.
In 2004 part of Cabbagetown became a Heritage Conservation District, protected by municipal bylaw. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Ontario Heritage Act, first enacted on March 5 1975 allows municipalities and the provincial government to designate individual properties and districts in The district was established in two stages: first an area centred on Metcalfe, and later areas to the north and east of the initial area.
The boundaries of the combined district are currently:
The area south of Carlton Street and north of, but excluding, Gerrard Street, is under consideration for future inclusion.
A heritage-designated renovated church on Winchester St. houses both Toronto Dance Theatre and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and close by on Parliament St, the Danny Grossman Dance Company, the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, and TILT Sound + Motion share a large renovated building that formerly housed CBC recording studios. The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is a Canadian Dance school located in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood of Toronto
The first Sunday in May sees the annual Forsythia festival organized in large part by the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. The festival includes a small parade from Riverdale Park West to Wellesley Park, where games and family entertainment are held.
The second week-end in September sees the annual Cabbagetown festival, which is a two day event, with an arts and crafts fair both days in Riverdale Park West. Vendors come from far afield for this event. The highlight of the festival is the parade on Saturday morning, which usually starts at 10:00 a. m. at Riverdale Park West, though the route may vary from year-to-year. Parliament Street between Wellesley Street East and Carlton Street is closed to traffic for the week-end. Organization of the festival is coordinated by the Old Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (OCBIA) association. The festival also includes a 'Tour of Homes', in which several local homes are opened to a paying public. Tickets are limited and usually sold out ahead of time.
The Annual Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival showcases eighteen short films from around the world, and is part of the festival. Actress, producer, writer Gina Dineen, founded the festival fifteen years ago, and since then it has grown into an impressive international juried screening, showcasing Canadian filmmakers John Fawcett, Vincenzo Natali, Michael Dowse, and Sarah Polley. John Fawcett may refer to John Fawcett (actor John Fawcett (director John Fawcett (of Bolton, composer/musician Vincenzo Natali (born 1969 in Detroit Michigan) is a Canadian Film director and Screenwriter best known for directing the movie Cube Michael Dowse is a Canadian film director Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, he was trained as a film editor Sarah Polley (born January 8 1979) is a Canadian Actress, Singer, Genie Award -winning Film director and The 2006 programme, selected from 300 submissions received from Toronto, Australia, India, South Korea, and Kazakhstan, covered a full range of genres including animation, documentary, dramatic narrative, comedy, experimental and music. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː Kazakhstan, also Kazakstan ( Қазақстан, Qazaqstan, qɑzɑqˈstɑn Казахстан, Kazakhstán,) officially the None of the productions run longer than 15 minutes, with the shortest clocking in at 54 seconds.
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