Cabbagetown

Settled by the Irish fleeing the potato famine in Ireland, this district coined its name from the cabbage gardens found on their front lawns. Today, a stroll down Parliament reveals a shabby-chic street filled with specialty shops, art galleries, theatres and restaurants. This area is known for its captivating collections of Victorian Gothic to Greek revival mansions, Riverdale Farm and the botanical Allan Gardens.

Location: Parliament and Carlton

Public Transit: Take the 506 College (Carlton) Streetcar eastbound to Parliament St.