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Old Posted Nov 29, 2008, 6:08 PM
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TORONTO | Cabbagetown

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The AnnexChinatownCabbagetown







C A B B A G E T O W N • T O R O N T O

Cabbagetown is known for its relatively intact Victorian streetscapes, beautiful gardens, and narrow irregular streets.
The original Cabbagetown was demolished and replaced with the vast Regent Park apartment complex. Once known
as Don Vale, the Victorian neighbourhood to the north of Regent Park underwent gentrification and became known as
"Cabbagetown." Unfortunately for this tour I missed the gardens by a few weeks, but at least the lack of foliage allows
us to see the houses better.



































































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lovely shots....

...I haven't seen that type of streetcar, in the first photo, down in the states
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...I haven't seen that type of streetcar, in the first photo, down in the states
they are pretty old those street cars from the 70's
here is more info...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articul...l_Vehicle_(TTC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadia...l_Vehicle_(TTC)

there are plans to get brand spanking new ones such as the The Flexity Outlook or something from Siemens or Citadis by Alstom
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Thumbs up well done!

Now this is gold! Some of the homes remind me of the homes in NE Los Angeles (Highland Park-ish), only smaller

this shot reminds me of one I took in Pasadena, CA

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Can we expect anymore Toronto threads from you? Are you ever going to do NYC?
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Wow !! I certainly would think living there if I would have to move to Toronto. I love those narrow alleys and dead end streets. Unfortunately, it must be awfully expensive living there.
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^ It cant be too expensive..isn't the city 50% Chinese, Indian, Jamaican, etc etc?
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^^There's nothing under a half million in Cabbagetown. It's very close to downtown Toronto and one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in the city. I would guess the average townhouse is about $700,000.

I have more Toronto pics, it's only 45 minutes from me so I go there regularly (just not always for photography). Sometime I'll post a bunch of good variety shots from my trips there over the last year or so.
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^oops,I thought the op was referring to the city as a whole.

Where do the immigrants live?
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^oops,I thought the op was referring to the city as a whole.

Where do the immigrants live?
There are immigrants all over, but houses this close to downtown are very expensive. Most people near downtown Toronto live in highrise apartments or condos. Apartments (like at Regent Park which is adjacent to Cabbagetown) are more affordable and you'll find a lot of immigrants there.
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Toronto wouldn't have the largest condo market in North America (by unit) were all immigrants poor as the poster is suggesting.
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Toronto wouldn't have the largest condo market in North America (by unit) were all immigrants poor as the poster is suggesting.
I didn't suggest all immigrants are poor, but the typical immigrant to Canada doesn't start off by buying a house in Cabbagetown or Rosedale. The typical Canadian born person doesn't get to have a house in Cabbagetown either.
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^ It cant be too expensive..isn't the city 50% Chinese, Indian, Jamaican, etc etc?
I'd venture to say most of those groups live in the suburbs - East Indians in Brampton, Bramalea and Mississauga, Chinese in Markham and northern Scarboro and Jamaicans in the inner burbs like Scarboro, North York and Rexdale. But, the implication that these groups as a whole cannot afford to live there is wrong. Only the first generation (i.e. recent immigrants) will move further out to get more afforable digs (if they want a house). The rest (2nd, 3rd, etc generations) can compete with the rest of us if they want to live there.
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Great pics! Very nice looking area, neat contrast with the massive concrete apartment towers looming nearby.
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I love seeing photos of Cabbagetown. For me it's one of my favorite areas of Toronto.
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I love that neighborhood. Great tour.
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you can tell from these photos that toronto was smaller than montreal in, say, 1915. that said, now that it's larger, having such neighbourhoods in the centre of the city gives it a real laid-back sort of charm.
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Great pictures! I love Cabbagetown and have spent some time there. My mom actually lived on a place on Sumach st in the 70s and was somewhat of a pioneer gentrifier.

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you can tell from these photos that toronto was smaller than montreal in, say, 1915. that said, now that it's larger, having such neighbourhoods in the centre of the city gives it a real laid-back sort of charm.
Toronto wasn't actually that much smaller at the time.

The big difference was the puritanical reformist attitude which prescribed single family homes instead of apartments, despite the fact that these were often split into 3 or more apartments. You have neighbourhoods of flat roofed row-to-row plexes while we have 2 and 3 story houses crammed together.

The result is that Montreal clearly has many more "big city" feeling neighbourhoods.
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This thread is red brick heaven! Especially love the second empire victorians! Great shots as always my friend!
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Gorgeous stuff.
Sometimes I regret leaving that city.
Sometime I just regret.
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