Cabbagetown-South St. James Town Neighbourhood Toronto Guide | SchoolQ

Welcome to Cabbagetown-South St. James Town Neighbourhood, Toronto

Welcome to Cabbagetown-South St. James Town, Toronto


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 neighbourhood was originally known as Don Vale and it largely features semi-detached Victorian houses. Cabbagetown was gentrified by affluent professionals, beginning in the 1970s. 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. A portion of the high rise-heavy St. James Town community is located in this neighbourhood.


This neighbourhood is park heaven, with 5 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, including:


Facilities in this neighbourhood

  • 1 Community Garden
  • 2 Craft Rooms
  • 1 Farm
  • 1 Nature Centre
  • 2 Trails
  • 1 Playground
  • 1 Volleyball Court
  • 5 Ball Diamonds
  • 2 Wading Pools
  • 1 Clubhouse
  • 1 Cricket Field
  • 1 Leash-Free Dog Area
  • 1 Picnic Facilities


With 1 rail transit stop and 36 street-level transit stops in the neighbourhood, it's easy to get around.

Rail Transit Stops


This neighbourhood has many shops, services, and amenities to make your daily errands easy.

Notable Places

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