Cabbagetown: One Very Special Community in Toronto

Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood located on the east side of downtown Toronto that surely needs no further introduction. The name has become very well known as one of the most interesting parts of the city. Wonder why that is? According to the Cabbagetown Preservation Association, the community features “the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in all of North America.”

Cabbagetown Festival Of the Arts

The Cabbagetown Festival Of the Arts is one of the longest-running community festivals in Ontario, and it’s celebrating its 37th year this month. Sponsored by TD Bank and presented by the Cabbagetown BIA, this neighbourhood extravaganza runs through Thursday, September 5, to Sunday, September 8, in locations throughout Cabbagetown. And don’t think for one minute …

Should You Pay Down Your Mortgage or Refinance?

It might seem that the best option for every homeowner is to pay off a mortgage as soon as possible and relieve some stress. A report by the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals released in May 2013 found that Canadians pay off their mortgages in about two-thirds of the time originally intended. However, there’s also another possibility — refinancing, which allows you to get lower interest rate, consolidate debt, or tap into home equity.

Cabbagetown Preservation Association Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour

Sunday, June 2, 2013 10:00 am – 3:00 PM Here is a great community event in the small town in the big city known as Cabbagetown. This self-guided tour (map in the ticket) showcases the creative designs of imaginative gardeners in private inner-city spaces in the Heritage Conservation District of downtown Toronto, Cabbagetown, where most …

GUEST BLOG: To downsize or not to downsize, that is the dilemma….By Karin Ivand

I knew things were bad when I e-mailed Richard Silver, my patient realtor, one Sunday at 9.30 p.m. “What do you think of this listing?” I asked.  “Is it worth looking at?” The listing in question was a semi out of my beloved Cabbagetown  neighborhood and had a basement apartment.  Now that I am considering …

What I learned at National Association of REALTORS Conference San Diego 2009.

REBarCampSD 2009: We arrived a few days early and were able to take in some of the sites of San Diego and the REBarCamp San Diego  thanks to the great work of Jim Marks  and his team. REBarCamps are quite a phenomenon in the Real Estate Social Media World. They were begun by Todd Carpenter , …

Carl Orbach QC, LLB, BA Mayor of Cabbagetown and a lovely man!

Very Sad News for Cabbagetown. A strong supporter of the Cabbagetown Community and all around good guy passed away yesterday and will be buried tomorrow. For years he led the Old Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area and worked tirelessly for the Community. Sadly since retiring a couple of years ago, he has been ill. Even through the …

Some Video of the Cabbagetown Festival 2009….Why people love Cabbagetown!

Every year, the weekend after Labour Day in Toronto, Ontario, the residents of Cabbagetown get together and celebrate the neighborhood. It starts early in the morning with Blair’s Run in support of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre, a Parade and then the Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Show in Riverdale Park! There is great eats at the …

Cabbagetown Controversy: To Seat or Not To Seat!!

What would a community like Cabbagetown be like without a good controversy? Over the past few weeks there have been rumblings in the Cabbagetown Community about a plan being put forward by the Old Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (OCBIA) called Cabbagetown 2.0. You can find the full report at Sunarts.ca (click on the Cabbage) but the discussion mostly seems to …

Toronto Streets: Congratulations Cabbagetown on Being Number Three!

NUMBER THREE?? Today, the Toronto Star’s Christopher Hume named “any street in Cabbagetown east of Parliament Street” as his 3rd favorite street in the City in the Star’s List Week. We knew that Cabbagetown was great and it is sad to be only number three; but in the scheme of things, with hundreds of areas to live in …