According to Cabbagetown Preservation Association, Cabbagetown is the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in all of North America. This neighbourhood is populated by various multicultural communities of artists, young professionals, but also researchers and scientists associated with nearby University of Toronto and it’s the ideal place to experience the diversity Toronto has to offer.
Silver Burtnick & Associates of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada would like to invite you to Cabbagetown this September to experience the amazing events this part of town has to offer and the diverse neighbourhood itself.
September 7th and 8th
Each year, the Cabbagetown Festival celebrates the diversity of this little town in the heart of the city. Cabbagetown is one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Toronto with residents from little under 200 countries. The Festival brings together this community, connecting local businesses, vendors and entertainers in one big family neighbourhood fun.
Silver Burtnick & Associates have been sponsoring Cabbagetown Festival for a few years now. The Festival itself has a very special meaning for Richard and his career in real estate:
“I bought my first house on the day of the first Festival in 1979 and the rest is history!”
Since it’s begining in late 70s, the Festival evolved from a local neighbourhood fun to a full-blown attraction for tourists and visitors from around town and the worlds. Here are some events that Silver Burtnick & Associates sponsor and you should not miss:
Arts and Crafts Sale & Show
Friday, September 6th, 1pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 7th, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 8th, 10am – 6pm
Cabbagetown Arts & Crafts Sale is an annual sale and artist showcase running for the 31st time this year. Each year there is a special prize for one talented artist and vendor that catches people’s attention.
Last year, the prize was awarded to Pierre Quesnel and Coraline Allard from Q and A Design and year before that to talented mixed-media 3D artist Stephen Hayes. Do you want to know who will get this year’s price? Come down to Cabbagetown Festival and find out.
Sunday, September 8th, 9am
Blair’s Run is an annual 2k marathon in support of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre. Anyone is welcomed to run, including kids and dogs, the only rule is to register and have fun! The registration fee is $20 ($25 on the day of the run) and you can register as an individual or as a team with family or friends. Registration on Run day starts at 8 am and the Run starts at 9 at 248 Carlton Street.
Cabbagetown Short Film Festival
Wednesday, September 4th, 8pm-10:30pm
Founded in 1992 by Toronto actress and producer Gina Dineen, Cabbagetown Short Film Festival is a showcase of the best short films from around the world.
Each year, there’s a carefully selected lineup of movies that are hand-picked from hundreds of submissions annually. This way, the festival is presenting the top shorts for their audience. A panel of industry professionals also awards the best movies in various categories like comedy, drama, experimental films, animation, and documentary.
Cabbagetown Tour of Homes
Sunday, September 15th
The history of Cabbagetown Tour of Homes is a long one. In the late 70s, a group of realtors started the tradition trying to showcase the stock of all the beautiful Victorian homes in the area.
Back then, the Cabbagetown was a very overlooked and neglected area of Toronto and realtors wanted to bring more investors that would be interested in the restoration of these historic homes. And they found them! Since then the torch of organizing this amazing tradition was passed on and the tour is now hosted by Cabbagetown Preservation Association.
This year, you can visit on Sunday 15th of September to catch the tour and try to find the Silver Burtnick & Associates team. They will be volunteering at 368 Sumach Street which was previously owned by Darrell Kent. Darrell Kent and his real estate company was largely responsible for recognizing the value of the old Victorian Homes in the area and renovating them in the early 1970s, so make sure to stop by and learn more about Cabbagetown’s heritage. There are usually about 7 to 9 houses on the self-guided tour and tickets cost $35. You can buy them online or pick them up at one of the designated locations.