Cabbagetown Architecture Viewing Walk, Toronto

Toronto is a beautiful city with a fabulous mix of both modern and heritage architecture. Cabbagetown is located on the eastern side of downtown and it is a stunning neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city. It is a colorful enclave of lovingly restored Victorian homes, small workers’ cottages, a lively street scene, bars, restaurants and cafés. Once a poor neighborhood, Cabbagetown is now a highly sought after area for its beautiful properties and easygoing ambience. Gentrification began in the 1970s and the efforts and dedication of homeowners and investors has resulted in Cabbagetown being designated a Heritage Conservation District. It is also known as the largest area of preserved Victorian homes in North America. As you tour the area, study the architectural styles and admire the majestic Victorian façades. Prepare to be stunned when you visit the Necropolis Chapel, a Gothic Revival style church that dates back to 1872. Its large cemetery is known as the City of Dead and it is the final resting place of some of Toronto's most important former citizens, including the first mayor. During your time in the city's downtown core, be sure to drop in on the Allan Gardens Conservatory. Tropical plants from all over the world are showcased in its greenhouses, which includes the Palm House. This standout structure in cast-iron and glass was built in 1910. While Cabbagetown glorifies its past, it also looks to the future with the development of some beautiful contemporary condos and modern residential buildings.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Cabbagetown Architecture Viewing Walk Map

Guide Name: Cabbagetown Architecture Viewing Walk
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: Linda
Carlton Street, Saint Peter's Anglican Church

2) Carlton Street, Saint Peter's Anglican Church

Parliament Street corner with Carlton Street

3) Parliament Street corner with Carlton Street

Parliament Street, Winchester Hotel

5) Parliament Street, Winchester Hotel

Winchester Street corner with Metcalfe Street, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre

6) Winchester Street corner with Metcalfe Street, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre

Sackville Street corner with Carlton Street

7) Sackville Street corner with Carlton Street

Winchester Street, Necropolis Chapel

9) Winchester Street, Necropolis Chapel

Winchester Street, Necropolis Gate

10) Winchester Street, Necropolis Gate

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