Cabbagetown Walking Tour, Toronto

This neighborhood, located east of Toronto's downtown, was established in 1840. Once a small community of Irish immigrants and one of the poorest neighborhoods in Toronto, Cabbagetown was declared a historic district in 2004 and claims to be "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America". Check out the highlights of this region, as listed below.
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Cabbagetown Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Cabbagetown Walking Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: ann
Riverdale Park

1) Riverdale Park

The Riverdale Park in Toronto is located north of Gerrard Street, south of Bloor Street and Danforth, west of Broadview Avenue and is on either sides of the Don River. The original owner of this park was John Sadding, an estate manager and clerk for John Graves Simcoe, Governor of Upper Canada. His cabin is located south of the park on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds and was built in 1840. Originally the site was proposed for a 40,000 seat stadium but the plan was abandoned due to...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Riverdale Farm

2) Riverdale Farm

Toronto is a city filled with surprises and the Riverdale Farm is just one of them. At the heart of this buzzing city is a quiet, tranquil hideout that is no less than any country side. A perfect picnic retreat combined with scenic landscapes and an occasional bleat and bray of the farm’s residents.

These 7.5 acres of grasslands are sure to make for a day of complete fun and frolic for the entire family. The Riverdale Farm is not your typical modern day park where opinions and interests are...   view more

3) Necropolis

Open since 1850, the Necropolis has been the resting place for some of the most renowned and historically important people in the history of Canada. The quiet, serene and picturesque graveyard has served as the final abode to people like William Lyon Mackenzie, the first mayor of Toronto, George Brown the founder of The Globe and the Mail, Joseph Burr Tyrrell, noted geologist, mining consultant and the man who discovered that dinosaurs roamed in Alberta's Badlands and Ralph Day, Toronto’s...   view more
Necropolis Chapel

4) Necropolis Chapel

The Gothic Revival styled Necropolis Chapel was built in 1872 by Henry Langley. Located at 200 Winchester Street, at the edge of Don Valley in the Cabbagetown neighborhood, Toronto, this chapel fits into the surrounding context of heritage conservation. The name Necropolis translates into City of the Dead and is the first non-sectarian cemetery. This chapel has a patterned gable roof with pitched gables raising high to a sharp ridge. Two different patterns of slate cover the roof and give it a...   view more
Wellesley Park

5) Wellesley Park

Bordering the east side of the Cabbagetown district, Wellesley Park is a recreational green area which provides a tranquil and charming atmosphere. This public garden represents a nice joyful alternative to the sober Victorian Heritage buildings of the district. Throughout the year various festivals are organized...   view more
St. James-the-less Chapel

6) St. James-the-less Chapel

The Chapel of St. James-the-less is a High Victorian Gothic Revival style funeral chapel built in 1860 by F.W. Cumberland and Storm which is located in downtown Toronto. In 1990, the city declared the Chapel as a National Historic site. Edward, Prince of Wales planted a peach tree at the entrance of the Chapel during his visit in 1919. This church situated on a slight rise is made from materials like Georgetown grey sandstone, Ohio stone trim, slate, white brick and has a small parish, a soaring...   view more
Winchester Street

7) Winchester Street

Being one of the main streets of Cabbagetown, Winchester Street is well known for the Victorian Heritage buildings, among which the Daniel Lamb House, the Winchester street Junior Public School and Georgian House. But it's the Winchester Hotel that is the most famous building on the street. This historic hotel dates back to 1888. It is also known as "The Bucket of Blood", due to the fact that it was one of the toughest drinking spots in the Cabbagetown...   view more
Allan Gardens

8) Allan Gardens

One of the prettiest places in Toronto to visit any time of the year is the Allan Gardens. Created in 1858, the Allan Gardens is the oldest park in the city. Established over one and a half century ago, it was initially called the Horticultural Park; however, it was renamed in 1901, in honor of the former mayor who donated land to expand the gardens.

The Allan Gardens is best known for its elaborate and wide selection of tropical, sub-tropical and exotic plant collection like- orchids,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church

9) St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Church of St. Andrew’s stands solemnly at the Jarvis and Carlton Street and is counted as one of the heritage sites in the city. The initial building was constructed during the time when Toronto was still known as the Town of York.

What stands today as an Evangelical Lutheran Church was originally an Old Presbyterian Church. During the early 19th century, when Toronto was the City of York, the St. Andrews Church belonged to the Presbyterian congregation. A split in the congregation in...   view more

Walking Tours in Toronto, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Creating your own self-guided walk in Toronto is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Once an Anglo backwater, Toronto represents today the cultural and economic heart of English-speaking Canada. It is not only a beautiful city, but also has a rich history dating back to 1793. This tour invites you to explore, at your own leisure, the heritage of Toronto. Don't miss visiting its most exciting and representative sights, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour

Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour

Because of being one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world, it is more than obvious that Toronto is not just another expensive global city, but also has a strongly developed sense of culture. Just give this city a chance to convince you of this. Take this walking tour and check out the best of Toronto's museum and galleries, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Toronto without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Toronto, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour

Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour

Toronto is located on the shore of Lake Ontario and it is more than obvious that the locals, as well as visitors to the city, cherish and admire the alluring views of the lake. Toronto's waterfront is one of the most picturesque places for walking, but it is also a great destination for those in search of entertainment. This walking tour will reveal all the pearls strewn along the quay. Don't hesitate to visit all the attractions on this itinerary, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Downtown Nightlife Part 2

Downtown Nightlife Part 2

An international hub and major metropolis, Toronto is also an important cultural center in Canada and North America. Seeing a large influx of tourists throughout the year, Toronto features a vibrant nightlife scene chock full of clubs, bars, restaurants, and lounges in the thriving Entertainment District located in the heart of the city and in outlying areas as well. Take this Toronto Nightlife Tour to experience all this fantastic city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Because it is an ethnically diverse city, Toronto has different types of churches beginning with imposing Revival style Cathedrals to small postmodernist churches.This tour however aims to introduce you to some of the most famous religious structures in the city. While in Toronto be sure to check the ones listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km

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