Cabbagetown-South St. James Town

Explore Cabbagetown-South St. James Town

Now is the time for residents to experience all that tourists have been raving about for years. Discover shops, stops, places and spaces on city main streets. Stay curious, Toronto.

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We hope that you enjoyed exploring this Toronto neighbourhood and found many other points of interest along the way. While StrollTO highlights some of the 'hidden gems' in the neighbourhood, there may be others that could be included in a future edition. Would you like to share a point of interest that you discovered in the neighbourhood? Email us at [email protected].

Neighbourhood Stroll

The area occupied by Cabbagetown-South St. James Town has been called home by many varied communities over many generations. From the Don River at its eastern border to the modern city that lies to the west, this neighbourhood features an enchanting mix of old and the new, the past and the present. Stroll through the streets to learn about a visionary female doctor, bootlegging gangsters, and two of the most well-known cemeteries in the city. Step into unique shops and businesses in the Cabbagetown BIA, and enjoy the wide variety of amenities and art throughout the community.

Main Streets: Parliament Street, Carlton Street and Gerrard Street East

Accessibility information: All points of interest on this stroll are visible from sidewalks. The Wellesley Cottages are accessible via a paved laneway from Wellesley Street. The Cabbagetown Youth Centre is accessible via Lancaster Avenue, a paved laneway. Both cemeteries have paved entrance areas, but access to some parts are on uneven ground.

The StrollTO itineraries may follow routes that do not receive winter maintenance. Please review winter safety tips and for more information contact 311.

Soundtracks of the City

From global superstars to local favourites and ones to watch, the Soundtracks of the City playlists all feature artists who have called Toronto home. Whether it’s a lyric about the neighborhood, an artist representing a cultural community, or a tie-in to the StrollTO itinerary itself, all the music reflects connections to an individual ward or the City as a whole.

Music was chosen based on an artist’s Spotify presence and each song’s broad appeal, as well as its associations with the cultures, languages and ethnicities that reflect Toronto’s neighborhoods and diverse music scene. Soundtracks of the City combines 425 songs that feature more than 500 different local artists or acts, showcasing songs in 23 different languages.