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Standing in the heart of Cabbagetown is like standing at the centre of Canada. For within eyesight you will find a microcosm of everything that defines the country from our history to the multiplicity of sounds and sights. You feel like you’re part of a neighbourhood and not just a tourist who has wandered into a prefabricated ”tourist experience.” Cabbagetown’s current boundaries are now generally accepted as Gerrard Street to the south, Wellesley Street to the north, Sherbourne Street to the west and the Don River to the east. Come see why Cabbagetown is known as “a small town in the heart of a big city.” The Cabbagetown BIA was established in 1982.

Annual events include the Forsythia Festival in May and the Festival of the Arts in September.


Come for the grand festival. Stay for the great shopping. Come for the homes and gardens. Stay for the global cuisine. From enchanting streets to incredible eats. Historical architecture to eclectic boutiques. This is the beauty of Cabbagetown.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time resident, Cabbagetown is everything the perfect neighbourhood should be. Discover the charm of our Victorian houses. Explore food options from around the world. Hunt for vintage treasures. Shop for epicurean treats. Visit a real live working farm right in the heart of the city. From destination dining to home decor and accessories. Cabbagetown is not what you imagined – and like nowhere else you’d want to be.



237 Carlton St, Toronto, ON, Canada


Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm


Our volunteer board is made up of the following dedicated Cabbagetowners. For all inquiries, please contact the BIA using the info above.

Bill Renieris

Board Chair

Bill practically grew up in Cabbagetown as his father owned the local Home Hardware, which he eventually took over and continues to operate with the same small town charm. Bill also owns many of the adjacent buildings in the area and values his commercial and residential tenants.

As the Chairman of the BIA Bill is interested in promoting facade improvement, security/safety in the area and Cabbagetown’s overall development and growth. Whether it be anything from streetscape updates to attracting new businesses to the area, Bill is interested in helping to keep Cabbagetown a competitive and desirable area to visit, shop and live in.

Carol Buss

A board veteran and resident, Carol Buss has been with the BIA for over 20 years. With her vast knowledge of the area, she brings her insight and no nonsense approach to BIA projects. Carol enjoys getting to know other business owners, (she herself owns Lennie’s Whole Foods,) and encourages everyone to take time to get to know their neighbours. The safety of resident and visitors is high priority for Carol and she continues to work with the BIA and the city to find ways to keep the area’s gentrification moving forward in order to attract new families.

Daniel Megly

Daniel is co-owner of Daniel et Daniel, one of Toronto’s most popular event creation and catering companies. Their front of house food shop is popular among Cabbagetowner’s looking for walk-in service for lunch or take home dinner. As a BIA board member, Daniel brings his strong business background to special projects and committees such as the Festival Committee with the goal of making it an event to benefit the entire area and to be accessible to everyone.

Kim Alke

Board Treasurer

With her experience in corporate marketing and brand management as well as event planning, Kim sits on the BIA’s festival and AGM committees while also acting as the Treasurer for the board. Kim enjoys graphic design and has worked with several web platforms. As the owner of Spruce on Parliament she understands the retail landscape of the Cabbagetown area and enjoys interacting with the area’s loyal clientele. Outside of her shop, Kim she is also a real estate agent ( and is able to assist the BIA board with commercial and residential purchase and lease questions.

Nicholas Humphries

Nick, along with Hilary Browning, runs the local Sage Real Estate office at 538 Parliament St. As a real estate agent, Nick understands the importance of marketing and presentation of not just the BIA as a not-for-profit organization, but more importantly of Cabbagetown as a whole. Recently Nick has worked with other board members to help develop a modern brand/image for the BIA that is consistent online, in the office and in promotional materials. He hopes to assist with promotional videos in the future.

Patty Junior

Board Secretary

Patty has been a staple in the Cabbagetown community since the opening of her gourmet food store, The Epicure Shop, in 1980. For over 25 years, she has sat on the BIA board and has watched the Cabbagetown area grow and change into a highly diverse and unique place to live, while sustaining a small town vibe in the big city. Currently sitting on the board as Secretary, she also participates as an active member on the Festival Committee.

Tania Waldock

Tania owns and operates one of Cabbagetown’s notable restaurants, The House On Parliament, fondly referred to as “The HOP.” Over the years Tania has grown her business with her friendly service, a move in location and a large renovation. As a restaurateur she understands the many challenges faced by Cabbagetown eateries and helps the BIA make decisions taking into account all types of businesses here. Tania sits on the Cabbagetown Festival Committee and hopes the festival will attract new people to our area who will become return customers.

Tony Lafazanis

Board Vice Chair

Tony has been a Cabbagetown resident since 1986 and is the father of 2 teenage children. In 2013 Tony moved his law office from downtown Toronto right into the heart of Cabbagetown, where he specializes in personal injury. He brings his experience in business and his interest as a resident to the BIA as Vice-Chairman.