History

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.

About

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.

 

Events

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Taste of Regent Park (Includes Movie)

August 30, 2017 5:00 PM

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Cabbagetown Short Film Festival

September 6, 2017 7:00 PM

The Cabbagetown...
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Singular Eye on Cabbagetown - Local Photography by Eric Morse

September 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Opens September 7th and runs through the festival.
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Cabbagetown Arts & Crafts

September 8, 2017 10:00 AM

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Cabbagetown Festival Vendor Information

September 9, 2017 12:00 AM

VENDOR INFORMATION: Applications to be a Cabbagetown Festival 2017...

Cabbagetown Festival Volunteer Information

September 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Hello! Cabbagetown Festival is an annual celebration of the amazing people,...

Riverdale Farm's Fall Festival

September 9, 2017 9:00 AM

Free Admission! 9:30am to 3:30pm Pancake Breakfast Sunday Only! 9 to...
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Blair's Run

September 10, 2017 9:00 AM

Blair’s Run...

CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL 2017

September 10, 2017 11:00 AM

One of Toronto's longest running street festivals, The Cabbagetown Festival...

PROGRAM AND MAP OF CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL 2017

September 10, 2017 11:00 AM

The Cabbagetown Festival is September 9th and 10th. This handy...
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Cabbagetown Tour of Homes

September 17, 2017 12:00 PM

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Green Thumbs Pizza Walk

September 28, 2017 12:00 AM

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237 Carlton St, Toronto, ON, Canada

416-921-0857

bia@cabbagetownTO.com

Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm

(We suggest calling before heading over in case we have stepped out for a meeting.)
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VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBERS:

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 T. Culhane

NEW - Treasurer

Carol T. Culhane operates the well established International Food Focus in Cabbagetown. International Food Focus knows how to manage the risks and capture the opportunities that lie within a wide variety of business ventures in food, agriculture and natural health product sectors. As Treasurer of the BIA and a Cabbagetown enthusiast, Carol looks for ways to help the Cabbagetown BIA and the people who use our member’s services flourish

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 (www.urbaneer.com) and is able to assist the BIA board with commercial and residential purchase and lease questions.

Laura Sestito

NEW - Board Member

Laura Sestito is one of the owners of The Scullery, which opened at Carlton and Ontario in 2013. Prior to becoming a business owner and professional “barista” she spent the time supporting and developing the sales and marketing initiatives for an international communications agency. She has worked in several customer-facing positions, managing teams and small events. She graduated from Humber College’s Fashion Arts programme, providing her with strong foundations in marketing, retail and event planning.

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.

Steven Ahn

NEW - Board Member

Steven Ahn is the branch manager of Cabbagetown’s local Meridian Credit Union. He enjoys engaging with the community and business owners alike. – More info to follow.

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.