Cabbagetown Festival: Sept 10 – 11


You’re Invited! Join us this September for the 40th anniversary of the Cabbagetown Festival!
SEPT. 10th & 11th, 2016

The Cabbagetown Festival returns once again, this year celebrating its historic 40th ‘birthday’ Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11, 2016. The festival takes over Parliament Street from Wellesley south to Gerrard, and Carlton Street from Berkeley to Parliament, showcasing the very best of what the community has to offer. Festivities begin Saturday at 11 a.m. and continue until 10 p.m. The fun returns Sunday at 11 a.m., winding down at 7 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies Sat. Sept. 10th 11:30am, Carlton & Parliament)

Opening Ceremonies: Sat. Sept 10th, 11:30am at the corner of Carlton and Parliament. Hear the music, share the excitement and taste a special macaron presented by Daniel et Daniel with Fair Trade Jewellery. One lucky macaron holds the key to a limited edition 40th anniversary cabbage pendant from Fair Trade Jewellery.

Find out more below about:


WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Be part of team who makes the 40th Anniversary Cabbagetown Festival extra special. Volunteer for one full shift and give back to your community. All volunteer shifts are on Sept 10th or 11th. For info please contact or call 416-248-1252

NEW & FREE: RIDING YOUR BIKE TO THE FESTIVAL? Use Bike Valet powered by Toronto Hydro

Ride your bike to the Cabbagetown Festival and park it for free at Bike Valet powered by Toronto Hydro. Bike Valet is a monitored bike parking service operated by Cycle Toronto and works like a coat check. Drop your bike off and receive a numbered tag, and present that tag when you return to retrieve your bike and belongings. It’s that simple!

Festive Foods Banner Website Festival 2016

(by address) 

420 Smokehouse Restaurant – 420 Parliament
-pulled pork sandwiches, smoked meat sandwiches and more.

The Local Gest – 422 Parliament
-asparagus with goat cheese sandwich, hand made burgers, corn on the cob and juicy sausages.

2-4-1 Pizza – 451 Parliament
-pizza slices

The Epicure Shop – 473 Parliament
-Italian spiducci and more festival favs.

Cabbagetown Organics – 499 Parliament
-samosas, bbq corn on the cob, fahitas and more.

Green’s Antiques – 529 Parliament
-popcorn and candy floss.

Kingyo (joined by Zakkushi) – 51 Winchester (Parliament and Winchester)
-deep fried octopus balls, skewered fresh pineapple, stir fried noodle, deep fried chicken, green tea ice cream.

Alice’s Place – 554 Parliament
-Italian sausages and more.

Butter Chicken Factory – 556 Parliament
-butter chicken, tandoori chicken, samosa, naan, rice.

Merry Berry Cafe+Bistro / Cabbagetown Hive – 559 Parliament
-enjoy a selection of our best-selling sandwiches, salads and burgers inside our quiet and whimsical restaurant room, or on our patio, transferred to the asphalt of Parliament street for those who want to enjoy the buzz of the Festival.

Under The Table Restaurant – 568 Parliament
-jerk chicken and more.

Tender Trap – 580 Parliament
-chicken wings, fried rice and noodles

Euro Bite – 582 Parliament
-crepes, burgers, sausages and more.

Suruthy’s Take Out – 585 Parliament
-samosa, roti and more.

Absolute Bakery – 589 Parliament
-fresh baked pasteries.

Ambal Trading – 591 Parliament
-BBQ corn on the cob, sherbet and mango lasi, chicken/pork suppalaki, koththu roti.



Find these food vendors popping up on the street at the 40th Anniversary Cabbagetown Festival:

Auntie Jo’s Kettle Corn
-kettle corn


Hedwige Dumpling Cuisine
-oxtail shish kabob, coconut-plantain donut, jerk chicken

Liko’s Hawaiian Barbecue
-charcoal grilled skewers, kalua pork sandwiches and bottles of Hawaiian BBQ sauce and marinade

Malaysian Kitchen
-murthabak (chicken, beef, veg), fried rice, noodles and more

Miss Amigo’s Catering

-grilled chicken, pulled pork, BBQ steak, rice, salad, bean stew, fried plantain and more

Mobile Icee Canada
-icee slush drinks in multiple flavours

Roast Corn Express
-roasted corn

Taco Loco
-tacos featuring fish fried fresh at the festival and more

The Mighty Cob
-gourmet roasted sweet corn, fresh squeezed lemonade and organic gluten free kettle corn


Vendors All Banner Website Festival 2016

(by address)
Parliament Street

Regent Park Community Centre – Diabetes Centre Education Program – 409 Parliament
-Learn about our programs and services

Bill Morneau, MP Office – 430 Parliament
-Stop by your Member of Parliament’s office to enjoy a free snack and learn more about how Bill Morneau can help you!

Rapid Photo – 434 Parliament
-40% off picture frames plus check out our custom gifting (mugs, tshirts, mousepads etc.) and maybe even some photo shoots to raise money for the BIA!

Thorious – 438 Parliament
-Build robots and compete them for awesome prizes (ages 8-18). STEM is the next big thing in education – come see how fun it is to learn at Thorious!

Paths to Vitality and the Society for Osteopathic Wellness – 439 Parliament
-Meet our practitioners! Our osteopaths, RMT and wellness coach would love to meet you and introduce you to our services. We will also have giveaways, prizes and books available.

Spruce Home Decor – 455 Parliament
Spruce + The Pop Stand are teaming up for a third year! Stop by for Toronto’s best gourmet ice-pops and check out the new line of Cabbagetown gear including toques, glassware, totes and more! Spruce offers a well-curated collection of handmade, local and unique housewares, gifts and vintage items. @SpruceToronto

Sooters Photography – 461 Parliament
– art, posters and framing. Find out about our custom work!

CCDT / 509 Dancewear – 509 Parliament
Come tour our building and see what our dance studios are all about. Enjoy 10% off at our dancewear store and take 10% off if you register for classes during the festival
FREE Traditional West African Dance Class on Sunday, September 11th, 4-5:30pm.
-Free Dance Classes! Ages 4-7 from 1:30-2pm and 2:30-3pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
-Observe our company dancers in action – come into the studio and watch them dance – 12-1:30 both Saturday and Sunday.

Kendall & Co – 514 Parliament
-Take a selfie with some special celebrities. Tag us and use #walloffame for chance to win a FREE Gift from the shop.

Fb: @kendallandcodesign / IG: @kendallandco / Twitter: @kendallandco  No purchase necessary. Come check out all their new home accessories at Toronto’s Best Design Shop.

Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage – 517 Parliament
-Experience and learn about relaxing Thai Yoga Massage (done through clothing) and all its benefits.

Jet Fuel – 519 Parliament
-Stop in to find a collection of past Cabbagetown Theatre Company Kid Show banners on display. Enjoy this blast from the past as you re-fuel with our coffee and other treats.

Stay Beautiful Nail & Spa – 533 Parliament
-Henna body artwork $5 and up. Kids nail painting $5 and up.

Focus Voice & Data Services – 543 – Parliament
-learn about our home phone, security and internet services

Pet Menagerie – 549 Parliament Street
-Cabbagetown’s favourite stop for pets and pet supplies including a great selection of natural, raw, organic pet foods.

WOW Cabbagetown – 574 Parliament
-FREE colourful balloons for your children plus 2 FUN FAMILY CONTESTS:
1. Enter the tongue twisting Olympics! SAY “Fresh Friday Flowers” 5 times – the fastest recorded time WINS 4 weeks of Fresh Friday Flowers for your family! Delivered to your door. WOW!
2. Give a NAME the beautiful female water feature in the WOW SereniTEA Garden…if selected, you WIN tea for 2 plus dessert in our lovely garden this September!

Del-Ray Cleaners – 586 Parliament
-(Saturday Only) – Poetry readings, vocal and guitar music
-(Saturday and Sunday) – organic soaps and laser cut stationery

(by address)
Carlton Street

Labour of Love – 223 Carlton
-Stop by Labour of Love and enjoy some sweet deals to celebrate Cabbagetown. See you there!

Softron Tax – 250 Carlton
-Find us at our new location and receive a FREE consultation of Canadian and US taxes and learn about the other services we offer!

Kumon Cabbagetown – find us on Carlton near the Kids Zone just for the festival!
-Learn about Kumon Math and Reading Programs


Find these festival vendors and organizations popping up on the street at the 40th Anniversary Cabbagetown Festival:

Made In Canada Vendors:

Brought back by popular demand, the Made-in-Canada artisan section features outstanding work from highly talented local artists.


-amber and silver designer jewellery

ArtHeart Community Art Centre
-silk screened tea towels, handmade note cards, colouring books

Art By Ivan Trotter
-original acrylic paintings, handmade one of a kind leather bracelets for men

Bailey Brown Pottery
-functional pottery

BB Tresors

Da Costa Jewelry
-handmade leather and stone wrap bracelets, necklaces and more

David Crighton Art
-pillows, wall art, cards and calendars

Deaf Cartoons By Donna Mae
-paintings and 3D cut out frames, T-shirts, greeting cards

Hamsa Heavan
-custom made T-shirts and yoga wear, handmade belt buckles

-steampunk and fashion jewellery

Kate Ward Designs
-sterling silver jewellery (hand stamped with names or quotes available), ponchos and more.

Mystic Moose
-etched wine glasses and lanterns with local and Canadiana items

S. Cross Creations
-women’s clothing

Tail Wags Helmut Covers
-wild and fun handmade helmut covers and super capes


General Vendors:

Our collection of general vendors have something for everyone. Find clothing and jewellery to everyday services for Torontonians.

Asiri’s Treasures

-handmade alpaca wool clothing specializing in children’s sweaters

Enterprise CarShare
-giveaways and more!

Jack In The Socks
-socks, men’s underwear, jewellery

-come get your picture SNAPD at the festival to be shared on social media

Toronto Hydro
-giveaways, coupons and info on how to save energy

Tupperware Canada
-storage solutions


Community Organizations:

Working in our area and across the G.T.A. these local organizations are proud to be a part of the festival showcasing their services, products and programs. Get to know them personally and learn how they support your community.

818 Toronto Falcon Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets

-learn about our programs and group

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
-learn about our programs and services

Canadian Centre For Men And Families
-learn about our program and services

Central Neighbourhood House
-learn about our programs and services

Democrats Abroad
-come register to vote

Good Shepherd Ministries
-learn about our programs and services

Riverdale Community Midwives
-learn about our programs and services

See You In Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CanFund)
-olympic autographs, T-shirts, paintings

Toronto Community Housing Corporation
-learn about our services in Regent Park and more

Toronto People With Aids Foundation

– 19th Annual Friends For Life Bike Rally

Yonge Street Mission
-learn about our many programs, activities and work in the area


Entertainment Banner Website Festival 2016

Entertainment Saturday Sept. 10th:

The Filipino Centre Toronto – Saturday
Cultural Dances and Performers 1:00PM-5PM

Prospect & Parliament – Saturday
Yusuke Hoshi 12:00PM
St Jamestown Youth Steel Orchestra 3:00PM
Project Phoenix 6:00PM

Lancaster & Parliament – Saturday
Menagerie Pet Shop DJ 11:00am, 4:00pm, 8:00pm
Nicks Family Buskers 1:00PM

Winchester & Parliament – Saturday
Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Club 12:00PM
Lavender & The Shark 4:30PM

Aberdeen & Parliament – Saturday
Vincent Soars 11:00AM
Inspired Souls 5:00PM

Carlton & Parliament – Saturday
Opening Ceremonies, with Toronto All-Star Big Band 11:30AM
Toronto All-Star Big Band 12:30PM
The Shawn Nykwist Jazz Band 5:00PM

Berkeley & Carlton – Saturday
Jim Heineman Trio 1:00PM
Danny Marks & The Group 4:30PM

Doctor O Laneway – Saturday
Hot Rods 3:30PM

The House on Parliament – Saturday
Go Freddie Go

Spruce & Parliament – Saturday
Jerome Tucker Band 11:00AM
Zed Head 6:30PM

Gerrard & Parliament – Saturday
The Imbayakunas 11:00AM

Kids Zone Carlton Street – Saturday
Reptile Show 1:00PM
Special Performance from the Children’s Book Bank 1:45PM
Reptile Show 4:00PM

Entertainment Sunday Sept. 11th:

The Filipino Centre Toronto – Sunday
Cultural Dances and Performers 1:00PM-5PM

Prospect & Parliament – Sunday
Vincent Soars 11:00AM

Lancaster & Parliament – Sunday
Inspired Souls & The Brats 11:00AM
Nicks Family Buskers 1:00PM
Yusuke Hoshi 3:45PM

Winchester & Parliament – Sunday
Lavender & The Shark 11:00AM
Turbo Street Funk 2:30PM

Aberdeen & Parliament – Sunday
Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Club 12:00PM
Danny Marks & The Group 3:00PM

Carlton & Parliament – Sunday
TBA 12:00PM
Saboumando 1:30PM
TDot Batu 4:00PM
Festival Closing 6:30

Berkeley & Carlton – Sunday
Jim Heineman Trio 11:00AM
Project Phoenix 4:00PM

Doctor O Laneway – Sunday
The Imbayakunas 11:00AM

Spruce & Parliament – Sunday
Jerome Tucker Band 11:00AM

The Local Guest – Sunday
The Terry Logan Trio 3:00PM

Gerrard & Parliament – Sunday
The Sweet Derek Band 3:30PM

Kids Zone Carlton Street – Sunday
Magic Show 12:00NOON
Magic Show 3:00PM

Kids Zone Banner Website Festival 2016

Now fun for ALL AGES! – Find our NEW & IMPROVED KIDS ACTIVITY ZONE along Carlton Street! Mom and Dad… we even have a fun climbing challenge for you!

Saturday join us for:
Reptile Show 1:00PM
Special Performance from the Children’s Book Bank 1:45PM
Reptile Show 4:00PM

Sunday join us for:
Magic Show 12:00NOON
Magic Show 3:00PM


Other Events Banner Website Festival 2016


Wednesday September 7th:

25th Anniversary Cabbagetown Short Film Festival
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East
Doors open: 7pm
Screening: 8:00-10:00
Cash Bar


Sat. Sept 10th, 3pm
Mural Reveal
Winchester and Parliament LCBO

The Cabbagetown BIA with St James Town Arts and our helpful sponsors are excited to bring this true community project to life. Local residents not only helped devised what the mural should embody but picked up paint brushes and helped paint. This is a wonderful example of our community working together to create something with meaning for all to enjoy!


Sunday September 11th:
Cabbagetown Festival FUN RUN (in support of Cabbagetown Youth Centre)
(formerly Blair’s Run) 
Meet outside Daniel et Daniel at Carlton and Parliament
Registration: 8am SHARP
Run: 9am

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Saturday Sept 10th:
Cabbagetown Boxing Club
2 Lancaster Street (behind the The Beer Store near Parliament and Winchester)
12noon – 2pm
Free Admission
Public Training and sparring.



Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th:
Walking Tours with The Cabbagetown Preservation Association
Come learn about the history of Cabbagetown. From the architecture to the people who called it home, our walking tours will enlighten and entertain!
Meet South/East corner of Sumach and Winchester (CPA booth)
1pm, 2pm, 3pm (45 mins each)
Donations accepted


2016 RiverdaleFarmFestivalPoster - Copy

Sat Sept 10th – Sun Sept 11th:
Riverdale Farm’s Fall Festival
201 Winchester Street
9:30am – 3:30pm
Free Admission


Cabbagetown poster 2016

Friday Sept 9th – Sunday September 11th:
28th Annual Cabbagetown Arts And Crafts Sale
Riverdale Park West, (at the end of Carlton)
Friday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm
Free Admission


Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th:
The Cabbagetown Theatre Company Presents Sleeping Beauty
Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester
12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (30 mins each)
$5 at the door

Please note:
St Peters Anglican Church on Carlton will not be hosting their yard sale this year.
Community Yard Sales are very active on our side streets. Bring your own bag to tote your found treasures home!

Sponsors All Banner Website Festival 2016

The 40th Anniversary Cabbagetown Festival is proud to be sponsored by:

082316 Sponsor Deck Website

To sponsor the Cabbagetown Festival please contact





General Vendor

Apply to have a booth at the 40th Anniversary Cabbagetown Festival held Sept 10th & 11th!

Spaces are available for, Not-For-Profit Community Groups, Made in Canada Artisans and General Vendors.

Request info by emailing

Space is limited.

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