CABBAGETOWN AREA & THE BIA
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.
The award winning Cabbagetown BIA is a not-for-profit Business Improvement Area organization with a volunteer board comprised of local business owners. We represent over 200 businesses in a defined area within Cabbagetown. Our goal is to make Cabbagetown a desirable place to “Shop. Work. Live. Play.” We do this through streetscape improvements, community events, social media marketing, business development/education opportunities and much more.
Businesses in Cabbagetown range in size but are highly made up of smaller “Mom and Pop” shops. While strolling our streets you can stop in for coffee at the city wide famous cafe known widely in the bike racing community, purchase meat from the local butcher and supplies for your next D.I.Y. project at our hardware store. Find eclectic gifts for just about anybody at our local design shops or say yes to a dress for your wedding day at our exclusive bridal boutique. After all this you are sure to be hungry and our collection of restaurants serving up everything from Taiwanese street food to traditional Italian pizza are ready to welcome you for a meal.
As the second oldest BIA in the world, we have helped inspire 80 more BIA’s to form in Toronto and even more across the globe.