The Cabbagetown Festival will kick off with exhilarating opening ceremonies, have loads of things for the kids to do, entertain all ages with music and more and end with a closing surprise you will be itching to take part in. Learn more below.
Check out our festival video with highlights from 2017 by clicking here. Bring your family and friends and do not forget to share your experience on social media tagging @Cabbagetown_BIA and using #CabbagetownFestival.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Live Music & Entertainment
Local Restaurants At The Festival
Festival Food Vendors
Local Retailers and Service Providers At The Festival
Made In Canada Festival Vendors
General Vendors and Community Organizations
Sponsor Thank You
NOTE: Kids have your parents sign you up by August 10th for our Tie Dye T-shirt Days and get ready to march with the opening band! Click the button to learn more now!
Cabbagetown Festival 2018 Opening Ceremonies are currently being planned. Check back here for details closer to the date.
Last year the public was invited to join TDot Batu marchers as they marched to the NEW Opening Ceremonies location of Carlton and Berkeley. Then our Master of Ceremonies, former mayor and Member of the Order of Canada Barbara Hall, who initiated improvements to Cabbagetown during her term in office gave opening remarks. A moment of silence to honour the late City Councillor Pam McConnell, who passed away July 7th was observed. Following this, Toronto Mayor John Tory introduced the Toronto Police Motor Squad Drill Team before they delighted the crowd. To close the ceremonies, Cabbagetown BIA Volunteer Board Chair Bill Renieris lead the annual cabbage cutting!
The Cabbage Patch Kids Zone is currently being planned. Last year this FREE festival entertainment was found on Carlton between Parliament and Ontario Streets.
Small kids loved the zone stage, with magic acts, reptile shows and other programming throughout the days. On Sunday between 2-4pm everyone came be part of MOUSE CITY! (Click here for details.) Other activities included bouncy castles of all kinds, crafts tables, balloons, face painters, stilt walkers. And the free popcorn was a hit!
Dotting the streets, live musicians entertain festival goers year to year with an eclectic mix of beats. Last year Cabbagetown BIA was excited to welcome the DANIEL’S Community Stage at Gerrard and Parliament on Saturday as well! This stage featured an impressive range of local talent including song, dance, spoken word and so much more.
Our Closing Ceremonies are currently being planned. Last year the public were invited to join us as we ended the weekend on a high note. TDot Batu returned to close the festival with a march from Gerrard to Wellesley which had everyone dancing in the streets.
Every year Cabbagetowners help take the Cabbagetown Festival to the next level by organizing special events. Here are some of the great ones being offered.
The annual fun run is about 2km long in and around Cabbagetown. 100% of proceeds go towards the Cabbagetown Youth Centre. |September 10th
Cabbagetown’s premiere film festival, a home for domestic and international independent short films. | September 5th
Located in Riverdale Park, the CA&C shows off the best art that Toronto has to offer. | September 7th-9th
The local Cabbagetown community is home to many amazing events. Events will be added here as events are confirmed by our community organizers. If you are an organizer of an event, please send all details to bia@CabbagetownTO.com for listing consideration.
2-4-1 Pizza, 451 Parliament St: Classic pizza slices for a great price. (Pizza)
Absolute Bakery, 589 Parliament St: Freshly baked pastries, cakes and other sweet treats. (Pastries)
Alice’s Place, 554 Parliament St: Come enjoy their extended patio. (Patio)
Ambal Trading, 591 Parliament St: Delicious south-east Asian cuisine you can’t find anywhere else. (Tamil/Sri Lanken/Indian Food)
Butter Chicken Factory, 556 Parliament St: Enjoy some of the best Indian food in the city. (Indian)
Cabbagetown Organics, 499 Parliament St: An assortment of organic foods that taste good and are good for you. (BBQ/Corn)
Daniel et Daniel, 248 Carlton St: Make use of their festival patio seating while enjoying some of their authentic french confections. (Pastries)
The Epicure Shop, 473 Parliament St: Tantilize your tastebuds with their exclusive selection of deli meats and cheeses and their french inspired cuisine. (BBQ)
Fancy Franks, 484 Parliament St: Gourmet hot dogs that are unlike anything you’ve had before. (BBQ)
Grinning Face, 540 Parliament St: Delicious dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free gelato in flavours like Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean and Roasted Banana. (Gelato)
Hey Lucy Café, 229 Carlton St: Wood-fired pizza. (Patio)
House on Parliament, 501 Parliament St: Enjoy some of the great eats that this Cabbagetown staple has to offer. (Patio)
Johnny G’s, 478 Parliament St: One of the best bang-for-your-buck restaurants around. (Patio)
Kanpai Snackbar, 252 Carlton St: Experience traditional Taiwanese street food and cocktails. (Patio)
Kingyo Toronto, 51B Winchester St: Experience their Japanese dishes on their festival patio. (Japanese/Patio)
The Tilted Dog Pub & Kitchen, 424 Parliament St: They bring the farm to your fork, see what fresh foods they have to offer on their festival patio. (Patio/Paninis)
Shalom Ethiopian Restaurant, 587 Parliament St: Enjoy some delicious traditional Ethiopian cuisine unlike anything else you’ve had before. (Ethiopian)
Silk Bistro, 446 Parliament St: A Cabbagetown favourite, enjoy their authentic Thai delicacies. (Thai)
St Jamestown Steak and Chops, 516 Parliament St: Come taste some of the fresh cuts this Cabbagetown landmark will be grilling up. (Thai)
Staij & Co., 552 Parliament St: Taste some of their stunning custom cakes as well as beautifully decorated cupcakes and other desserts like meringues, macarons and caramel corn.
Stout Irish Pub, 221 Carlton St: Sip on something cold on their festival patio while hanging out at one of the best pubs around. (Patio)
Suruthi’s Takeout, 585 Parliament St: Enjoy some fine Sri Lankan food from this cozy family owned establishment. (Sri Lankan)
Tender Trap, 580 Parliament St: Serving up fried rice, chicken wings, and other good eats. (Chinese)
Thai Room, 243 Carlton St: With authentic Thai and Malaysian cuisine you’ll be sure to find something that fits your appetite here. (Thai)
LOCAL RETAILERS & SERVICES
509 Danceware/Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, 509 Parliament St: Enjoy free creative movement for children, explore 509 Dancewear and watch pop up performances and open rehearsals by the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
Buds & Blossoms, 517 Parliament: Come explore sand arts and be part of a large mural art work creation. Free children demo classes throughout the weekend.
Cabbagetown Pharmacy, 457 Parliament St: Join them for their product demos
Cleopatra Fashion, 459 Parliament St: Explore their unique clothing and accessories featuring some festival deals
Cycle Solutions, 444 Parliament St: Proud Sponsor of the Friends for Life Bike Rally. Have been sponsoring the event for over 15 years. F4LBR is a charity ride from Toronto to Montreal, raising funds for People with Aids. PWA will have riders and spinners recruiting and promoting the ride to Montreal.
Dollar 4U, 405 Parliament: Mixed products and some exclusive festival deals
Freedom Mobile, 437 Parliament St: Learn all about their phone services.
Green’s Antiques, 529 Parliament St: Enjoy some sweet treats while browsing a wide array of antiques.
Hair Spa, 440 Parliament St: A variety of essential oils, jewelry, skin care, and hair products will be available.
Homelife Realty One, 501 Parliament St: Meet the team and enjoy giveaways
Jamestown Milk, 592 Parliament St: Check out a selection of plants and terrariums.
Kendall & Co., 514 Parliament St.: Wide range of design furnishing and home decorating solutions.
L’Atelier Style, 546 Parliament St: Find out more about their interior design and antiques offerings.
Labour of Love, 223 Carlton St: Explore their handcrafted jewelery, quality paper goods and eclectic lifestyle goods at their sweet deals sidewalk sale.
Menagerie Pet Shop, 549 Parliament St: Full line pet shop stocking a wide variety of pet supplies and much, much more.
Meridian Credit Union, 486 Parliament St: Join the Meridian team for fun interactive activities
Mi Casa, 238 Carlton St: Be sure to stop by MICASA for all your fabulous festival furnishings, lighting, and accessories.
Onirak Fashion, 423 Parliament St: Fashion items and some festival deals.
Parliament Furniture, 465 Parliament St: Make your space a home with Parliament Furniture.
Parliament Street Fitness, 484 Parliament St: Experience an outdoor fitness class and take advantage of special membership promotions.
Sooter’s Photography, 461 Parliament St: Frame and art sales
Spruce Home Decor, 455 Parliament St: Home decor, personal care, and gift items mixed with vintage and handmade finds.
Toronto Public Library, find us in the KIDS ZONE on Carlton
Yonge Street Mission, 270 Gerrard St: Stop by their to learn about their programs and services.
These vendors and organizations have been approved to join our local businesses on the street. Watch for more to be added!
FESTIVAL FOOD VENDORS
Aegean Honey Balls (Honey balls/Savoury Pies)
Augie’s Ice Pops (Ice Pops)
Auntie Jo’s Kettle Corn
Beaver Tails (Food Truck)
Chifles on the Go (Frilled Wings and Veggies, Pulled Pork & Beef)
Coconut Island (Fresh Fruit Smoothies)
Galata Cafe (Turkish)
Heavenly Dreams Ice Cream Inc.
Ice Cream 4 U
Liko’s Hawaiian BBQ
Mis Amigos (BBQ)
Mobile ICEE Canada
Roast Corn Express
Rob’s Good Food (Pastries, Sundries)
Tocino Boys Sweet Bacon (Sweet Bacon and Tropical Drinks)
MADE IN CANADA MERCHANDISE VENDORS
Amazing Design (Jewellery and Origami)
Amigas Natural (Candles, Soaps, and Lotions)
Asiri’s Treasures (Organic Cotton and Alpaca Wool Clothing)
BB Tresors (Jewellery)
Cordonnerie Francoeur Shoe Repair (Leather Goods)
Deborah Hiscock (Ecological/Sustainable Textile Accessories)
E & A Jewelry
G Fox & Co. Canada
Karla Dean, Karizma (Jewellery)
Love And Schiaparelli (Stationary and other accessories)
TT’s Essentials (Candles)
Stone and Hide Jewelery for Men
The Perfect Gift By Anna Rattan (Stained Glass Panels, Sun-catchers and Jewellery)
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GENERAL VENDORS & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Alumnae Theatre Company
Assaulted Women’s Helpline
Canadian Centre for Men and Families
Children’s Book Bank Canada
Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic
The Church of St Peter & St Simon
Democrats Abroad Canada
Democrats Abroad Toronto Chapter
Hare Krishna Culture
Hear Right Canada
Jack In The Socks
Jarvis St. Baptist Church
Ontario Energy Board
Ingenium – Let’s Talk Energy
Islamic Circle of North America
People With AIDS Toronto
PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally
Rosar Morrison Funeral Home
Souvenirs Tibet St Michael’s Hospital
The Neighbourhood Group
Toronto Centre NDP
White Studio Pottery
Road closures in 2017 were as follow and are expected to be the same for 2018: Starting at 6am, Saturday, they remained closed until 10pm, Sunday. Roads were and will be closed to all vehicular traffic at all times. Road closures will include Parliament from Wellesely to Gerrard and Carlton from Ontario to Parliament.
THANK YOU TO OUR CONFIRMED 2018 SPONSORS!
2018 sponsorship opportunities are still available. Any and all questions should be emailed to Cabbagetown Festival Producer Meagan Madill at email@example.com.
PLATINUM SPONSORS FOR 2018:
GOLD SPONSORS FOR 2018:
SILVER SPONSORS FOR 2018:
BRONZE SPONSORS FOR 2018:
Bill Morneau & Nancy McCain
MEDIA SPONSORS FOR 2018:
THANK YOU AGAIN TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS !
It was a pleasure working with you. 2018 sponsorship opportunities are now available. Any and all questions should be emailed to Cabbagetown Festival Producer Meagan Madill at firstname.lastname@example.org.