Welcome to the 31st Annual Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale
Cabbagetown is located in downtown Toronto, bounded by Wellesley, Parliament, and Gerrard streets and the Don Valley Expressway, easily accessible by public transit. The correct name for the area is Don Vale, but the name Cabbagetown, from the habit of its first residents to grow cabbages on their front lawns has stuck. The name was popularized in the Hugh Garner novel about the area.
The neighbourhood has changed since the days when it was known as the "largest Anglo-Saxon slum in North America"; it has been renovated, rebuilt, and retouched to become a heritage neighbourhood where many famous Canadians in the arts live. The Victorian architecture and narrow streets attract tourists year round.
The Cabbagetown Festival and the Riverdale Farm Fall Festival have been held for the past nineteen years on the weekend after Labour Day and have grown to attract over 20,000 people. The festival starts on Thursday night and continues through Sunday: Parliament Street is closed to traffic on Saturday for the annual parade and all-day entertainment. Sidewalk cafés and garage sales abound.
The Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale is held in Riverdale Park, right beside Riverdale Farm in the centre of Cabbagetown. The farm represents a turn of the century small family farm with a farmhouse, barn, and a variety of heritage breed farm animals. The Riverdale Farm Fall Festival includes craft demonstrations, corn roasts, fiddle playing, and children's activities. You will also find great restaurants and, for out-of-town visitors, bed & breakfasts close by. You can also find out what else is going on during the Cabbagetown Festival by visiting www.cabbagetownfestival.org.
attract tourists year round.