About Cabbagetown-South St. James Town
Cabbagetown-South St. James Town neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Downsview-Roding-CFB, Weston-Pellam Park, Humberlea-Pelmo Park W4, Bay Street Corridor, Humberlea-Pelmo Park W5.
Cabbagetown-South St. James Town has 42 homes on the market. Of the 12795 total properties listed in Toronto, Cabbagetown-South St. James Town makes up just 0.3%. The average asking price of a property in Cabbagetown-South St. James Town is $1,693,489, with an estimated mortgage of $5,737 per month. That is 1.3 times of the average asking price of $1,351,750 in Toronto. Properties listed in Cabbagetown-South St. James Town are an average of 563 square feet, with 1.2 beds and 1.6 baths. Cabbagetown-South St. James Town has 16.7% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Cabbagetown-South St. James Town Neighbourhood Guide
Cabbagetown-South St. James Town, better known simply as Cabbagetown is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in the city of Toronto. The residents in this pocket of town hold a true pride and spirit about living in the community. Home to many writers, journalists, artists and musicians, real estate in Cabbagetown-South St. James Town comes with a creative side.
Cabbagetown-South St. James Town has the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian houses in all of North America. Most of the homes in the community were built between 1860 and 1895. Plenty of these houses have been kindly restored, of course under under the attentive eye of the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. This group which is made up of local residents has a pivotal role in guaranteeing that all the new developments and renovations adhere to the neighbourhoods historic identity.
This community is one that has deep roots connecting back to a time when life was something else, though not too dissimilar. Residents that purchase locally grown food reoccur even after decades. Adjacent to Riverdale Park West is a Victorian farm, once the former site of a zoo turned area where a weekly farmer’s market takes place. This farm is open every day of the week and admission is free. Riverdale Park also contains sports fields and serves as an access point to the Lower Don Recreation Trail.Riverdale Park is a big park that stretches across the Lower Don River among Cabbagetown to the west and Broadview Avenue in Riverdale to the east.
Cabbagetown-South St. James Town homes for sale may not come around too often since this is such a desirable neighbourhood. Besides the creative people who live in this neighbourhood, doctors, social workers and professors, some allied with the close by University of Toronto, and employees in the financial industry also reside here. This neighbourhood is within very close proximity to the downtown core and the Financial District.
Being situated in this part of the city has more perks, such as being near shopping such as the “Old Cabbagetown” shopping district. Right on Parliament Street, this district offers many unique shops and a wide selection of restaurants. The Carlton Street shopping quarter is comparable to Parliament Street, but on a much smaller scale. Other small pockets of retail shops can be found on Sherbourne and Garrard Streets as well as on Wellesley Avenue in Cabbagetown. An added bonus of living in the community is the annual Cabbagetown Fall Festival that takes place every September.
The Cabbagetown-South St. James Town name derives from the Irish immigrants who escaped the potato famine in the mid 19th Century. They arrived to the nieghbourhood then planted cabbage, and other sustainable vegetables on their grounds to secure an ample food supply. It was a blue-collar neighbourhood that hit its highest point of success just before the First World War.
The area turned into one that was increasingly impoverished after the war and was known as one of the city’s biggest slums. In the late 1940s, much of the community was demolished to make room for the Regent Park housing project. The development of new housing projects stopped in the 1970s after a reform movement opposed the plans.
According to Walkscore.com, Cabbagetown-South St.James Town is the 12th most walkable neighborhood in Toronto and totals 12,021 residents. MLS listings usually not that daily errands do not require a car in Cabbagetown-South St.James Town. There are about 2 car shares from Zipcar in the community, though other means of public transit exist.
The Sherbourne bus and Parliament streetcar link riders to stations on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. The Wellesley and Carlton Street buses connect passengers to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. For those who drive, the Don Valley Parkway is roughly five minutes away, and Toronto's downtown business and entertainment districts are not even ten minutes away from Cabbagetown.
Retail and Schools
Cabbagetown-South St. James Town real estate agents have many amenities to describe to potential homebuyers. For instance, Riverdale Park, the community’s recreational centre is also the same location as Riverdale Farm. Those who love to immerse themselves at nature can benefit from living in this neighbourhood because of it’s’ proximity to Riverdale Park which provides access to the Lower Don Recreation Trail and also contains sports fields.
Furthermore, the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre has drama, music and dance programs for kids. The Cabbagetown Youth Centre on Lancaster Avenue features arts, crafts and sports programs. The community public library is positioned right at the corner of Gerrard Street and Parliament.
Prices of real estate in Cabbagetown-South St. James Town vary though they may be on the higher end thanks to all the entertainment attractions that take place. The community has a unique culture that is celebrated every year at the Cabbagetown Festival. On the second weekend of September annually there is a two day festival with the parade being the highlight. Arts and crafts fairs take place throughout the weekend in Riverdale Park West and vendors from all over attend the event.
Additionally, The Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival feature short films from all over the globe every year since 1992. Many Canadian filmmakers and genres that are showcased include animation, documentary, dramatic narrative, comedy, experimental and music that run no longer than 15 minutes. The Forsythia Festival is another fest that is popular in the neighbourhood.