Cabbagetown has gone through many developments since it first took shape in the late nineteenth century. Set at the eastern end of the original City of Toronto and extending to the Don River, popular tradition attributes Cabbagetown as the place of residence for Irish settlers of the day, who tended to little fields of cabbages and vegetable plots. The mid-nineteenth century marked growth of the railway and industrial Toronto, bringing new ethnic elements to Cabbagetown. As urban workers increasingly populated the area, Victorian Cabbagetown developed.

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