- Places to Explore
- Travel Tips
- Fodor's Choice
Mockingly named by outsiders for the cabbages that grew on tiny lawns and were cooked in nearly every house, the term is used with a combination of inverse pride and almost wistful irony today. Although it has few tourist attractions per se, it's fun to stroll around and enjoy the architectural diversity of this funky residential area. The enclave extends roughly from Parliament Street on the west—about 1½ km (1 mi) due east of Yonge Street—to the Don River on the east, and from Bloor Street on the north to Queen Street East on the south.
The St. James Cemetery at the northeast corner of Parliament and Wellesley streets contains interesting burial monuments, including the small yellow-brick Gothic Chapel of St. James-the-Less with a handsome spire rising from the church nave. Built between 1859 and 1860, it is still considered one of the most beautiful church buildings in the country. Also nearby is Necropolis Cemetery, the resting place of many of Toronto's pioneers—including Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. The 1872 chapel, gate, and gatehouse of the nonsectarian burial ground constitute one of the most attractive groupings of small Victorian buildings in Toronto.
Free Fodor's Newsletter
Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.
Fodor's Trip Planning Ideas
- Weekend Getaways: Fodor's Recommends the Best Weekend Escapes in the US
- Great American Vacation: Find Your Next U.S. Trip with Fodor's
- 80 Degrees: Fodor's Helps You Find Your Best Beach Vacation Spots
- Go List: Fodor's Top 25 Places to Go in 2013
- Hotel Awards 2012: Fodor's 100 Top Hotels
- Best of Europe: Fodor's Picks the Best Places to Visit in Europe
- $135 -- Toronto 4-Diamond Stay w/Ticket to Any Toronto Event The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
- $204 & up -- 4-Star Toronto Hotel, Pay Birth Year for 2nd Nt Sheraton Centre Toronto
At almost 1pm, with a blast of its horn my cruise ship pulls away from the dock and we are on the way for one of the shortest cruises I have ever taken. Read more
From Montreal to Vancouver B.C and many other places I have visited in Canada over the years, I have always enjoyed my time in this beautiful country except for a few winter days in Edmonton or having to Read more
We'd love to go to a rodeo this summer while we are on our Canadian travels! Actually, anything that we might not do in the States (or Netherlands where the inlaws are coming from) would Read more
· News & Features
New Yorker, Michelin-rated Chef, Frenchman, and father, Daniel Boulud knows where to find great food,... Read more
Canada's largest city is a terrific food destination with five Chinatowns, two Little Italys, a Greektown,... Read more
Last week, the Four Seasons Toronto reopened after getting a major face lift.... Read more