Cabbagetown Blooms During Yearly Festival

Contributed By Kathy Flaxman. When Cabbagetown opens up its heart to the whole city, it’s a special, very exciting time.  The Cabbagetown Festival, this year celebrated on the weekend of September 10th, is truly a blast, boasting streets bursting with music, pop up shopping, plays and playlets and street food so tasty that no one with a single live taste bud can resist it.  An artists’ show in Riverdale Park attracts flocks of appreciative shoppers and lookers while starting early Saturday morning a giant lawn sale takes place where you can get everything from a second hand cappuccino maker to a carpet, beautifully made in Tehran.  Sharpen your bargaining skills – the Festival’s only a week away!

 
Owen Robinson has visited the Festival many times. “The street food available from the local restaurants and shops is fantastic, especially from the smaller vendors offering delights such as grilled corn and murtabak,” Owen points out. “And of course there is always a stacked peameal bacon sandwich from Mark of St Jamestown Steak & Chops to start the mornings off right!”

 
Walking around Cabbagetown can feel a bit like a busman’s holiday to Owen, who in his working life is a member of the Weenen General Contracting Limited team.  “There is such an extraordinary variety of architecture in the area,” he notes.  “It gives me a great sense of pride to walk by homes we’ve worked on.”

 
Cabbagetown is a diverse neighbourhood and its community spirit, unequalled, will be in full flower during the Festival “This is the first opportunity for many neighbourhood residents to catch up after the summer and re-establish the relationships that make Cabbagtown such an engaged community,” Owen says.

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