Best place in Cabbagetown for a bite to eat … So many places, but I can often be seen having a club sandwich with an amazing beer at the House on Parliament or picking up some ingredients for a homemade meal at Epicure. If it’s a simple snack I’m in the mood for, Daniel et Daniel’s mini chicken chimichangas are the way to go! Oh jeez, and Thai Room for some amazing Pad Thai!
Cabbagetown needs … More stores and cafes that are open late.
Favourite block … Where the action is on Parliament, from Carlton to Spruce. Seeing all of the amazing shops and all the people going about their day is nothing short of invigorating. A VERY close second, however, is Metcalfe from Winchester to Carlton. That place turns into a theme park come Hallowe’en.
Best public space … Riverdale Park West, of course! A lovely place for a relaxing picnic and a chance to do some quality dog watching!
Favourite store … Again, too many to fully list here, but Epicure is definitely one of my favourites for every day or special occasions. And I love seeing what new glasses designs Face Furniture Optical are showcasing. I got my sunglasses there and wear them often!
Cabbagetown pet peeve … The odd store that just remains vacant, occasionally being used as a candidate HQ when an election comes around. I’d very much like to see those empty spaces become something.
Cabbagetown’s best kept secret … The beautiful and quiet streets to go down for a nice walk at night. Also being a roughly five minute walk from nearly anything you need!
Best reason to join the Cabbagetown Residents Association (CRA) … To stay up to date on all of the community goings-on and upcoming events!