Welcome to the
Art & Crafts Sale
Friday, September 6, 2013, 1.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
the 2012 Cabbagetown Art and Crafts Sale Award
Directions to sale.
Cabbagetown is located in downtown Toronto, bounded by Wellesley,
Parliament, and Gerrard streets and the Don Valley Expressway,
easily accessible by public transit. The correct
name for the area is Don Vale, but the name Cabbagetown, from
the habit of its first residents to grow cabbages on their front
lawns has stuck. The name was popularized in the Hugh Garner novel
about the area.
neighbourhood has changed since the days when it was known as
the "largest Anglo-Saxon slum in North America"; it has been renovated,
rebuilt, and retouched to become a heritage neighbourhood where
many famous Canadians in the arts live. The Victorian architecture
and narrow streets attract tourists year round.
Festival and the Riverdale Farm Fall Festival have been held
for the past nineteen years on the weekend after Labour Day and
have grown to attract over 20,000 people. The festival starts
on Thursday night and continues through Sunday: Parliament Street
is closed to traffic on Saturday for the annual parade and all-day
entertainment. Sidewalk cafés and garage sales abound.
The Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale is held
in Riverdale Park, right beside Riverdale
Farm in the centre of Cabbagetown. The farm represents a turn
of the century small family farm with a farmhouse, barn, and a
variety of heritage breed farm animals. The Riverdale Farm
Fall Festival includes craft demonstrations, corn roasts,
fiddle playing, and children's activities. You will also find great restaurants and, for out-of-town
visitors, bed & breakfasts close by. You can also find out what else is going on during the Cabbagetown Festival by visiting www.cabbagetownfestival.org.
As you can tell, the Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale
is in the middle of a lot of activity. Each year 180 artists and
craftspeople exhibit in the juried sale, which is known as a place
to find high quality items. Admission for visitors to
the sale is FREE! The sale is also a community fund raising
Because of the number of Festival activities taking place all weekend, the best approach to Riverdale Park is up Sumach Street, north two blocks from Gerrard.
It is strongly recommended that visitors come to Cabbagetown by TTC:
Take the Bloor Subway to Castle Frank Station and take the Parliament or Wellesley Street Bus to Parliament at Wellesley, then walk east to SUMACH street AND SOUTH TO THE PARK.
Take the Yonge Subway to College and then take the streetcar east on Carlton. PLEASE NOTE: on Saturday, the Carlton Streetcar will be DIVERTED to Dundas Street due to the closing of Parliament Street, but it will turn north on Parliament and then east along Gerrard to Sumach. Walk two blocks north on Sumach to the park.
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Cabbagetown Art & Crafts
Sale, 456 Sumach St
Toronto ON M4X 1V7
For information call: 416-926-0237, e-mail: email@example.com