July 2020 - Toronto ONOnce Toronto's poorest neighbourhood, a textbook skid-row, Cabbagetown on the city's east side bloomed into an upscale, culture-soaked place to live and do business, adored by artists, doctors and everything in between. Cabbagetown is dubbed as being home to the largest area of preserved Victorian homes, whose brick facades lend the area the old-world charm craved by young professionals and well-established families alike. Trendy independent cafes and cozy pubs make their home here too, as well as the city's best weekly farmer's market and a handful of annual festivals.
The quirky name is derived from the produce of choice grown by poor Irish immigrants who once dominated Cabbagetown's population and raised the pungent vegetable in their front yards.
This was painted in 2005 by Ryan Dineen.
Theon , named after the British-born cartoonist , has been closed for years. The wall painting advertising it on the wall north of the pub's former location, drawn in Ben Wicks' style on the wall north, does remain.