Monday, December 21, 2020

Monday Mural

 I'm linking up at Monday Mural 

July 2020 - Toronto ON

Once 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.

The Ben Wicks Pub on 424 Parliament Street, named after the British-born cartoonist of the same name, 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.


  1. I especially like the Welcome to Cabbagetown, but oh, what a name! The lad peering into the couple having tea is good too.

  2. Thank you for sharing. I never realized there were so many murals in Cabbage Town.

  3. I'm amazed at all these murals you found in one area. Most are very colorful, and all are so different, even if they mainly deal with Cabbagetown.

  4. ...some many wonderful one, Cabbagetown is a favorite!

  5. That is an interesting name for a neighbourhood. The murals are all great but my favourite is the kid looking into the cafe, so cute :)
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Jackie.

  6. Really fantastic collection of outdoor art works! One more interesting than the next, with so much history.

    be safe... mae at

  7. Love the murals! Since you call cabbage a pungent vegetable, I take it that you are not fond of it? Since my mother cooked a lot of Indonesian food, she used it a lot, so I like it:)


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