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"It's a fine flag"

Mr Monkey across the road from Wellesley Cottages Mr Monkey on Wellesley Street

This row of cottages, Wellesley Cottages, was built in 1886-7 and is typical of much of Toronto's cheaper 19th century housing. No-one really seems to know where the name 'Cabbagetown' came from, but there's a theory that it's something to do with Irish immigrants planting lots of cabbages. It might have started as an insult, but the area is proud of the name now, and many houses fly the Cabbagetown flag.

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