The Cabbagetown Southwest Heritage Conservation District Study was prioritized by City Council in March 2015. The study was recommended to provide an overall understanding of the area’s history and heritage character and to determine if designation as a heritage conservation district would be an appropriate heritage planning tool for the area.

The City Planning Division initiated the Cabbagetown Southwest Heritage Conservation District Study in Spring 2018 and retained a project team led by EVOQ Architecture (heritage architects) with Urban Strategies Inc. (planning consultants) and LURA (facilitators) to prepare the study report, which was endorsed by the Toronto Preservation Board in Spring 2019.

The Cabbagetown Southwest HCD Plan was initiated in Summer 2020, with a project team led by EVOQ Architecture (heritage architects), Re:Public Urbanism (planning consultants) and LURA (facilitators) preparing policy and guidelines recommendations and leading community consultation.

The Cabbagetown Southwest Heritage Conservation District Plan Area is generally bound by Sherbourne Street to the west, Carlton Street to the north, Parliament Street to the east and Dundas Street East to the south, with extensions on Seaton Street, Ontario Street and Berkeley Street.

This is a map of the Cabbagetown Southwest HCD Study Area boundary

The Cabbagetown Southwest Heritage Conservation District Plan was initiated in Summer 2020 and is estimated to take one year to complete. Once complete the study report and an accompanying staff report will be presented to the Toronto Preservation Board, Toronto and East York Community Council and City Council prior to designation.