cabbage town


noun Canadian.
a depressed or dilapidated urban area, especially a city slum.

after Cabbagetown, a depressed area of Toronto, allegedly so called because its inhabitants' diet consisted mainly of cabbage Unabridged
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Cabbagetown (ˈkæbɪdʒˌtaʊn)
a former slum area of Toronto, now known for its Victorian architecture and thriving arts community

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