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Walking through the Cabbagetown neighbourhood of Toronto for only a few minutes, it can quickly become apparent what sets this area apart from others in the city.

In this episode of Then&Now, Toronto Historian Morgan Cameron Ross looks back at the neighbourhood that has the "largest preserved continuous area of Victorian houses in North America."

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Toronto is famously referred to as one of the most diverse cities in the world for having a significantly multicultural population. But multiculturalism isn’t the only aspect that makes Toronto diverse - it also has a particularly heterogenous neighbourhood landscape. In fact, it has been coined “the city of neighbourhoods” because it has so many characteristic subdistricts.

Each neighbourhood in Toronto has its own unique history. A few of them have rather peculiar names that are intriguing and raise curiosity. Here are 12 Toronto neighbourhoods and the history behind their names:

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I could ramble on about all the great (and not-so-great) neighbourhoods in Toronto for hours on end. But if you're looking for a brief description to get the general feel of the area, here's what the some redditors had to say about our beloved city:

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When you venture into a grocery store, you are there for a reason: you are hungry and in need of food. But this can be hard to accomplish when there is too much stimulus and distraction around you (A.K.A. the people of Toronto). Grocery stores are full of all kinds of interesting people as long as you keep your eyes peeled. Here are 10 types of people you tend to meet in downtown Toronto grocery stores.

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Photo cred - Karim Rezk

Contrary to popular opinion, winter is a fantastic time to go for a walk. The world feels quieter when it's covered in snow, and everybody else is hiding out in their homes like wimps. If you're into walking as a way to clear your head, or help yourself think, winter is when you want to do it. Give some of these spots a try next time you need to stretch your legs a bit.

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