While the Bay-n-Gable style, in its strong verticality, might be regarded as Gothic in inspiration, particularly when accompanied by pointed arch openings, as on Amelia Street, Cabbagetown has several fine examples from the same period of pure Gothic Revival houses. The style was inspired by the late Romantic Movement, in which a picturesque composition is characterized by high ornamentation.

For some splendid examples take a walk over to:

  • 384 Sumach Street (The “Witch’s House”)
  • 255 Carlton Street, and several on Rose Avenue