Canaryville is a small Chicago neighborhood next to the old Stockyards on the south side. Bounded by Halsted, Canal, 39th & 49th, it has been a part of Chicago since 1889, when it was annexed from the Township of Lake. “Canaryville” enjoyed a reputation as one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city from the late nineteenth through much of the twentieth century. A largely Irish community on the South Side adjacent to Bridgeport in the New City community area.
Given its close proximity to the stockyards, the area's physical environment and economic life were shaped by livestock and meatpacking from the 1860s until the industry's decline in the postwar era. Canaryville's name may originally have derived from the legions of sparrows who populated the area at the end of the nineteenth century, feeding off stockyard refuse and grain from railroad cars, but the term was also applied to the neighborhood's rambunctious youth, its “wild canaries.” Gangs helped establish the neighborhood's truculent reputation and were active in attacks on African Americans during the 1919 Race Riot. Boasting a strong Democratic Party machine throughout the twentieth century, Canaryville also embraced a rich Roman Catholic cultural life centered on St. Gabriel's Parish. With the closing of the stockyards and the International Amphitheatre, population in the area began declining in the 1960s. Still populated largely by Irish, Canaryville now includes a sizeable Mexican community.
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Yeah mother fucker Canaryville
by jj5577 December 8, 2008
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shortened term for Charlottesville, VA
Let's hit up C-Ville tonight.
by wfs December 11, 2004
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We're going down to C ville to party at the frats tonight
by B. Clark July 18, 2005
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C ville (or C-Ville) is the term used by any artard whose home town begins with "C" and ends in "ville."

Do not tell them that you don't know where they're talking about, that you've never heard of their town or even suggest that other places begin with "C" and end in "ville" as this will incur their wrath.
Artard 1- "Man, I went back to C ville for Spring Break, hung out with my homies."
Artard 2- "No shit man, you're from Circleville? C-ville represent!"
Artard 1- "Circleville? C-ville is Churchville mofo."
*fight ensues, both idiots die, much jubilation*
by CsvlDaikun March 25, 2007
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A suburb or Washington DC know for its high crime rate and mob mentality, also referred to as Centreville
yo homie you see the shoot out in C ville last night?
by Bad Bad Leroy Brown October 13, 2004
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A town located under Columbus Ohio . Also known as circleville.Everyone who lives in town are either stoners, whores , trailor trash , or white kids who think they are black, and they is probably less than 10 black kids in the whole town. Pumpkin Show is the biggest event in town . Also where the biggest store is Wal-Mart and theres a dollar store around every corner and most likely a group of fuck ups skating around on there cheap skate board from Wal-Mart or 360 city. And where atleast 1 person in your family has worked at McDonalds .Everyone hangs out at
Circle -D and/or McDoanlds on the weekends and cruises around town with there gangster music tuned all the way up.Everyone knows everyone . You also have to be crazy to believe there is no drug dealers living there. It is the smallest most boringly stupid place on earth.
" hey Tony you going out tonight ?"
" Yea I'm going to Pumpkin Show ."
" Cool, Kaylas meeting me in downtown C-ville ."
" Sweet ...If i give you $5 will you buy me a joint?"
" Dude, I can get them for free , Kayla's dad gots the hook up."
" fucking right!"
by Thatstight March 19, 2007
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