We aim to make the downtown a more attractive place to live, shop, work, and visit while preserving and enhancing it as the dominant commercial centre of St. John’s.
Downtown St. John's is perceived as a special place. Many residents see Downtown St. John's as a special place within the community. It is a place fro special events and activities such as:
Shopping in Unique stores
Celebrating special occasions
Walking and viewing sites
Food, music, art, and so much more are yours to experience downtown. We have something for everyone, so you can find what you're looking for all right here
Newfoundland's first bank robbery took place at The Colonial's savings bank, which was located in the buildings basement.
Have it all right outside your door. Work, shopping, nature, and so much more are all downtown, and you can enjoy it right on your front step.
Downtown St. John's has over 40 decorative trash receptacles placed throughout downtown to help minimize litter, and keep the area clean and beautiful.
A place where new industry and old tradition meet by the ocean, and industry leading international companies meet independent local businesses, this is more than your typical workplace.
95 poles have been wrapped with Tyvek, for the easier removal of old posters by Downtown St. John’s, in partnership with the city of St. John’s and NL Power.
Unique gifts and world-class food. Downtown can satisfy both your wallet and your stomach like nowhere else
The Christmas Parade attracts over tens of thousands of spectators, approximately 100 entries, 5000 participants, and more than 4500 volunteers.
Whether planned or spontaneous, the key to a great adventure is downtown
Downtown St. John's has completed over $2.45 million worth of streetscape improvement and green space development projects since 1994
Downtown never stops, and neither should you. Plan your own experience and find out just how much downtown St. John’s has to offer when you get involved.
Government House is constructed of red sandstone quarried from Signal Hill by labourers from Scotland, upon it's completion in 1831 the final cost was three times more than the original estimate.
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Effective June 1, 2015 until Christmas, all Gold Star Retailers will be open for at least the following hours: Monday to Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm; Thursday and Friday 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.
Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm
Contact: Lorne Loder, Owner
Location: New Gower Street (between Barters Hill and Queen Street)
Start Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014 – 7:00 am to Friday, March 21, 2014 – 11:45 pm
Motorists and pedestrians are advised that New Gower Street eastbound (both lanes) will be closed between Barters Hill and Queen Street beginning 7 am, Sunday, March 16 until Friday, March 21 to facilitate work on the St. John’s Convention Centre. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and expect significant delays.
For more information please contact Access St. John’s at 311 or 754-CITY (2489)