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.
Since 2012 over 40 businesses and property owners have been assisted by the Downtown St. John's Facade Improvement Program.
$100,000 in funding grants have been awarded since 2012.
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
Downtown St. John's has completed over $2.45 million worth of streetscape improvement and green space development projects since 1994
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.
Over 12,ooo followers on Twitter @DowntownStJohns and more than 10,000 friends on Facebook to share your social media posts with!
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.
Downtown St. John's has over 40 decorative trash receptacles placed throughout downtown to help minimize litter, and keep the area clean and beautiful.
Unique gifts and world-class food. Downtown can satisfy both your wallet and your stomach like nowhere else
Over 300 pole-mounted decorations along with over 100 seasonal pole mount banners adorn the downtown area to help light up the area and prepare for the annual Christmas Parade and holiday season.
Whether planned or spontaneous, the key to a great adventure is downtown
Downtown St. John's began organizing The Annual Downtown Busker Festival in 2004. Three days each August this premier summer event brings 20,000 - 25,000 people to the Downtown core.
Each person attending the festival spends on average $18.
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.
Downtown St. John's organized events such as the Christmas Parade, the Busker Festival and Reel Downtown bring tens of thousands of people to the area each year.
Downtown St. John's has been organizing the Downtown Christmas Parade since 1989 and it has grown to be one of the largest events in the province.
Average annual attendance is now approximately 50,000.
Since 1989 the parade has supported the Community Food Sharing Association by collecting over $250,000 in cash and in excess of 322,000 pounds of non-perishable food. The approximate dollar value of over $1 million in cash and non-perishable food to benefit the less fortunate amongst us throughout the province.
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Over 30 participating Downtown St. John's restaurants offering up mouth watering burgers all March long!
Andersons Butcher & Takeaway Coming Soon to 285 Water Street!
Now open at 200 Water Street.
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Water Street and Duckworth Street Winter Parking Ban begins Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.
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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)