Mount Pleasant, Crescent Valley, Old North End, Spar Cove, Rockwood, Shamrock Park, Portland
Character. History. Urban.
There’s energy and opportunity throughout the North End. A more dense community, it’s very close to uptown, and is full of interesting and unusual places to visit. Restaurants, shops, community centres, and schools are often accessible by transit and by foot, although vehicles are still the easiest way to get around.
There is a variety of housing available from historic homes, to smaller single family homes to all manner of apartments and parts of this area are undergoing much needed transformation.
Though urban, this community has an enviable amount of parkland, too. Such as Rockwood Park—which, at twenty-two hundred acres, is one of Canada’s largest urban parks. Shamrock Park is a prime active outdoor recreation facility for the city.
The Mount Pleasant area is considered to be the city’s first suburb. Robert Reed built a castle-like hotel atop Mount Pleasant in 1888, which attracted other businessmen to build opulent homes in the area, and it remains a desirable place to live and visit. Closer to Rockwood Park, large and small single detached houses are the norm.
The “Old North End” was once its own city known as Portland. Until 1889, its commerce was focused on the river, where the riverboats loaded and offloaded goods to and from inland New Brunswick. Today “North enders” enjoy an excellent pedestrian connection to the uptown via Harbour Passage.
The boundaries and data used to define the neighbourhoods in this section are supplied by Statistics Canada as Census Tracts and may not reflect exact local area names and boundaries. Every effort has been made to include as many local names as possible.