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Main Street North

North End

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.

Photo Album

Main Street North Victoria Square Old North End Adelaide Street North Douglas Avenue North Clrendon Street North Marble Cove_north Metcalf Street North Durham Street North North end panorama from Fort Howe Snowman in front of the Crescent Valley Resource Centre An aerial of Douglas Avenue looking North Houses on Forth Howe overlooking the city Harbourview High School on Douglas Avenue Houses along Main Street North A panorama of Marble Cove in the North End Mount Pleasant North Aerial of the North end from Saint John Harbour Wooden details on an Adelaide Street building The Old North end Aerial of the Old North end and Shamrock Park Shamrock Park Houses along Victoria Street Aerial view of Wright Street North An autumn walk on the trails Bike trails at Rockwood Skating on Lily lake The greens at Rockwood Park Golf Course Portland area North

Council Representatives

Ward 2

Construction and Maintenance

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Rockland Road - Street Reconstruction

Project location: Rockland Road
Limits: Parks Street to Paradise Row
Budget: $870,000

Phase III Rockwood Park Master Plan

Project location: Rockwood Park
Limits: Rockwood Park
Budget: $1,840,000

Burpee Avenue - Street Reconstruction

Project location: Burpee Avenue
Limits: Rockland Road to Civic # 99
Budget: $290,000

Somerset Street - Asphalt Maintenance Resurfacing

Project location: Somerset Street
Limits: Churchill Boulevard to Civic # 560
Budget: $6,600,000

Sandy Point Road - Asphalt Maintenance Resurfacing

Project location: Sandy Point Road
Limits: Tucker Park Road to Foster Thurston Drive
Budget: $6,600,000

Parks Street Extension - Asphalt Maintenance Resurfacing

Project location: Parks Street Extension
Limits: Parks Street to Parkwood Avenue
Budget: $6,600,000

Hilyard Street - Asphalt Maintenance Resurfacing

Project location: Hilyard Street
Limits: Chesley Drive to Paradise Row
Budget: $6,600,000

Active Transportation - Main Street North

Project location: Main Street North
Limits: Main Street North
Budget: $435,000

Transit Routes and Stops