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The alleys of Uptown Saint John

South Central Peninsula

South End, Waterloo Village, Uptown

Heritage. Entertainment. Energy.

This is the financial, entertainment, and cultural hub of Saint John. Including uptown and the Trinity Royal Heritage Conservation Area, this is the energetic urban core of the city, with corporate head offices, post-secondary facilities, hotels, shops, bars, restaurants—and homes and schools too. 

Uptown Saint John is unique in that it contains a large number of historically preserved buildings, built after a fire levelled most of the area in in 1877. It’s why a walk through these narrow streets rewards the explorer with preserved historic buildings, heritage blocks, and homes of great character. 

South Central Peninsula homes are as diverse at it comes. Centuries-old brownstones; wooden single-family houses; duplexes; small apartment buildings; converted lofts; taller condo buildings. The one thing the homes have in common is a density you expect of a city laid out before the automobile. And residents here can and do get along well without a vehicle. 

Some of this community’s well-known hotspots include the City Market, built in 1876; the Imperial Theatre, and two other theatres; Harbour Passage; King’s Square, which was laid out for public use in 1783; and Prince William Street—the first streetscape in Canada to be recognized by the Heritage Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to have the “most continuous collection of Italianate and 2nd Empire building in Canada.”

Currently the fastest growing area of the city population wise, this area has served as home to thousands throughout time. Written accounts in the early 17th century refer to a large Malécite village at the mouth of the St. John River. Charles de St.-Étienne de la Tour was the governor of established Fort La Tour at the mouth of the St. John River in the 1600s.

After the Loyalists arrived in Saint John in 1783, two areas became the focus of development, Upper Cove and Lower Cove. Upper Cove is now known as Market Square-King Street, the commercial heart of the city. Lower Cove, around Broad Street, is now a mixture of residential, industrial and military buildings.

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

A shop on Prince William Street A couple sits on a guiderail at Crown Street Courtney Bay A view of Partridge Island from Tin Can Beach A view of the Mount Pleasant north from the belvedere at Peel Plaza A wood shingled home in Uptown Aerial facing east Aerial of Rainbow Park Brick alleyways Uptown Brownstones on Orange Street Aerial of Central Peninsula Chown Field in Waterloo Village Saint John Law Courts and Peel Plaza in the City center The historic brick buildings in Uptown Saint Joh The roof of the City Market Uptown Saint John at night Uptown streets in the fog Brick homes in historic Saint John Historic brick buildings in Uptown Saint John Homes in the Trinity Royal area Homes on Duke Street Princess Street on a foggy day Steps leading to Queens Square The fountain at Kings Square The Saint John City Market Imperial Theatre on Kings Square Tin Can Beach

Council Representatives

Ward 3

Construction and Maintenance

Project:
Start Date:
End Date:
Fundy Quay and Loyalist Plaza - Redevelopment

Project location: Seawall Refurbishment, Site Preparation and Public Space Redevelopment
 

Water Street - Water and Sewer Construction

Project location: Water Street
Project limits: Princess Street to Outfall 

 

Dorchester Street - Asphalt Maintenance Resurfacing

Project location: Dorchester Street
Project limits: Carleton Street to Hazen Street
Budget: $6,500,000

Germain Street - Water and Sewer Construction

Project location: Germain Street
Project limits: St. James Street to Queen Street
Budget: $162,000

Wentworth Street - Street Reconstruction

Project location: Wentworth Street
Project limits: Elliott Row to Orange Street
Budget: $1,665,000

Waterloo Street - Street Reconstruction

Project location: Waterloo Street
Project limits: Haymarket Square to Castle Street
Budget: $2,480,000

St. James Street - Street Reconstruction

Project location: St. James Street
Project limits: Prince William Street to Germain Street
Budget: $621,000

Princess Street - Street Reconstruction

Project location: Princess Street
Project limits: Wentworth Street to Crown Street
Budget: $1,545,000

Princess Street - Water and Sewer Construction

Project location: Princess Street
Project limits: Water Street to Germain Street
Budget: $365,000

Lower Cove Loop - Water and Sewer Construction

Project location: Lower Cove Loop 
Project limits: Charlotte Street to Germain Street
Budget: $535,000

Germain Street - Street Reconstruction

Project location: Germain Street
Project limits: St. James Street to Lower Cove Loop 
Budget: $610,000

Charlotte Street - Street Reconstruction

Project location: Charlotte Street
Project limits: Trinity Church to Princess Street
Budget: $360,000

Broadview Avenue - Street Reconstruction

Project Location: Broadview Avenue
Project Limits: Charlotte Street to Carmarthen Street
Budget: $1,410,000

Transit Routes and Stops