downtown St. John's
we call it the oldest City in North America
and in Rosemary House's 'Rain, Drizzel and Fog', Mary Walsh said her father said St. John's was a City when New York was a mudhole.
St. John's is and always has been a rock star. early sailors found the way in to the sheltered harbour through walls of rock. cobbled stone made the lower path - early name of Water Street - passable a hundred or so years ago and in the spring of 2019 in the big little dig/the little big dig the roads were again rock uphove. what would become St. John's the Capital stretched up steep from the harbour in magnificent paths of least resistance where people setttled and set up shop and built houses - colourful perhaps, but not as colourful as they are now - and built churches and neighbourhood. a lot of churches. up until the 80s there were 10 churches between Harvey Road, Quidi Vidi Road and Springdale Street - a distance of less than three kilometres.
often there is rain, drizzle and fog, but as Republic of Doyle has shown the world, the sun shines and when it is more magnificent than any other place. and people and the place took on the characteristsics of each other. sharp, friendly, unique, interconnected. downtown. it's us.
we could't think of a better way to launch the all-new guide to the good than with a feature on the most magical spot downtown.
the g2g downtown video
look for the good
community think tank
inside scoop ~ trade tips from the experts
downtown ~ it's us feature wrap-up
forage with Ross Larkin & Celeste Mah
less than a year after Ross earned the title of Top Chef Canada, Celeste won Best Pastry Chef 2019 from Canada's 100 Best
a grenfell parka for the Pope
grenfell coats made a stay-at-home mother on the Northern Peninsula a busy business owner in the early 1970s
local fashion design exhibition online
this province's natural environment and the ethos of the place inspire design, and show up in the work of recent graduates from th...