St. John’s is made up of a number of distinct neighborhoods. Defined by their history, landscape, and unique cultural heritage, together they create the character of our city. An accessible Neighborhood Profile system that includes these distinct neighbourhoods within stable working boundaries is our investment towards reaching the goal of improving the health and vibrancy of our local and beloved communities.
As St. John’s becomes a more livable city with a wide range of amenities, programs, and services that support a healthy quality of life and an increasingly welcome community, the city is becoming larger in scale and increasingly diverse. Smaller communities, local cultural areas, and neighbourhoods are the core building blocks for city programs, services, and policies. These Neighbourhood Profiles are intended to present basic characteristics on these neighbourhood areas.
These 26 neighbourhood boundaries were developed to help local government and community organizations with long-term planning by creating meaningful boundaries to assist with the collection of long-term data over time. These neighbourhood boundaries were developed using man-made boundaries such as major roadways, former municipal borders, and natural boundaries such as river and lakes. Choices about neighbourhood boundaries were made to make the data in the profiles useful to as many users as possible and are not intended to be statements or judgments about where a neighbourhood starts or ends. Neighbourhood Profiles also include neighbour-focused plans and information for the residents and visitors of St. John’s and will assist those who need the statistical information for program planning, community outreach, development, and also those who may be relocating. The social information that will be included can help to make residents and visitors aware of the many activities and amenities that are available to them in their own neighbourhood as well as neighbouring areas.
The boundaries for these neighbourhoods were developed using the following criteria:
- originally based on planning areas, former municipality boundaries, and existing local cultural area neighbourhood boundaries;
- respecting existing boundaries such as natural boundaries (rivers), and man-made boundaries (streets, highways, etc.);
- maintaining neighbourhood areas small enough for service organizations to combine them to fit within their service area; and
- the final number of neighbourhood areas be manageable for the purposes of data presentation and reporting.
This information is a project of the City of St. John’s.
For more information, please contact us