Living in St. John's

Multiculturalism Week provides us the opportunity to engage in sharing, learning, and creating a more dynamic community, one that we can be part of and proud of.
adaptive equipment in winter scene
Adaptive equipment is available to borrow for free, to individuals who require their use. Contact the City's Inclusion staff at inclusion@stjohns.ca or call 576-6972.
Windsor Lake and watershed in winter
For the safety and quality of your drinking water do not undertake recreational activities such as skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling on our drinking water source areas.
The built heritage in St. John’s is a significant part of our culture. Each year on Heritage Day the City recognizes outstanding efforts in heritage restoration with the annual heritage awards.
​ChillFest 2019 takes place Thursday, Feb.14 to Monday, Feb. 18. See the complete events listing by clicking 'read more'.

Living in St. John's

Scenic Hiking Trail

The City of St. John's is a vibrant place to live, work and play. The City is pleased to offer a wide variety of services to our residents. In this section of the website you will find everything from animal adoption to information on the water you drink to our wide variety of recreational opportunities.  When you think of a municipality some of the most common services that may come to mind include garbage collection, water and sewer services, or roads. But the City of St. John's offers much more than the basic municipal services, have a look and find out why St. John's is such a great place to live and raise a family.

The Recreation Division has received HIGH FIVE™ Accreditation, the highest level of quality & safety in children's sport and recreation programs. To celebrate, free community events are being offered.
Due to the Good Friday holiday on April 19 and St. George’s Day holiday on Monday, April 22, most City offices and facilities will be closed.
Today, during Committee of the Whole, an update was provided regarding the permanent installation of the Veteran’s Square Reconfiguration originally piloted from August 14 to November 16, 2017.

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Water Street will be closed to traffic between Bishop’s Cove and Ayre’s ’s Cove to allow for work to be completed in the construction zone. Eastbound traffic will be directed to turn left from Water...
On Monday, April 1, construction will begin on Water Street between Bishop’s Cove and Ayre’s Cove for the second phase of a five-year project to rehabilitate underground infrastructure. Hours of...
The City of St. John's has received an application to rezone 22 Whiteway Street from the Residential Low Density (R1) Zone to the Residential Medium Density (R2) Zone. The purpose of this rezoning is...
The City of St. John's has received an application from 10718 NFLD Inc. to rezone land in the area of 100 Danny Drive from the Comprehensive Development Area-Southlands (CDA Southlands) Zone to the...
The City of St. John's has received an application from 10718 NFLD Inc. to rezone land in the area of 100 Danny Drive from the Comprehensive Development Area - Southlands (CDA Southlands) Zone to the...

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Have you ever heard the story of Peg Bearskin? Peg's big, ugly, and hairy, yes, but she's also smart enough and brave enough to outsmart a witch, help a king, and find husbands for her two...
Tom Dawe will be at Broken Books on Saturday, April 20 from 2-4 p.m. signing copies of his New and Collected Poems. Drop by to celebrate Tom's achievement and pick up your signed copy of this...
Make your own giant squid with great big googley-eyes. It's a great way to find out how the real animal is put together - from tentacles to tail fin. Included with admission. Free to Rooms...

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