2021 Facade Grant Applications Now Open

Program Overview

The application period for 2021 Facade Grants is now open! Facade Grants are awarded to cover up to fifty percent of project costs, to a maximum of $1000 per PID. Funds are limited and awards are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, please fill out the form below.

Uptown Saint John 2021 Facade Grant Application



The program provides for a one-time reimbursement, up to 50% (percent) to a maximum of $1000 per PID. Only eligible facade improvements will be considered for funding. Forms must be complete or will be disqualified.

Eligible Buildings

Eligible buildings are commercial buildings with facades visible from the front of the street. New construction does not require occupancy in order to be eligible for this program.

Eligible Expenditures/Activities

Facade renovation activities must involve the general upgrading of a building’s external appearance. Facade program funding is to be used for permanent exterior visual improvements to a street facade or storefront, and is not to be used for structural repairs. Permanent exterior improvements that are eligible include:
– Masonry repairs and tuckpointing
– Repair/replace/preserve (including the exposure and cleaning) historically significant architectural details
– Storefront facade infill and/or reconstruction
– Exterior painting and repairs to the finishes of original buildings


If you are unable to complete the application using the online form above, please use this PDF version and email the completed document to allie@uptownsj.com.

Paw Party 2019

This years Paw Party was a HUGE success! We loved celebrating International Dog Day with all kinds of dogs and their friendly owners! Thank you to the SPCA, Global Pet Foods, Saint Martins Dog Boarding Kennels/ABC Dog Training, Saint John Seadogs, 97.3 the wave and Counselor David Hickey for leading our dog parade! We can’t wait to see all the dogs and owners again next year to celebrate International Dog Day with us at our Paw Party for 2020!

Uptown Weekend Events! August 1st – 4th 2019

Thursday, August 1st 2019

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Saint John Night Market

5:00PM @ South Market Street

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Big Tide Joggers and Lagers

6:00PM @ Big Tide Brewing

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub

Country Star Kickoff

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

Nick Gay

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday, August 2nd 2019 

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Area 506

6:30 @ Water Front Saint John

Live Music at O’Leary’s

7:00PM @ O’Learys Pub


10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Saturday, August 3rd 2019

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Area 506

6:30 @ Water Front Saint John


10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Sunday, August 4th 2019

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM @ Queen Square

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Sunday Jazz Night!

8:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk

Catapult Coffee & Studio Now Open On Princess Street!

Step into Catapult Coffee & Studio at 116 Princess Street and immediately feel warm, comfortable and relaxed.  This recently renovated space has been completely transformed by Catapult Construction, another social enterprise operated out of Outflow.

Catapult Coffee & Studio embraces the social enterprise opportunity, making it a priority to employ, mentor and train those in our community who desire to advance their skills and become more employable.  This emphasis on helping the community brings Catapult Coffee beyond the practical nature of a typical coffeeshop – though we must say, this space is no cookie-cutter café.  Charming, cozy, unique and delicious, Catapult Coffee & Studio is already one of our shining uptown stars and we are excited and proud to have you in the hood!

Stop by Catapult Coffee & Studio for a hot drink, and stay awhile.  Be sure check out the creative studio, where all textiles are made by Catapult Creative, while you are there!

Find Catapult Coffee & Studio:

On the street:  116 Princess Street
Phone:  642.6442
Facebook:  @Catapultcoffeeandstudio
Website:  outflowsj.com/catapultcoffee
Instagram:  @catapultcoffeeandstudio

Pictured in featured photo are directors; Miriam, Kara, Ian, Andrew and Jayme.  They love what they do and welcome you to come visit anytime.

Faduma prepares authentic samosas for the coffee shop – these aren’t your typical samosas – they are delicious!!

Yes, yes, yes!  They have a ‘toast bar!’  Check out the menu!


Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail 2018

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail has become a very special holiday tradition uptown.  Between November 26th and December 24th, view hand-made gingerbread creations at various businesses uptown.  Perhaps try to see every one and pick your favorite!  This is a perfect time to enjoy a relaxing day uptown with all of the seasonal sights and sounds.  Be sure to stop for hot chocolate and a Christmas Cookie!



















Where to see the Gingerbread creations:

Adecco . Market Square, Level 1

Angus Miller Ltd . Market Square, Level 2

Atlantica . Market Square, Level 1

Barred Rock Chicken . Market Square, Level 1

Billy’s Seafood Company . 51 Charlotte Street

Brunswick Square Dental . Brunswick Square, Level 3

Creative Connections . 95 Prince William Street

Enterprise Saint John . 40 King Street

Grannan’s Seafood & Grill . Market Square, Level 1

Harbourview High Culinary Arts Class . Viewable at Imperial Theatre

Heroes’ Beacon . 25 Charlotte Street

Hilton Hotel . One Market Square

Inspire Collections . Market Square, Level 1

Keirsteads Flower Shop . 143 Charlotte Street

Lemongrass Thai Fare . Market Square, Bar Level

Manchester Shoe Salon . Market Square, Level 2

McGill’s . Market Square, Bar Level

New Brunswick Museum . Market Square, Level 1

Partner’s Global Commercial Real Estate . 17 Canterbury Street

Port Saint John . Brunswick Square, Level 2

Printworks . Market Square, Level 1

Rock 88.9 . Market Square, Level 1

Saint John Ale House . Market Square, Level 1

Saint John Free Public Library . Market Square, Level 2

Salesforce . Brunswick Square, Level 2

Samuel & Co . Market Square, Level 1

Telus . Market Square, Level 2

The Baking Stone . Saint John City Market

The Chapman Group . 115-117 Germain Street

Tim Hortons . Market Square, Level 1

Toro Taco . Market Square, Level 1

Uptown Vibes . 80 Prince William Street

Walsh Luggage . Market Square, Level 1

Wild Flours Sweets and Treats . 91 Prince William Street

Welcome Uptown to Pomodori Pizzeria!

At Pomodori Pizzeria, Uptown Saint John’s newest pizza restaurant, the oven literally never turns off. Neapolitan pizzas are cooked for 90 seconds at 800-1000 degrees, in a hardwood-fired oven that is sealed each night to maintain its heat.  Served uncut as per Italian tradition, Pomodori’s individually-sized pizzas are offered in a variety of flavor combinations (think: everything from Thai chicken peanut to meat lover’s con carne), as well as with customizable toppings.

One of the main draws for Uptown restaurant-goers is Pomodori’s incredibly quick service – pizzas are brought to your table piping hot, but there’s no bill to wait for once you’re finished since you order at the counter. If sitting at Picaroons is more your speed, the friendly waitstaff will even deliver your pizza next door. What’s better than pizza and a pint?

Pomodori doesn’t just specialize in pizza, either: their espresso is to die for.  A selection of Italian-style coffee beverages compliments their pizza and gelato menu, while hand-squeezed lemonade, wine and craft beer round out their beverage offerings. The next time you’re in the neighbourhood, start your day off Italian-style with a shot of espresso or try their caffe latte for a caffeinated treat.

What are you waiting for? You can find Pomodori Uptown at:

Check out some photos of the new space below:





Weekend Events June 15th – 17th

Friday, June 15th

Saint John International Culture Fest

9:00am @ Harbour Passage

50th Anniversary Celebration – South End Daycare

11:00am – 3:00pm @ The Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal

17th Annual Community Fair

2:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Friday Night Live Music on the Patio

6:00pm – 9:00pm @ Steamers Lobster Company

The ‘first ever’ International Fashion Show in Saint John

6:00pm – 9:00pm @ The Kent Theatre

Script Happens 2018

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company

Queen: It’s Kinda Magic

8:00pm – 10:30pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Kendra Gale Band at The Loyalist City Ribfest

10:00pm – 12:00am @ The Long Wharf

Saturday, June 16th

Saint John Tool Library & DIY Centre Grand Opening

10:30am – 8:00pm @ The Saint John Tool Library (SJTL)

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00am – 11:30am, 12:00pm – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm @ (Pugsley Slip) Port Saint John

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Script Happens 2018

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company

Art Battle Finals

7:30pm – 11:30pm @ The Sanctuary Theatre

Sunday, June 17th

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Weekend Events June 8th – 10th

Friday, June 8th

Step In Time Dance HAMPTON Year End Showcase

6:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Film Fest TIFF Opening Gala

6:30pm – 9:45pm @ New Brunswick Museum in the Mary Oland Theatre

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John Presents Bryan O’Gorman

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

Saturday, June 9th

Indigenous Culture of New Brunswick

10:00am – 4:00pm @ The New Brunswick Museum (NBM)

Film Fest TIFF – Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

10:30am – 12:00pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Inside Uptown Residential Tour 2018

12:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Market Square Atrium

Film Fest TIFF Presents Modified

1:00pm – 3:30pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Social Mix’n’Chat

2:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Saint John Public Library

Film Fest TIFF Presents NB Filmmaker Showcase

3:00pm – 4:30pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John Presents Bryan O’Gorman

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

HOT IN HERRRE – the 2000s Party

9:00pm – 2:00am @ The Kent Theatre

Sunday, June 10th

Children’s Literacy Day and Book Launch!

9:00am – 2:00pm @ The Queen Square Farmers’ Market