New high-rise condos bunched up against heritage conversions, loft spaces & micro suites, and hidden flats above low-rise storefronts. All done with a certain local flair that makes our Downtown feel just the right size of urban. Local boutique shopping is the norm here, in the Design District around Herald St, Mosaic Village on Upper Fort St, and the intimate Lower Johnson (LoJo) boutiques. Bike or walk, you’re always near the waterfront as well as neighbouring urban villages.
Recent years have brought us new buildings like The Era, Sovereign, 834 Johnson, The Oriental, Mondrian, Hudson, Union – with the Escher and Janion projects undergoing development now. With developers and the City working to revitalize historic buildings and walkability along the waterfront, coupled with the construction of the new Johnson St. Bridge, Downtown is currently enjoying some important rejuvenation.