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Ihtoli-maqahamok - The Gathering Space has been unveiled as the official name for the redeveloped space in and around Fundy Quay in Saint John. Image: Submitted/City of Saint John

Redeveloped Saint John waterfront space to open in June

By Brad Perry Apr 4, 2024 | 3:00 PM

Work continues to redevelop the public space at Market Slip along Saint John’s waterfront.

Chief Administrative Officer Brent McGovern said the space, named Ihtoli-maqahamok – The Gathering Space, should be open to the public in June.

“The contractor has nearly completed the installation of the retaining walls for the tidal steps, and the underground piping for the rock pool fountain is now complete as well,” McGovern told council this week.

“The next step is to form the landscaped areas that will outline the rock pool fountain and the Harbour Passage areas.”

Demolition of the promenade area between Market Slip and Market Square has started and work on the stage building is “progressing well,” he said.

McGovern said they also plan to have the Harbour Passage extension and enclosed patios open by June as well.

“Installation of concrete pavers continues, as weather permits, along harbour passage, and the wooden handrail installation continues as well,” he said.

“Glazing for the patio enclosures and the structures is almost complete, and installation of mechanical and electrical for the enclosed patios has started on the interior of the Market Square, as well as fire-rated separation work.”

There will still be some ongoing work throughout the summer, such as the installation of signage, said McGovern.