St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Pleasantville is the site of a former U.S. and Canadian military base in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador that was first constructed during the Second World War.

The approximately 64-acre (25.9 hectare) site is located in the city’s east end and enjoys a number of amenities, including a nearby golf course and views of Quidi Vidi Lake.

In early 2006, Canada Lands Company acquired the federal government’s share of the property from Public Works and Government Services Canada and since that time up until July 2014 Department of National Defence (DND) leased space on the property for housing and defence-related purposes.

The proposed vision for the property is being realized and calls for a primarily residential development with a mix of housing types including townhomes, single family homes and apartment/condominium units. Local commercial opportunities to complement the residential uses are also being considered as components of the new ‘community’ approach at Pleasantville.

When completed, the new residential construction at Pleasantville will provide people living in St. John’s with a variety of housing options near the city centre. The new community incorporates innovative features, including a stormwater management system.

Phase 1 (eastern portion of the site) has had new services and roads installed and a number of the development blocks have been constructed upon as of January 2015. Now that the remainder of the site has been vacated by DND, Canada Lands can continue to implement the master development plan on the remainder of the site.




St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador



Chris Millier