Several areas of the city of St. Johns feature Jellybean Row houses so named because of their candy-like colours, the result of a downtown revitalization program initiated by St. Johns Heritage Foundation in 1977.

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Newfoundland is an island of austere, washed-out beauty and vast unpopulated wilderness. Yet here, in its capital and largest city, one finds scads of homes colored like tropical fruit, plus bustling street life and a dim urban (yet small-town friendly) buzz. For all that, North America's oldest city doesn't just contrast the province it dominates. St John's exudes wry wit, stoicism and lust for life, and to this end embodies some of Newfoundland's best values.


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