East of Fell’s Point on Baltimore’s outer harbor is Canton, a charming waterfront neighborhood founded in the late 19th century. A quaint village square rimmed with restaurants, pubs and shops along O’Donnell Street is the heart of this neighborhood. But, wander off Canton Square to the surrounding blocks and find treasures, from the nearly-lost Baltimore art form of the painted screen to window shrines and rows of classic marble stoops on traditional Baltimore brick and formstone rowhouses. Canton is buffered by Patterson Park, once the country’s largest urban park, and Canton Waterfront Park.
The neighborhood includes Fishing Pier Park, two marinas and a public boat launch, in addition to DuBurns Soccer Arena and many popular and homey restaurants. The community's main attraction is The Canton Square; its host of watering holes create a dynamic social hub for locals to enjoy any day of the week. The newly-constructed Shops at Canton Crossing give residents everything they need, including Chik-Fil-A, Atwater's, Target, Old Navy and Baltimore's most popular grocery store, Harris Teeter. Check out all of the options here!
Hundreds of Baltimoreans flock to Canton Waterfront Park in the spring and summer months for "First Thursdays," which is a free concert series where people from all walks of life come together for great a night of live music and local eats and craft beer. Canton is a place for foodies, dog lovers, yogis, and those who want continue to experience city life without the hustle and bustle.
Canton is like a small town they plucked out of the middle of suburbia and dropped into a city. The neighborhood has a real sense of itself, and a real sense of community. We have a lively square and tons of corner bars.Plus, we have a waterfront for kayaking and a huge park for outdoor concerts. Canton has a local field for rec league sports, a Merritt Health Club, and an active political presence.