St. John's: The Atlantic entrance to the new world
St. John's was incorporated as a town in 1888 and raised to a city in 1921. In the 1950s, the city adopted its first land-use zoning by-law. A draft municipal plan was prepared in 1972, but the first adopted plan came in 1984. Today, St. John's has over 100,000 residents - roughly one-third of the province's population.