The heart of this waterfront neighborhood is a quaint village square with restaurants, pubs and shops surrounded by traditional Baltimore rowhomes.


On the Waterfront Activities

Resting between Boston Street and the Baltimore Harbor, Canton Waterfront Park offers eight acres of harbor views where you can see Fort McHenry sitting prominently across the water as well as U.S. Navy ships docked nearby. With its green space, multi-use trails, Chesapeake Bay access, and boat ramp, it’s ideal for outdoor recreation. It is also a popular location for community events like the Seafood Festival and the monthly WTMD First Thursdays concert series in the summer. Wrapping around the southeastern part of the harbor, it’s a convenient starting point for traversing the Waterfront Promenade.

Yes, You Can at the Can Company

The Can Company, which is now a mix-used commercial space with retailers, restaurants and offices was first purchased by the Norton Tin Can and Plate Co. in 1895 and converted into a manufacturing plant that became the largest can manufacturer in the country. The development was among the first in the 1990s renaissance of Canton, one of the city’s most popular communities. A culinary destination in the Can Company complex is Alma Cocina Latina, an oasis specializing in Venezuelan food. For a fresh ceviche, try the cured salmon with apple compote, chorizo oil and cilantro powder. The complex also hosts live music and other activities throughout the warmer months.

Bar and Restaurant Hopping

The hub of restaurants and nightlife in this harbor adjacent neighborhood is O’Donnell Square, which has offerings for every taste, including seafood, Mexican, sushi, Thai and a number of bars with great pub grub. El Bufalo Tequila Bar and Kitchen is a happening spot for all ages (over 21), offering trivia nights, dance parties and bottomless mimosa brunch on the weekends. The square is one of the top places for a night out in Baltimore, attracting a mostly millennial crowd who enjoy the opportunity to bar hop between many different options.

Did You Know?

Canton is one of the best neighborhoods for a traditional Baltimore crab feast, with restaurants specializing in the local fare. Crack the crustaceans at the BoatHouse Canton or at Captain James Landing, a favorite of former resident Oprah Winfrey.