History & Heritage
Canal District Alliance
Food: African, American, Bakery, Breakfast/Brunch, Delicatessen, Fast Food, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pizza, Spanish, Vietnamese, German
Music: Alternative, Blues, Indie, Jazz, Latin, Punk and Hardcore, R&B and Soul, Rock
Interest Areas: Dance, History / Heritage, Multicultural, Music / Singing, Sociology, Architecture
The Blackstone Canal District extends from Union Station to the north to Brosnihan Square to the south; and between I-290 to the east and Green Street/Quinsigamond Avenue to the west. The location of the historic Blackstone Canal (1828-1848 -- still buried underneath Harding Street -- and the seat of most European immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, it is currently the city's most vibrant and fastest growing entertainmenta district.