From concerts and stoop nights to social sports and pets, there is A LOT that goes into the Canton way of living. Maybe you want to know where to catch the water taxi, how to contact your city councilperson, or what to do with your old couch. Well, the CCA has you covered!

Neighborhood Overview
Good to Know
Trash & Recycling
City Services
Parking & Transportation
Elected Representatives
Community Calendar


NEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW

Situated in the 21224 and traditionally centered around O'Donnell Square, Canton has a population of over 11,000 residents and features plenty of bars, restaurants, shops, recreational activities, and green spaces to keep them happy.

Canton is bounded by Eastern Avenue to the north, the waterfront to the south, Chester Street to the west, and Conkling Street to the east.


GOOD TO KNOW

One of the benefits of our active and engaged community is the helpful resources it generates. Below is a list of links for social media pages, apps, etc., for neighborhood and city-wide information to help new residents get situated here. It's also a helpful reminder for residents who've been here awhile, too!

CCA Facebook Page
Go here for the latest news and updates in the neighborhood. We post everything CCA- and neighborhood-related here first. Look for local events, meetings, transportation information, city government notices, and more.

Canton Neighbors Facebook Page
Many neighbors utilize this Facebook page to post about everything from safety to positive neighborhood and community notes to questions about dry cleaning and brunch. Note that the comments range from helpful to downright, shall we say, entertaining. And please utilize the search function at the top before posting! Someone may have already answered your question.

Nextdoor
Join this online community to get tips and recommendations and to discuss neighborhood issues.

Canton Canopy
Help beautify the neighborhood and benefit the environment with a tree planted outside your house. This CCA committee has received a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to install a greenway on Hudson Street, and they'll plant a tree for you at a discounted rate.

311
The city's official call center for anything non-emergency. You can download the app or simply call 311 to report issues such as unsightly trash, a request for bulk trash pickup, overgrown grass/weeds, potholes, etc.

Canton Restaurant Specials and Happy Hours
Get out and get social! Want to know if the game is on, or if you can buy beers by the bucket? This Facebook page is the place to find up-to-the-minute info for neighborhood bars and restaurants.

Loople
Just one example of the brilliance and entrepreneurial spirit of our residents. It was created right here in our neighborhood to help residents find restaurants running specials and happy hours.

Drizly
Too tired to make a run to the liquor store? Have it delivered. This is like OrderUp for booze.

Friends of Patterson Park
Don't forget our adjacent neighborhoods! In addition to numerous volunteer opportunities, the Friends of Patterson Park also host free summer concerts and other events in the park throughout the year.

Farmer’s Markets
Every Tuesday in the summer, from 9 a.m. to noon, Lohr’s Orchard sells produce alongside the Hatton Senior Center. The Fells Point Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm at Harbor Point. The Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar takes place Sundays from April through December from 7:00 am to noon at Holiday and Saratoga Streets.

Lights Out Baltimore
This organization makes Charm City safe for birds. Sometimes residents encounter injured birds. Lights Out Baltimore can help direct you to help for our feathered friends.

Other City Living Links


TRASH & RECYCLING

Trash

All garbage will be picked up on Tuesdays in all of Canton. Unless you've opted out of the city trash can program, trash should be placed in the city-issued green trash receptacles. Depending on where you live, trash may be collected in front of your home or from the alley. It is against City Ordinance not to keep your garbage in a properly sealed trash can container. Trash cans should be put out before 7:00 am on Tuesday.

Please don't put out your trash before the morning of your designated pickup day. It encourages rat and rodent infestation. Responsible residents make for a clean and healthy Canton. We love Professor Trash Wheel, but we really don't like feeding her from our own backyard!

If you can't wait until your designated pickup day, take your trash to an authorized disposal location. See below under e-cycling for locations and hours of sanitation yards and the landfill. The Western, Eastern, and Northwestern Sanitation Yards are now open on Saturdays.

Recycling

Recycling in Baltimore City has been single-stream since 2008. All recyclable materials—bottles, cans, plastics (#s 1–7), mixed paper and cardboard—should be set out in a single container. Use the City's yellow recycling containers or any other container clearly marked "recycling." Place recycling containers in the same location as your trash before 7:00 am on Thursdays for collection. Plastic bags of any color will not be accepted.

If Tuesday or Thursday is a city holiday, collection will be the following Saturday.

e-CYCLING

Baltimore DPW offers free year-round recycling of consumer electronics such as DVD players, VCRs, computers and monitors, radios, and speakers. Electronics can be dropped off at any of the following locations and times:

  • Quarantine Road Sanitary Landfill, 6100 Quarantine Rd. — Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Northwest Transfer Station, 5030 Reisterstown Rd. — Monday–Friday 7:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Western Sanitation Yard, 701 Reedbird Ave. — Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Eastern Sanitation Yard, 6101 Bowleys Ln. — Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Northwest Sanitation Yard, 2840 Sisson St. — Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm

CITY SERVICES

The Baltimore City official website has a great page that consolidates all of your most common questions, with links to the answers. Try that first!

Baltimore City has a one-call number, 311, for city services requests. You can also put in a request via their 311 app (iPhone and Android available) or online via their website. However, if you have questions or need additional help, some helpful numbers are listed below.

Abandoned Vehicles
410-396-1944
Provide a description of vehicle and its location. City promises action within 48 hours.

After Hours Liquor Establishment Complaint Hotline
410-545-6360 (7:00 pm to 3:00 am)

Bulk Trash
410-361-9333
Click here for more information.
Includes old appliances, boxes, furniture and up to four tires with the rims removed—no building materials! Clearly mark the items as BULK TRASH. You must contact them to arrange pickup.

Clogged Street Drain
410-396-5352

Potholes
410-POT-HOLE
The Director of the Department of Public Works promises action within 48 hours.

Public Works
410-396-5352

Rat Rubout Program
410-545-1916 or 410-545-1919

Street & Alley Cleaning
410-396-4515

Street Sweeping
Sweeping is done monthly in the Southeast District. Odd sides of the street are swept every first Wednesday, and even sides are swept every second Wednesday. Please obey any parking restriction signs and try to move your car on your street's designated day so we can keep Canton looking good!

Street Lights
410-396-5965
The department promises a response within 48 hours.

If the number you're looking for isn't listed above, you can call the City Switchboard at 410-396-3100 and your call will be directed to the appropriate department.


PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

Parking is free and first-come, first-served on the street. Some lucky folks have garages and alley parking pads, so please don't block those. Otherwise, park anywhere you like that's legal.

MTA Bus Schedule
Want to leave your car at home? The city's bus network can get you there, connecting you to other neighborhoods and transportation services such as Light Rail stops, Penn Station, and the Water Taxi.

Charm City Circulator
This free bus option operates on several highly-trafficked routes throughout the city.

Water Taxi
Click here for ticket prices and schedules for the Baltimore Water Taxi. The nearest stop is located at Canton Waterfront Park.

EZ Pass
With such easy access to I-95, Canton makes a great home base. Make your commute through the tunnels, or even up and down the I-95 corridor, with a Maryland EZ Pass.

Getting Around on Two Wheels
Interested in biking around town but not in owning a bike? Check out Baltimore Bike Share for an affordable two-wheeled transit option. And make sure you're biking safely by following the rules of the road!

Cabs
The city has a variety of cab companies and cabs are often readily available in O'Donnell Square.

 


ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

Baltimore City Government

Baltimore City Council, 1st District
Councilman Zeke Cohen
City Hall
Room 505
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-396-4821

To contact the councilman's office and submit a constituent request, please call the office phone or send an email to Joshua Thomson at joshua.thomson@baltimorecity.gov.

Team Members
Michael Castagnola, Chief of Staff: michael.castagnola@baltimorecity.gov
Joshua Thomson, Community Liaison: joshua.thomson@baltimorecity.gov
Julio Cervantes, Community Liaison: julio.cervantes@baltimorecity.gov
Ateira Griffin, Community Liaison: ateira.griffin@baltimorecity.gov
Heather Savino, University of Maryland School of Social Work Fellow: heather.savino@baltimorecity.gov
Sean Gregory, UMBC Intern: sean.gregory@baltimorecity.gov

Mayor's Office
Mayor Catherine Pugh
City Hall
100 N. Holliday Street, Room 250
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-396-3835
mayor@baltimorecity.gov

www.baltimorecity.gov

Baltimore City Council, President's Office
Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young
City Hall
100 N. Holiday Street, Room 400
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-396-4804
councilpresident@baltimorecity.gov

www.baltimorecitycouncil.com

 

Maryland State Government

Office of the Governor
Governor Larry Hogan
State House, 100 State Circle
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1925
(410) 974-3901
(800) 811-8336
TDD (410) 333-3098
MD Relay (800) 735-2258
Email Web Form:
www.gov.state.md.us/mail

Maryland State Senate, 46th District
State Senator William (“Bill”) Ferguson
Miller Senate Office Building, 2 West Wing
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3600
bill.ferguson@senate.state.md.us

Maryland House of Delegates, 46th District
Delegate Luke H. Clippinger
House Office Building, Room 350
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3303 (toll free)
luke.clippinger@house.state.md.us

Delegate Brooke Lierman
House Office Building, Room 311
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3319 (toll free)
brooke.lierman@house.state.md.us

Delegate Robbyn T. Lewis
House Office Building, Room 304
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3772 (toll free)
robbyn.lewis@house.state.md.us

 

United States Government

United States House of Representatives, Maryland's 3rd District
Representative John P. Sarbanes
Washington D.C. Office
426 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(301) 942-3768
sarbanes.house.gov

United States Senate
Senator Ben Cardin
Washington D.C. Office
Suite 509
Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-4524
cardin.senate.gov

Baltimore Office
100 South Charles Street
Tower 1, Suite 1710
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-4436

Senator Chris Van Hollen
Washington, D.C. Office
110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4654
vanhollen.senate.gov

Baltimore Office
1900 North Howard Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21218
(667) 212-4610