Downtown Sydney

Benefit of being located in Downtown Sydney

Sydney Downtown Development Association. By operating your business in the district you automatically become a member of the business association. This membership comes with many perks including: training and workshop seminars, marketing incentives, networks, being a part of events and festivals, access to resources, and much more!

Convenience. For convenience, few things match downtown areas. In most cities, homeowners and tenants living downtown are only steps away from restaurants, stores, cultural events, and much more. Downtown areas are easy to get to, both for clients and employees. Being downtown means an easier commute, which keeps employees happy and energized. There are also lots of options for lunch and places to take clients out after work.

Networking Opportunities. When you’re working in the middle of a busy city it’s natural to meet and network with other entrepreneurs more frequently. A dedicated office means you can also host meetings so you get the collaborations without the commute. Having an office downtown means plenty of opportunities to meet new business professionals, both in your office building and outside of it. By heading into a coffee shop, doing a bit of shopping, or just taking a walk down Charlotte makes for a great networking environment.

A Share of Sydney’s Flourishing Tourism Dollars. As the heart of Cape Breton, Sydney is a popular tourist destination, especially with the Port of Sydney being in close proximity and seeing 200,000 passengers throughout the cruise ship season. People from all over the world come to enjoy the sights, sounds, and history of the Cape Breton Island region. As part of the wonderful business community of Sydney you will benefit greatly from the tourism dollars that our vibrant district brings in each year.

Millennial Generation. The educated and connected millennials prefer walkable live-work-play communities rich in amenities. They want to live and work in a creative, innovative and engaged environment filled with energy, the type of environment found in modern walkable downtown areas.

Breaks Can Be Taken By The Water. Sometimes, we just need to get out of the office and take a little walk. What better place to do so than alongside Sydney Waterfront’s Boardwalk? Working in the district means you’ll be just a short distance from a beautiful walking area, it doesn’t get much better than that!

Available Retail Space

329 George Street

Office / Retail Building for Rent

Size: 80 Sq. Ft. – 1200 Sq. Ft.

329, 333, 335

12,000 Sq.ft. Triplex

*First Floor

*Ample Free Parking on site

*All utilities included

Contact: J. Francis Investments


275 Charlotte Street

Class “A” Office Building

16,200 Sq. ft.



*Parking on & off-site

Contact: J. Francis Investments


58 Dorchester Street

Office Building for Rent

Two-storey -4,500 Sq. ft.

*Ample Parking on site

*Prime Location

*Utilities Included

Contact: J. Francis Investments


270 George Street

Office Building for Rent

Size: 600 Sq. Ft.

Contact: Linda McCulloch

279 George Street

Class “A” Office Building

7,000 Sq. ft.

Now available for leasing – There are two units on the street level, which can be leased separately or together. Both have bathrooms, with adjoining door and are approximately 1500 Sq. Ft. each – on and off-site parking available. 1) The left side consists of a reception area, office, washroom, and large back area…READ MORE!

300 Charlotte Street

Office and Commercial Retail Space Available

300 Charlotte St. offers 11 office suites located on the second floor. This property can accommodate 2, 3, 4, 5 or other multiple office suite configurations…READ MORE!


309 Charlotte Street

Office Space Available

309 Charlotte St. offers 24 office suites located on the second floor. This property can accommodate 2, 3, 4 or other multiple office suite configurations.

Floor Plan


  • Air conditioning
  • Heat and lights
  • Separate men’s and ladies’ washrooms OR Unisex washroom
  • Carpeted office suites
  • Wi-fi

53 Prince St

Office Space Available

53 Prince St. offers 11 office suites located on the ground floor. This property can accommodate 2, 6, 10 or other multiple office suite configurations.

Floor Plan


  • Air conditioning
  • Heat and lights
  • Separate men’s and ladies’ washrooms OR Unisex washroom
  • Laminate flooring
  • Security
  • Wi-fi

My dream has always been to open my own business someday, I would have never guessed that dream would be coming true at only 22. Without the assistance from the Sydney Downtown Development Association I wouldn’t be where I am today and I can’t put into words how grateful I am for everything they have done for me. I am a young entrepreneur and I couldn’t be happier with the fact that I get to operate my business in my hometown.

Tori Horvath - Boysenberry Boutique & Cafe

The Heart of the Community

Having the CB Farmers Market located in Downtown Sydney is integral for our growth and sustainability. Farmers Markets need to be located in the heart of the community so everyone can come together. This has been our goal for over 8 years and we are so excited to be making our new permanent home exactly where we need to be!

Pauline - Cape Breton Farmer's Market

Incredible Synergy

I chose to open Get Nauti Gifts and Home Decor in Downtown Sydney because of location location location… we are nestled next to Sydney’s busiest restaurant and we’re in close proximity to hotels, business offices, and the cruise terminal plus we have a beautiful view of Sydney’s waterfront giving us the perfect recipe for success. Downtown Sydney is a warm inviting place to do business with a tremendous amount of local support and shop goers, businesses work together to create an incredible synergy Downtown.

Tonya Blackie - Get Nauti Gifts and Home Decor

Surrounded by Like-Minded Small Businesses

Taking over Doktor Luke’s was an easy decision because it’s location, in the heart of Downtown Sydney, has everything we could ask for. We are surrounded by like-minded small businesses, a host of offices, both governmental and private, and we have the benefit of drawing from the thousands of tourists who visit Downtown each year. Along with all that, the area boasts the main public transit hub in the CBRM allowing easy access for students, seniors and everyone in between. Doktor Luke’s looks forward to growing along with Downtown Sydney for years to come!

James Walsh - Doktor Luke's

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