St. James Town began to grow in the 19th century when it became a semi-suburban area home to the city's middle class. It is one of Canada's most densely populated communities.
St. James Town's highrises were originally designed after the Second World War to house young "swinging single" middle class residents.
The diversity of the neighbourhood can be seen by the fact that in 2011, 67% of the population identified as a first generation Canadians. Welcome to Canada, glad to have ya here.