The history and architecture of the Red Rose Tea Building makes it one of Saint John’s most recognizable landmarks. Built in 1903, this building has served as a gateway to the city’s centre for more than a century, and it is the last-standing example of the tea importation industry that thrived in Saint John from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
Located at 12 Smythe Street, the Red Rose Building continues to keep with Saint John’s tradition of entrepreneurship and advancement, and is now home to some of the city’s most innovative businesses and organizations. Commercial Properties is proud to be a part of the history—and future—of this iconic building. The building obtained a Bronze certification in the BOMA BEST program in 2015 for environmental excellence and building management standards and features onsite monthly and hourly parking.