Downtown Dartmouth

Downtown Dartmouth

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Downtown Dartmouth is the main business, banking and government office core of the Dartmouth area of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. It is part of the Capital District of the Province.

Business and buildings

Located in downtown Dartmouth are the home of the Halifax Regional School Board (located in the former city hall of the former city of Dartmouth), Alderney Gate which houses a branch of the Halifax Public Libraries and other office space, the Alderney Landing market, gallery and theatre building, the 19-story highrise office building Queen Square, as well as the main branches of the Royal Bank of Canada and CIBC. Also in the area there several condominium highrise buildings. The La Perla Restaurant building on 73 Alderney Drive is the oldest commercial brick building on the Dartmouth side of the harbour. Downtown Dartmouth also features historic landmarks such as the Quaker Whaler House, one of the oldest buildings in Halifax Regional Municipality (open to the public seasonally) and Evergreen House, Victorian home to nationally acclaimed folklorist, Helen Creighton (open year round).

Transportation

Downtown Dartmouth is connected by ferry to downtown Halifax operated by Metro Transit from Alderney Landing. North America's oldest continually operating saltwater ferry service was started in 1752 by one man rowing customers across the harbour for three cents per trip. The three main streets are Alderney Drive (Trunk 7),...
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