Downtown/Dartmouth North

Downtown Dartmouth and Dartmouth North runs from the Burnside Industrial Park to Portland/Pleasant intersections. Burnside Industrial Park is the largest industrial park east of Montreal. Dartmouth North was home to two large military base home sites, Shannon Park (which is now demolished) and Wallis Heights (now privately owned and rentals). This area of the city was primarily blue collar with homes built post war.

Downtown Dartmouth, NS

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Portland St. closest to the ferry terminal area was the main shopping district of Dartmouth, now enjoying revitalization with condo developments and boutique shopping. Dartmouth's downtown core consists of vibrant residential neighborhoods and commercial and shopping areas. Located at the narrows, the MacDonald and MacKay bridges connect Dartmouth to Halifax over the water and the Dartmouth Ferry has been crossing the Halifax Harbour since 1752.

Founded in 1750, a year after Halifax, Dartmouth was a baby sister to Halifax with its own municipal government amalgamated into the Halifax Regional Municipality in 1996. Dartmouth is still an official geographic name that is used by all levels of government. The official place name did not change, due to the confusion with similar street names, land use planning set out by the former "City of Dartmouth," and significant public pressure.

Homes in downtown Dartmouth began in earnest as post war homes were needed for our returning soldiers after WW2. Unlike the communities to the west and east of Dartmouth there are no ‘subdivisions’ in downtown Dartmouth.  Homes range from heritage homes around Ochterloney to family area blocks built up in the 1960’s and post war homes towards the north end.

One of the largest projects currently underway is the old Dartmouth Shipyards, which are finding new life as King's Wharf, a multi-million dollar mixed-use residential and commercial development.


Census (2011) 19,238