Spring Garden, Halifax

Spring Garden, Halifax

Planning Area = Halifax Peninsula

Maporimagedescription = Spring Garden and South Park on a rainy night.
Communities = Armdale, Downtown, Hydrostone, North End, Quinpool, South End, Spring Garden, West End
Community Council = Peninsula Council

Spring Garden, along with Barrington Street (which it adjoins) and Quinpool Road, is a major commercial and cultural district in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It comprises Spring Garden Road, South Park Street, and a number of smaller side streets. The area is considered to be one of the trendiest areas in Halifax.

Spring Garden Road is home to a number of pubs, coffee shops and boutiques, making it busy both day and night. On Spring Garden one can find the Main Branch of Halifax Public Libraries, the municipal Law Courts, the former Technical University of Nova Scotia (now the Sexton Campus of Dalhousie University), the Halifax Public Gardens, and St. Mary's Basilica. The area is also adjacent to the Citadel and the Halifax Metro Centre; several major hotels are located nearby.

The Lord Nelson Hotel, at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street, is a Halifax landmark. During the 1960s its grounds were a popular hang-out for artists and hippies. The Bud the Spud chip truck is parked on the street outside the library on summer months.

Spring Garden road runs out to Robie Street, and then becomes Coburg Road, a largely residential thoroughfare. It is served by numerous Metro Transit routes. Routes 1,10,14,18,20 and 80 provide service from 6am until midnight daily (30 minute Monday-Saturday, 1 hour Sundays and Holidays, 15 minute peak).

Spring Garden Road is one of the busiest shopping districts east of Montreal.Fact|date=April 2008

Notable Places

* Halifax Public Gardens
* Sacred Heart School of Halifax
* Victoria Park
* Lord Nelson Hotel
* Park Lane Mall
* Main Branch of the Halifax Public Libraries
* Municipal Law Courts
* St. Mary's Basilica
* Maritime Centre

External links

* [http://www.springgardenroad.com/ Spring Garden Area Merchants Association]

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