About Dartmouth East...
The riding of Dartmouth East is one of 52 in the Nova Scotia Legislature. It hosts a population that hovers around 20,000 people.
In approximate terms, the riding is bounded by a line starting at the corner of Dorothea Drive and Portland Street which runs to Highway 111. From there it runs to the midway point between Lake Banook and Lake Mic Mac just before the Mic Mac Mall turnoff.
Travelling up the center of Lake Mic Mac and then to Lake Charles, the riding boundary follows Barry's Run up to Lake Loon, and, including a portion of Lake Loon, turns back towards the Highway 7 around the Forest Hills Extension.
The boundary turns from Main Street across municipal parkland to join up with Lucien Drive, and continues up turning to include Carlson Court, half of Lake Settle, and continuing out to include Dorothea Drive returning to Portland Street.
You can download a detailed PDF map of the riding provided by Elections Nova Scotia by clicking on the picture above.
Dartmouth East is home to many community resources and facilities.
Educationally, the riding is home to the Akerley Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, Bridgeway Academy, and many public schools including Prince Andrew High School which hosts the International Baccalaureate program.
Dartmouth East is surrounded by the shopping districts of Dartmouth Crossing, Downtown Dartmouth, Mic Mac Mall, Penhorn Mall, and Russell Lake West. However it also hosts an important neighbourhood business district of its own - The Main Street Business Improvement District. This area is currently undergoing a revitalization with the creation of a new business association, arrival of new businesses, and capital works projects already underway.
You can check out the background to this long term revitalization project on the Main Street Design page.