Dartmouth Crossing is a CAD$280 million commercial development owned by North American Development Group. When it was first being developed, it was the largest retail construction project in Canada east of Calgary.
Dartmouth Crossing can be reached by the following Halifax Transit bus routes:
- 56 (Dartmouth Crossing/Portland Hills)
- 72 (Portland Hills via Woodlawn/Dartmouth Crossing via Wright Ave)
The site comprises 207 hectares (511 acres), and more than 81 hectares (200 acres) will be allotted to its retail component. By 2009, Dartmouth Crossing is anticipated to contain approximately 204,000 square metres (2.2 million square ft) of retail space. When it is fully built-out, the centre will contain an additional 46,500 square metres (500,000 sq ft) of hotel and office space, and will provide as many as 15,000 jobs.
The site is bisected by two waterways, Grassy and Frenchman's Brooks, and contains a number of walking and cycling trails that connect the centre to Burnside Park, nearby Shubie Park and residential areas in the vicinity.
Shops and businesses
Once completed, Dartmouth Crossing will consist of four components:
- A "big box" district, made up of large and medium retailers, including the largest Canadian Tire store ever built;
- A "main street" district containing smaller, fashion-oriented stores, known as 'The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing';
- An entertainment district containing restaurants and anchored by a 12-screen Cineplex Cinemas movie theatre.  The movie theatre had been owned by Empire Theatres.
- A district containing businesses, including banks and gas stations, intended to serve the nearby business park.
- A residential area.
Dartmouth Crossing is connected to Burnside Industrial Park directly via Commodore Drive and indirectly via Wright Avenue.
Overall, the centre is planned to house 20 big box stores, 40 shops, 15 boutiques, 20 restaurants, 10 service uses, two hotels, a movie theatre and 9,300 square metres (100,000 sq ft) of office space.
- Penhorn Mall loses Wal-Mart. Halifax Daily News, Feb 21, 2006. pg. 14.
- Dartmouth Crossing getting new 12-screen theatre seating 2,300. Halifax Daily News, Apr 25, 2006. pg. 14.
- Everest, Paul. Dartmouth Crossing will hold 45 stores by end of summer. The Burnside News. February 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Massinon, Stephane. Crossing at a crossroads: We check in on how work is going at city's newest retail mecca in the making. Halifax Daily News. March 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Burnside Park. Dartmouth Crossing official site. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Dartmouth Crossing. Presentation to REICNS and Nova Scotia Real Estate Appraisers Association. October 18, 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- EDM Environmental Design and Management Limited. Country View Fiscal Impact Assessment: Final Report. November 2004. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Trail system. Dartmouth Crossing official site. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Big Canadian Tire opens in fall. Halifax Chronicle Herald. June 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Empire Theatres continues expansion and announces 2 exciting new Cinema and Entertainment complexes! CNW Group. April 24, 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Halifax Regional Municipality. Harbour East Community Council: application to rezone land. 30 Mar. 2009. http://www.halifax.ca/commcoun/hecc/documents/090402hecc104.pdf. Retrieved 2009-12-09