The Old North End is a look at the lives and history of the Old North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Originally referred to as the North Suburbs the community was settled by German and Swiss immigrants known as “The Foreign Protestants”. After 1753 the community developed into a primarily working class neighbourhood closely connected with the nearby wharfs of the busy Halifax waterfront and Naval Yards. In the mid-1950s a large scale urban renewal project began in Halifax which razed most of the “old north end” reducing the population significantly. Today this neighbourhood is in a period of renewal and this website will celebrate its past, its present and its future through the stories of the people who made/make their home(s) here.
This website is the project of Nathaniel Smith a resident of Falkland Street which runs through what remains of the “old” North End. A history buff and political junkie this website will provide an overview of the research he has been doing for much of the last decade.