Alderney LandingEdit profile
Alderney Landing is a convention centre, art gallery, market, and theatre facility in Downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It was opened in May, 1999. The theatre hosts many concerts, conventions and other events, and is also the home of the Eastern Front Theatre. The market on the lower level of Alderney Landing is home to a weekly farmers market, the Craig Art Gallery, Ducky's Restaurant, and a Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation retail store. The parking lot on the north side of the building bordering the harbour doubles as a large outdoor multi-use space called the Events Plaza, which can be used for outdoor concerts or festivals. There is a large stage build on one side of Alderney Landing facing the events plaza, with a permanent roof, used for outdoor concerts which can accommodate up to 10,000 people. There are also washroom and electrical facilities on the opposite end of the plaza. The plaza is also the home of the Dartmouth Multicultural Festival, an outdoor series of performances, workshops and displays celebrating the multicultural diversity of the Province of Nova Scotia. When the complex was constructed it was integrated via a pedway into Alderney Gate, an existing building housing municipal government offices and the Dartmouth Regional Library (now a branch of the Halifax Public Libraries) completed in 1990, and the Metro Transit ferry terminal built in 1979.