Chebucto Road

When it was built in 1920, this store was well on the outskirts of the city.  It was also a sign of the times in terms of transportation.  Electric Tram cars (and eventually the automobile) meant that  stores didn't have to be located in the city's core any longer.  Although Simpsons was built in this west end location back in 1920, it took quite a while longer for the other large retail spaces we're familiar with now to be developed.  Bayers Road Shopping Centre was completed in 1956 and it wasn't until 1962 that Halifax Shopping Centre was open for business.