District 5 – Dartmouth Centre consists of Dartmouth's downtown core, vibrant residential neighborhoods and commercial and shopping areas. It has a population of approximately 26,400 residents and consists of parts of “Old Dartmouth” including North Woodside, Crichton Park, Manor Park, Southdale, and part of Dartmouth North as well as newer areas such as Lancaster Park.
Dartmouth Centre is full of picturesque public areas, including Sullivan’s Pond, which is home to Canada geese and a lovely water fountain. The Ferry Terminal Park offers a panoramic view of the harbour and neighbouring city of Halifax. The Peace Pavilion, which hosts rocks from the Berlin Wall and Great Wall of China, also overlooks the harbour. The Dartmouth Common is home to the only outdoor public pizza oven in HRM, a large community garden and urban orchard, and new skateboard park.
The events plaza near Alderney Landing hosts many events throughout the year including major outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events. Inside Alderney Landing residents find a bustling weekend farmer’s market, art gallery, and theatre.