City and Provincial Directories

Directories can help you find the address of a particular person, the occupants of a particular street, or the location of a business within the community, and they often contain great advertisements for local businesses. You may also be interested in telephone directories - we've got those too.

Directories are available in the Local History Room at Central Library:

  • Halifax and Dartmouth: 1869 - 2000 
  • Truro and district, Nova Scotia city directory: 1984, 1986, 1991
  • Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Polk city directory: 1996 - 1997
  • Provincial/Maritime: 1866, 1870, 1871, 1890 - 1897, 1914     
  • National: 1857
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