Mic Mac Rotary

In the photo above (and below) you can see the original path of Braemar Drive, as well as where the original shoreline was previous to the construction of the rotary.

Another view of the rotary shortly after construction, looking towards what is now Mic Mac Mall. To the right is what remained of Braemar Drive, along with one of the homes that once was a lakefront property before being swallowed up by “progress”.

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What is now Mic Mac Mall and “Mic Mac Village”, shortly after construction of the beltway that extended as far as Woodland Road, as seen in the map at the bottom of the page.

From the Mail Star, Saturday May 24, 1986

“By August of 1961, the Micmac Rotary was nearing completion. Originally Main Street connected with Prince Albert Road and Braemar Drive was a continuous street where it is now split by the rotary. The site of what was to become Micmac Mall was at that time a tract of empty land. Many of the homes surrounding the rotary have since disappeared. And, the Dartmouth Inn has grown over the years.”

From “Halifax Military Town Plan“, 1963. http://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/islandora/object/macrepo%3A81109